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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]