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Can Stretching Be Bad For You?

Can Stretching Be Bad For You?

Nowadays, the fitness and physiotherapy world have oversimplified the reason for any and every musculoskeletal pain we experience. “Your muscles are tight because you don’t stretch enough.” It is true that a lack of flexibility can be a cause of injury and pain, but so can too much flexibility. Are your muscles over-engaged or disengaged? Read Mike’s blog to learn more!

Concussion Awareness

The last Wednesday in September is Rowan’s Law Day, to honour the memory of Rowan Stringer, a 17-year-old high school rugby player from Ottawa who died tragically in 2013 from a condition known as “second impact syndrome”. In this blog, our Physiotherapist Maryann Fabrizio discusses concussions and concussion safety.

In-Utero Malposition

In-Utero Malposition

One of the biggest concerns my pregnant patients have is the position of their baby in-utero. In fact, this is one of the main reasons we get so many referrals from midwifery clinics. This is a valid concern as every pregnant woman knows that proper positioning of their baby in-utero is directly related to better birth outcomes….. read more

R.I.C.E.

R.I.C.E.

Rest. Ice. Compression. Elevation. This treatment protocol has been used for over four decades by healthcare professionals, trainers, athletes, and lay people alike to treat acute injuries. But what does the research say? Is this an appropriate method to treat acute tissue injuries? 

A Therapist’s Perspective on Anxiety

A Therapist’s Perspective on Anxiety

Leaving out complicating factors like significant trauma, or medical diagnoses, here are my thoughts on anxiety.  A couple paraphrased quotes to get you on the right page when it comes to managing anxiety: “spend 95% of your time understanding the problem, and you’ll only need 5% of the time to solve it”, and, “you cannot solve your problems with the same thinking you used when you created them”.