Tag - physiotherapy

Course Review: Greg Lehman’s Reconciling Biomechanics with Pain Science

Ever have a learning experience and have mutually exclusive reactions of feeling stupider (think I made that word up) because you recognize how little you actually know, yet on the other hand feeling infinitely more comfortable with something and leave feeling empowered? This was my experience with Greg Lehman’s [...]

Learnings from the recent physiotherapy concussion symposium

Sport Physiotherapy Canada- Clinical Considerations for Interdisciplinary Care: Concussion Symposium This past weekend, I had the opportunity to attend the first annual Sport Physiotherapy Canada Concussion Symposium. This conference focuses on the current best practices surrounding concussion management and the speakers included the top researchers, clinicians and neurosurgeons in the [...]

Some concussions need more than rest

  Concussion Treadmill Test and Concussion rehabilitation If you have suffered a concussion you have probably been to a doctor who has told you to rest. Rest your mind and rest your body until your symptoms go away. And for most people, up to 90% of those who suffer concussions, this [...]

The single most important determinant of injury and rehabilitation from injury

Like the catchy title? Regretfully this is not a blog about some new enthralling gadget that can accurately determine who will get injured…..because nothing like this exists. There is one factor however that simultaneously both determines tissue injury and is the most important factor in injury rehabilitation – tissue [...]

ACL BLOG Part 3: Prevention

In the final installment of my 3-part ACL blog, I’ll finally touch on ways to reduce the risk of ACL injuries. While there have been several neuromuscular warm-up programs to reduce the incidence of ACL tears, this blog will focus on the evidence surrounding the FIFA 11+. So how do [...]

Enough with the cupping….what’s with that ugly tape?

Does KT Tape Work? With the 2016 RIO Olympic Games just around the corner, viewers will be showered with a plethora of fun, colourful taping jobs displayed on many athletes. So what is this tape and does it even work? What is kinesio-taping (KT)? Kinesio-Taping or KT tape is an elastic, [...]

Ronaldo’s Celebratory Vacation in a Hyperbaric Chamber

By now, you have probably heard that Portugal won the 2016 Euro-Cup and they did so without their star player and captain Cristiano Ronaldo. While limited news has been released regarding the status of his injury, I came across an ESPN article classifying it as a “ligament strain” (I [...]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Exercises With Progression (Video)

The Carpal Tunnel is a narrow rigid pathway formed by the carpal bones of the wrist and the inelastic transverse carpal ligament. Traveling through the tunnel are nine finger flexor tendons and the median nerve. CTS is the condition used to describe the pain, numbness, and weakness associated with [...]