Swimmer’s Shoulder

Olympic swimmer doing a front crawl swim

With the May-long weekend marking the unofficial start of summer, and the weather quickly heating up, many people are hitting up the lake to take their swimming practices outdoors. Like any sport, aches and pains can occur in swimming, with shoulder pain being the most common complaint. The term swimmer’s […]

Nerve Pain and IMS

Person getting acupuncture needle on there left leg

Intramuscular Stimulation, or IMS for short, is a technique used by physiotherapists since it was developed in the 1970’s in Vancouver by the pain specialist Dr. Chan Gunn. IMS is a total system for the assessment and treatment of chronic musculoskeletal pain that has a neuropathic cause. It is grounded […]

Snowmobiling aches and pains

Man on a blue and white snowmobile as the sun sets in the background

On February 2, the groundhog told us that spring will arrive soon. But don’t fear – the sledding days are not yet over. If you are looking to maximize your snowmobiling adventures or to try the activity for the first time before the snow disappears, then this is for you. […]

ACL Rehabilitation

Man doing a forward lunge

There are four main ligaments that provide stability of the knee joint – the medial and lateral collateral ligaments on either side of the knee, and criss-crossing deep inside the joint are the posterior and anterior cruciate ligaments. The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a thick ligament that attaches from […]

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: another source of neck and arm pain.

Woman in a green shirt holding her the right side of her neck with her left hand

It’s well known that pain in your neck, radiating down the arm can be a result of an irritated nerve root in your neck. What’s often overlooked, is that compression can occur further down the nerve continuum as they bundle together and exit the neck. These nerve bundles are partnered […]

Cervical Radiculopathy

Woman getting upper neck massage

Ever had pain radiating from your neck to your shoulder and down your arm? Perhaps losing strength in your arm or a feeling of numbness or tingling in the fingers? Chances are that you have irritated a nerve in your neck and that nerve is sending these painful or distressing […]

Treatment Options for Hip Osteoarthritis

Woman laying on her back holding her knees up to her chest to do a hip stretch

Hip osteoarthritis is a common condition that involves the degeneration of the articular cartilage of the hip joint. If you have this condition and are noticing an increase in pain and a decrease in physical function you may be wondering what treatment options are available to you. With osteoarthritis of […]

Iliotibial Band Syndrome and Running

Woman running while the sun is setting to her right

Running is a popular activity that can help maintain or improve your cardiovascular fitness and in some cases help you lose weight. There are many different reasons to run but often there is a goal set that may include 5Km, 10Km, half marathon, or full marathon. When training for longer […]

Tennis Elbow

Tennis ball and racket on a tennis court

Tennis Elbow – you don’t need to play tennis to get it! Tennis elbow is so called as one of the reasons you can get it is from faulty technique in a tennis shot. This is only one of the ways that you can get tennis elbow though, it can […]