Maintaining Immune Health in Athletes Under Heavy Training
May 21, 2018 -
Previous studies have shown several risk factors that can affect immune function and increase the risk of illness, such as upper respiratory infections (URIs) in athletes. These include "intensifie...
May 18, 2018 -
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Deadlifting for Rehab Links
Interested in the use of deadlifts for rehab purposes? Here are two great links on the topic:1. DPT Zach Long is the Barbell Physio. This great article outlines how to use deadlifting for LBP rehab. It includes some great regressions and exercise videos: https://thebarbellphysio.com/fixing-back-pain-using-deadlifts/2. DPT Michael Mash owns Barbell Rehab. This is a collection of his deadlift in ...
May 14, 2018 -
Whiplash Associative Disorder: Its Unique Attributes & Rehab Strategies
Whiplash, known to practitioners as “WAD” or Whiplash Associative Disorder, is a collection of symptoms associated with a specific traumatic onset. If you are familiar with rehabbing this cohort, you’ll know that symptoms tend to be more chronic in nature, and it is a condition that tends to respond differently than the typical mechanical neck pain patient. This blog will discuss some thoughts...
Three Things That Patients Want Out of Their Physiotherapy Consultations
May 14, 2018 -
A newly released qualitative study by Stenner et al. highlights three main themes that can help physiotherapists make their appointments more patient-centred:
Are Dietary Supplements Effective in Enhancing Performance? The IOC Consensus Statement
May 07, 2018 -
Many high-performance athletes use dietary supplements to prevent or manage deficiencies, boost energy, enhance performance, and aid in recovery. However, how effective are these supplements?
Does Acute Inflammation Help or Hinder Muscle Regeneration After Injury?
April 30, 2018 -
Much of the physiotherapy management of acute muscle injuries centres around reducing existing inflammation and preventing this inflammation from developing further, but is this really what we need...
Apps For Concussion Screening and Management
April 23, 2018 -
The Canadian Physiotherapy Association recently featured several apps that physiotherapists can use to aid in preventing, detecting, and tracking symptoms of concussion:
April 16, 2018 -
Insights and Lessons from a PT Student
Hello everyone! My name is Aleksandar (Aleks) and I’m a 2nd year Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) student at Western University in London, Ontario. I wanted to make use of the IgnitePhysio platform (shout-out to Andrew for allowing me to share my experience) to provide some perspective to other PT students, prospective PTs and current PTs on my experiences so far while in PT school. Study Tim...
Active Versus Passive Treatment: Is There a Wrong Way to Treat Patients?
April 16, 2018 -
In his March 2018 article "Going beyond good and bad practice," Dave Nicholls discusses the issue of passive versus active physiotherapy treatment, if one method is "right" or "wrong," and why popu...
How Do We Best Integrate Physiotherapists Into Primary Healthcare Settings?
April 12, 2018 -
A recent qualitative study released by the University of Toronto Press ahead of print discusses the perspectives of Ontario physiotherapists on the barriers and facilitators to integrating physioth...