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Clinic Reopening Protocols: May 19th

May 15th, 2020 • • in Facilities • • Add a comment »

We have been closely following how our Provincial and National Health Authorities have guided physiotherapy clinics on the best strategies to keep our patients safe while also welcoming them back into the clinic for treatments.  We will be open for BOTH in-clinic and virtual physiotherapy appointments starting May 19th 2020.  The clinic may look slightly different but we can promise that you will still receive the highest quality of care. 

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Stretches Before Playing Catch With The Kids

April 27th, 2020 • • in Uncategorized • • Add a comment »

Stretch Before That First Throw Spring is here and it’s baseball season. However, with COVID-19 and all of us practicing social distancing you may not have had the chance to hit the baseball diamond for any throwing, batting or team play. To break the boredom and to get some exercise, your son or daughter may have shouted out “Mom/dad, let’s go out and play catch in the yard”.

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Gardening – Getting into the Garden the Right Way

April 27th, 2020 • • in Physiotherapy, Uncategorized • • Add a comment »

  THE DO’S AND DON’TS OF GARDENING With a number of people taking up activities they usually don’t have time to do, gardening has become a favourite past-time in this pandemic crisis.  That is fantastic! Fresh air, you are outside, and you are being active.  Just a few precautions you need to be aware of so that you don’t need to call us due to a sore joint, muscle or ligament that you have inadvertently damaged.

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Upper Extremity Tendonitis – How to manage as a Dental Hygienist

February 4th, 2016 • • in Physiotherapy • tagged: , , , , , Add a comment »

Causes: Tendonitis results from overuse and repetitive movements related to work or sport. This is most commonly observed in the shoulder, elbow and wrist in the Dental Hygienist population. Symptoms: Swelling in the shoulder, elbow, wrist or thumb Pain – may be sharp or dull ache Weakness in the upper limb especially grip strength Treatment: Rest / Ice / bracing Anti-inflammatories Physiotherapy which would include: pain control, treatment for swelling, stretching and strengthening program, brace prescription.

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Non-operative treatment for the knee

January 29th, 2015 • • in Physiotherapy • tagged: , Add a comment »

Best Practice: Highlights from Dr. Richard Kendall’s recent article for UBC Continuing Education Professional Development Is arthroscopy effective in the treatment of arthritis or degenerative meniscal tears of the knee? Data analysis suggests no additional benefits from surgical intervention compared to physical therapy. Treatment for the symptomatic knee may include: Activity modification, medication, weight loss and Active Physiotherapy.

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – A Numbing Experience

February 13th, 2014 • • in Physiotherapy • tagged: Add a comment »

Imagine if it hurt every time you used your hands, drinking coffee, getting dressed, or driving. Working on a computer would be impossible. That’s what it’s like to have Carpal Tunnel syndrome (CTS) – and this condition is increasingly common in our society. The term ‘carpal’ refers to the wrist; the carpal tunnel, as you might expect, is a ‘tunnel’ created by the wrist (carpal ) bones and a broad firm ligament called the carpal ligament.

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