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Upper Extremity Tendonitis – How to manage as a Dental Hygienist

February 4th, 2016 • written by • 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. Prevention: Ease up: Avoid activities that put excessive stress on the shoulder elbow and wrist tendons for prolonged periods.

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Marc Rizzardo heading to his 5th Olympics

January 20th, 2016 • written by • in Physiotherapy • tagged: , Add a comment »

Badminton Canada Nominates Coaching Staff for Rio Olympics Ottawa ON – Badminton Canada today announced the staff it intends to nominate for the Rio Olympic Games Canadian Badminton Team. With a slightly more than three months before the end Rio Olympic qualifying period, Canada is in a position to potentially qualify up seven athletes for the Games.

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Non-operative treatment for the knee

January 29th, 2015 • written by • 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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Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Spurs)

May 12th, 2014 • written by • in Client Stories, Physiotherapy • tagged: , , , Add a comment »

This article was prepared exclusively for the PCSL by physiotherapist Marc R. Rizzardo. It belongs to a series of articles about common health and injury problems encountered by soccer players. A very common injury that soccer players get, usually early on in the preseason, is plantar fasciitis. The plantar fascia is a bundle of muscles that run under the foot.

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Anterior Compartment Syndrome (Shin Splints)

May 12th, 2014 • written by • in Client Stories, Physiotherapy • tagged: , , , Add a comment »

This article was prepared exclusively for the PCSL by physiotherapist Marc R. Rizzardo. It belongs to a series of articles about common health and injury problems encountered by soccer players. The lower leg is comprised of three distinct compartments, each having muscles, nerves, arteries and veins in them.  When one compartment gets injured via overuse or acute trauma to the area, the swelling in the area does not dissipate into the other two compartments. 

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – A Numbing Experience

February 13th, 2014 • written by • 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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WE ARE TEMPORARILY CLOSED

(updated April 03, 2020)

As we have seen in recent weeks, the world-wide spread of COVID-19 is impacting us all.  At Metrotown Orthopedic & Sports Physiotherapy Clinic, the health and safety of our clients, staff and therapists remains our number one priority.  

As such, based on the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend our clinic’s operations effective March 18, 2020.  We will be continually assessing the situation as it evolves. We hope to re-open on April 14, 2020.

Although we are temporarily closed to physically treat our clients, our physiotherapists are here to support you. Please contact us by phone (604.430.3066) or by email ([email protected]) if you have any questions or concerns, or if you wish to be connected with your physiotherapist. We will respond to you as soon as we can.

We are pleased to offer a new service called Online Physiotherapy (Tele-Rehabilitation) during this time of self-isolation and social distancing where you can receive physiotherapy services from the comfort of your home via a video conference on a computer or laptop. Think of it like FaceTiming your physiotherapist. The therapist will provide an assessment followed by treatment including education, exercise prescription, techniques for self-management, and more. Please contact us and we will connect you with a therapist for more details.

We are monitoring developments of this virus closely and will be following the guidance of public health authorities.  We thank you for your patience as we navigate through this ever-changing and unprecedented event.  Please check back with us for any updates. 

In the meantime, stay safe and take care. We look forward to serving you again soon. We will get through this together.

All the best, 
Metrotown Orthopedic & Sports Physiotherapy Clinic