Calf Tightness

Today we want to cover a common muscle pattern that is found in running sports, people who wear tight shoes or high heels, or have foot discomfort. As a consequence of the above, commonly the calf muscles begin to tighten, and the front shin and foot...

IT Band Syndrome

Today we want to cover a common muscle pattern that is found in runners and individuals with wider hips – Iliotibial band (IT band) tension and weak hip muscles 4 Common signs that are associated with IT band muscle tightness/hip weakness: Trendelenburg...

Neck Tension and Headaches

We want to cover another common pattern that is found especially in those who work desk jobs or are on the computer and cellphone a lot. 3 Common symptoms that are associated with neck muscle tightness: Headaches Muscles knots – feeling the need to...

Road Map – How do we get to the final destination?

During physiotherapy month we highlighted some key concepts of a physiotherapist in rehabilitation.1) Stress and Injuries2) Who can benefit from physiotherapy3) Maintenance and PerformanceSo we know that physiotherapy is important in the process of...

Stress and Injuries

One of the big things I get asked often as a physiotherapist is how such a seemingly small task can cause such a huge amount of pain…for example, picking up a light object from the ground or reaching for something in the cupboard. It’s a legitimate...

Equipment Spotlight: TRX – Suspension Training

Whether you’re new to the gym or have been training for years, you’ve likely seen the TRX hanging around your local gym. Chances are you may have never tried it, not knowing how to use it or you tried a few exercises but don’t feel confident knowing you are performing...

Myths Associated with Squatting

The world of fitness and exercise has numerous myths and misconceptions which often leads us to think what is right and what is wrong. Squatting is just one movement that many people; whether new to or have been exercising for years have opinions on. Squatting is both...

Exercising During Cold Season

The cold and flu season are well underway and in Canada this year, hospitals are seeing higher volumes of patients with influenza (Dangerfield, 2017). Many of us who exercise regularly debate when a cold hits whether it is smart to “sweat it out” or stay home and get...