Physiotherapy Blog

Can Massage Therapy Relieve Pregnancy Pains

Prenatal massage therapy has often received varied responses from the health community with regard to its purpose and safety. Recent researches have revealed that massage during pregnancy can be a valuable component in women’s prenatal care, and should, therefore, be given careful consideration. Carrying a baby inside your womb changes your centre of gravity, causing […]

Can Arthritis Be Treated With Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy plays a crucial role in the management of all stages of arthritis, helping to prevent physical impairment and restore functional ability through regular training, mobility aids, therapeutic modalities, and education. What is Rheumatoid arthritis? Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) causes inflammation in the lining of joints and is a chronic disease. While it can affect many […]

The Road to Healthier Legs

Many people all around the world suffer from low extremity venous disorders.  While factors such as heredity, age, physical trauma and/ or surgery may play a role in development of venous conditions, majority of risk factors are associated with our inactive lifestyles.  Lack of exercise, our work environments, prolonged sitting or standing, excess weight, obesity, […]

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Compression or Compartment Syndrome? Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition that results from the compression of the median nerve (a major nerve in our body) as it passes through the carpal tunnel at the wrist, causing wrist pain (Rattray & Ludwig). To distinguish CTS as a compartment syndrome rather than a […]

Tips to Prevent Back & Neck Pain in the Workplace

Improper Desk Ergonomics Can Strain Your Back and Neck Thornhill Chiropractor, Dr. Richard Collis, gives important tips for preventing neck & back strain due to improper desk ergonomics: ♦          Sit back in your chair so that the small of your back is touching the back of the chair ♦          Push yourself and your […]

Asthma and Physiotherapy

Asthma is a most common respiratory chronic disease and involves 24 million persons in the United States. It is a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Asthma is characterized by narrowing of bronchial airways, reversible expiratory airflow obstruction, and spasm of the respiratory tract. Asthma can severely affect a person’s quality of life and physical activity. […]