Physiotherapy Questions


Five Common Physiotherapy Questions, Answered by Physiotherapist, Jennifer Harvey. As an orthopedic physiotherapist, there are common questions I get from patients. They are all great questions, and because of the frequency I hear them, I thought I would compile a list of the top 5 to answer here! Do I need to see my doctor [...]

Physiotherapy Questions2020-03-14T12:26:40-04:00

Physiotherapy and back pain- work your core!


Core strength and back pain What is the core? The “core” refers to the group of muscles around the trunk that help stabilize and move the trunk. It is actually made up of 2 layers of muscles, known as the “inner unit” and “outer unit”. The inner unit refers to the deeper layer of muscles [...]

Physiotherapy and back pain- work your core!2020-02-14T12:19:17-05:00

Physiotherapy – it’s about mobility.


What is a physiotherapist? In a recent study, which examined the market profile of physiotherapists in Canada, the term mobility specialist was used to describe the role of a physiotherapist within a complex Canadian health care system. It was an interesting term to use, and one that has yet to be expanded on and further [...]

Physiotherapy – it’s about mobility.2019-12-19T11:17:43-05:00

Lower back pain- reducing the risk when shovelling snow.


Welcome winter! Welcome snow! Welcome shovelling! Welcome lower back pain! Shovelling greatly increases the risk of low back pain and injury due to the ergonomics, weight of the snow, and the repetitive nature of shoveling. Here are a few tips to avoid lower back injuries and pain as a result of snow shoveling this winter. Read on, your [...]

Lower back pain- reducing the risk when shovelling snow.2019-12-19T11:18:04-05:00

Postural Exercises to Prevent Back Pain


Fall is in the air, and it is back to school time! We see, too often, the negative effects heavy backpacks have on the postures of those who carry them. Rounded shoulders, protruding neck, arched back, knock knees... all leading to headaches, neck pain, leg pain, back pain, and secondary issues. Let's be preventative, lighten [...]

Postural Exercises to Prevent Back Pain2019-12-19T11:18:21-05:00

Physiotherapy for Shin Splints- What, Who, and How to get rid of them!


Shin splits, also known as medial tibial stress syndrome, is an injury that refers to pain along the inner edge of the shinbone (tibia). Shin splints typically develop after physical activity, especially running, hiking, or jumping routines. Any vigorous sports activity can bring on shin splints, especially if you are just starting a fitness program. It [...]

Physiotherapy for Shin Splints- What, Who, and How to get rid of them!2019-12-19T11:18:54-05:00

PREVENTATIVE Physiotherapy in Toronto


Physiotherapy is a rehabilitative medicine. A treatment you seek post injury, an intervention you have post surgery, an option to alleviate chronic pain. A physiotherapy degree is housed within the faculty of Rehabilitation Sciences (within the Faculty of Medicine). Physiotherapy and rehabilitation go hand in hand… and that is not a misconception. Physiotherapists are recognized [...]

PREVENTATIVE Physiotherapy in Toronto2019-12-19T11:19:52-05:00

Living with chronic illness


Chronic illness leaves you feeling like you’re letting everyone down—especially yourself. It’s a constant game of adjusting expectations, rethinking assumptions, and regulating hopes. That deadline you’re trying to meet, that show you really wanted to go to, the pile of dishes in your sink, your friends who you want to see… all of these priorities [...]

Living with chronic illness2019-12-19T11:20:18-05:00

Golfers Elbow


It is almost here… golf season! Avid golfers, recreational golfers, and social golfers are gearing up to hit the lynx… and with the start of golf season comes the start of golf injuries... golfers elbow being one of the most common ailments to sideline a golfer. So- let us explain what golfers elbow is, how [...]

Golfers Elbow2019-12-19T11:20:45-05:00

Illiotibial Band Friction syndrome (ITB Syndrome): Runner’s Knee


Knee pain? Hip pain? You might be suffering from Illiotibial Band (ITB) syndrome. Let me unpack what this means, and more importantly, what to do about it. In order to understand the problem of ITB syndrome, we first need to understand the anatomy involved with the condition. What is the Iliotibial band? The ITB is [...]

Illiotibial Band Friction syndrome (ITB Syndrome): Runner’s Knee2019-12-19T11:20:55-05:00