Benefits of Massage Therapy

THE BENEFITS OF MASSAGE THERAPY There are tremendous benefits to be achieved through regular massage therapy treatments from a Registered Massage Therapist.  Whether your need is to have a moment of relaxation, reduce muscle tension or attain…

Physical Therapy for Osteoarthritis

Physical Therapy for Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, and although it is often related to aging, it is not a normal part of aging. Osteoarthritis breaks down the cartilage in the joints and when this cartilage…
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Upper Back and Neck Pain

Upper back and neck pain   Firstly, I want to be clear as to the type of problem we are talking about. This is an aching pain and muscular tension in the upper back and neck which is not due to a specific injury. It is most common in office…
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Steps to Success- Running and Walking tips

By: Dr. Scott Simpson FCAMPT,  Physiotherapist Forward we go! Running is a simple sport, but it's clearly not easy- this is what makes it such a great challenge. I'm a strong believer in doing preventative independent exercises as a means…

Walking and Running Programs

Running and walking are both great ways to stay in shape and keep fit. If you are new to running or are starting to walk for exercise after an illness, it’s best to work with your physiotherapist to develop a program suited for you that includes…
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Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Pain Shoulders happen to be extremely prone to injury since the ball of the upper arm is larger than the socket that holds it. This results in many problems such as sprains, strains, dislocations, rotator cuff tears and frozen shoulder. If…

Knee Pain

Knee Pain Sore knees are a common complaint for British Columbians of all ages. Sore knees are often caused by a sudden injury, like a twisting motion that can tear a ligament or the meniscus, but knee injuries can also occur through routine…

Balance Tips, Prevent Falls

If you have fallen or fear you are at risk of falling, your physiotherapist can help. Approximately 30% of older adults will fall at least once each year. An injury, such as a fracture or sprain, will occur in 50% of those who fall. This…

Vertigo and Dizzyness

Dizzyness and Vertigo There are many causes of dizziness & vertigo, some of which are treatable with physiotherapy. In particular, we can address problems with the vestibular apparatus in the inner ear, and dysfunction of the joints and…

Foot Orthotics

When standing and walking, we are subjected to forces that produce stress and strain throughout our bodies. When a foot imbalance is present there can be abnormal forces on the feet, knees, hips, back and/or neck that lead to pain and poor function.…