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02Oct 2018
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By: Fiona Yam, Registered physiotherapist, GLA:D trained practitioner Osteoarthritis and exercise Osteoarthritis (OA) is becoming more common due to our aging society as well as the fact that a significant portion of the Canadian population leads sedentary lifestyles.  Although age contributes to OA formation, it is not the only cause. Instead, OA is a disease […]

11May 2018
How to Protect your Back while Gardening

There is no doubt that gardening is physically demanding, as many people have complained of back pains due to the dexterity involved in the activity. The underlining reason why most gardeners complain of back pains is because most of the beckoning garden duties require people to bend at different angles for a very long period […]

23Mar 2018
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By Cristen Hoyle, Registered Massage Therapist Best prenatal massage for my clients… how to make it happen… Prenatal massage for expecting mothers has been probably some of my most rewarding treatments when I think back on all the treatments I’ve provided as a registered massage therapist in North York. There is nothing quite like the […]

21Jan 2018
Jaw (TMJ) disorder might be the reason for your headache

Jaw joints are known as temporomandibular joint (TMJ). TMD refers to disorders that involve these joints and could be the cause of many different types of  pains in the jaw area as well as headaches. The headaches resulted from TMJ disorders usually do not respond well to generic tension treatment and have to be treated […]

07Jan 2018
Preventing knee and ankle injuries in figure skaters

By: Paul Messner, Registered physiotherapist Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome + Jumpers Knee Figure Skating is a repetitive jumping sport, figure skaters endure an incredible amount of stress on their knees, especially on their landing leg. Landing a triple requires you to support approximately 3 times your body weight on one leg and about 4 times your body […]

17Dec 2017
How a physiotherapist treats dizziness

By: Gita Mikal, Registered Physiotherapist certified in Vestibular Rehabilitation Dizziness has many causes. A typical vestibular patient has a history of an acute, sudden dizziness attack which may or may not be accompanied by vomiting or nausea. Some patients experience a sudden unsteadiness and feel lightheaded. In many cases, dizziness and memory problems are the […]

08Dec 2017
Figure Skating; Common Back Injuries and The Role of Physiotherapist

By: Paul Messner, Registered Physiotherapist   Figure skating is a technically difficult sport combining athletic power and artistic finesse. Most competitive figure skaters train 4-6 hours per day for 11 months of the year. Due to the demanding training regime, figure skaters are susceptible to atraumatic and chronic overuse injuries which generally occur in the […]

24Nov 2017
Beat Fibromyalgia

There are many people who are fighting the curse of obesity. Those individuals who are simply overweight because of their lifestyles are still in a better position as compared to people with medical conditions. Contrary to popular belief, obese patients have no control over their hunger cravings. Unfortunately for people fighting obesity the only way […]

10Nov 2017
My hip x-ray shows I have arthritis, Should I worry

Arthritis is one of the most common causes of hip pain and is a progressive condition usually confirmed by abnormal findings in hip x-ray such as bone spurs. By progressive disorder we don’t mean that with time the patient’s pain will get more intense and treatment will get more difficult but arthritic changes may progress. […]

29Oct 2017
Prevent concussions, it is important

Preventing concussions is as important as managing them. A concussion is an injury to the brain that occurs due to trauma such as a blow to the head or falling down.  The brain is one of the most intricate organs of a human body and is protected by a skull and spinal fluid. The function […]