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Read informative articles written by our registered therapists to help you better understand your injuries and ailments, and to have a deeper understanding of why and how we treat your conditions.

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 […]

Off Season Prevention of Curling Injuries

Blue curling broom and yellow rock on a curling rink

Attention Curlers! The curling season has now come to an end, and most of us won’t step onto the ice again until fall. If you spent any part of the past season haunted by joint or muscle pain, this is the perfect time to do something about it. Absolutely every […]

Hip Strengthening

Woman doing yoga pose to help with hips and core

Your Hips: The ‘Core’ of the Problem? I think most of us by now have heard about the importance of strengthening your ‘core’. But did you know that the most important part of your core for preventing hip, knee, and ankle injuries are your hip muscles? Your hip muscles or […]

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 […]

Injury Prevention in Curling

Four curling stones, two blue, two red on a curling rink

If you’re a regular league curler, whether recreational or competitive, then you’re surely familiar with the aches, pains and injuries that go hand-in-hand with the sport. Joints and muscles at the knees, back and shoulders are most vulnerable to injury. The good news is that by taking the following three […]

Exercise after Pregnancy

Woman doing yoga on rocks near ocean during sunset

There are a few things a woman should take into consideration when resuming exercise after pregnancy: Pelvic floor strength and her abdominal muscles. Restoration and strengthening of the Pelvic Floor muscles is very important and should begin in the early days and continue weeks after delivery. Whether her delivery was […]

Skiing and Snowboarding

Two people skiing and snowboarding down a snowy hill

Ski and snowboard season is here! I’m sure many of you skiers out there have already started to dust off your equipment, check the daily snow report and maybe even head to the mountain for some early season skiing. We are fortunate in Kelowna to have so many great ski […]

Hockey Injuries

Goal with hockey stick and puck on a rink

Every Fall, thousands of Okanagan hockey players return to the local rinks. Although most will have a great year of pain free hockey, many will suffer an injury during the season. The most common types of lower body hockey injuries suffered are to the groin and hip flexor muscles. These […]

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 […]