Hydration and Performance

Your hydration status can make or break your performance goals.  It is essential that you are optimally hydrated before, during and after physical activity to achieve your maximal physical performance.  As an active person, what are your fluid...

Arthritis – Is this the end?

“I have back pain/symptoms because of my arthritis or degenerative disc disease…”  is a common statement I have heard over the past few years as a physiotherapist.While there is some truth to the statement, does it give us the full picture? For many, it is...

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...