men on the golf tee

It’s Golf Season!!

Does this sound like you? You haven’t swung a golf club all winter, you’ve been sitting at a desk all day, you rush to the first tee with no time for a warm up, you pull out your driver and hit the ball as hard as you can, the ball goes 50 yards, …and you’ve…

Teenager at the skateboard park

Do Kids Need Physiotherapy?

Children need physiotherapy just as much as adults do. While we might believe that kids are naturally resilient and bounce back after injury more quickly than adults because they are still growing, it is this very growth and development that makes children’s needs unique. Growth spurts place different stresses on children’s musculoskeletal and nervous systems.…

applying a tensor bandage to a sprained ankle

Treatment for Sprains

Sprain injuries can occur to any joint in the body.  The most common is an ankle sprain, but they can occur in the fingers, the spine, the hips…anywhere there is a joint.  Sprain injuries involve damage to various joint structures, primarily the ligaments. Ligaments are non-contractile, meaning they don’t shorten and lengthen like our muscles…

Man holding his elbow

Early Treatment is Key with Tennis Elbow

Acute tennis elbow is an injury to the muscles that extend the wrist and fingers. The pathology behind tennis elbow isn’t fully understood, but it’s related to changes that occur at the tendon on the outer elbow. It’s often known as lateral epicondylitis, but more current terms for this condition are extensor tendinosis or extensor…

back of lady's shoulders

Frozen Shoulder

Shoulder pain is very common, affecting up to 26% of the population. There are many different causes of pain in the shoulder, one being frozen shoulder. Frozen shoulder has nothing to do with temperature. Frozen shoulder is a slang term that describes a condition in which the shoulder becomes very stiff and very painful. The technical term…

Common Skiing and Snowboarding Injuries

The skiing versus snowboarding split is mostly a cultural one. Both are great core workouts that depend on speed, strength, balance and flexibility. Evidence suggests that skiers and boarders use their bodies differently, as shown by the varying injuries they receive. Common snowboard injuries are wrist, shoulder and ankle-specific while skiers commonly sustain knee ligament injuries. But these aren’t the only injuries sustained. Skiing and snowboarding injuries involve…