Seeing a PT First for Back Pain Reduces Costs and Opioid Use
Sept. 10, 2018 -
As physiotherapists, we know that we can have a meaningful impact on back pain in our patients. We also know that things like opioids and imaging for back pain can sometimes cause more harm than go...
Debunking DOMS Myths
Sept. 03, 2018 -
Most of us at some time or another have experienced delayed onset of muscle soreness, or DOMS, in the day or two after a workout. But why does it happen and how can we help our patients differentia...
Ergonomics and Posture: A Pelvic Health Perspective
Aug. 27, 2018 -
It should come as no surprise that poor sitting habits and posture can lead to pelvic pain. In her blog post for the Pelvic Health and Rehab Centre, US physical therapist Nicole Davis explains how ...
Physicians Can Now Prescribe Gym Memberships
Aug. 20, 2018 -
Prescription to Get Active is a program that is growing in popularity, in which physicians can “prescribe” a 30-day free trial to a fitness facility. It began at the Leduc-Beaumont Primary Care Net...
Aug. 13, 2018 -
An Orthopedic PT’s Guide to Treating Testicular Pain - Part 1: Thoracolumbar Spine & Abdomen
Opportunities to treat chronic testicular pain in an orthopedic physio practice typically arise incidentally: A patient being treated for something else might ask if there is anything physical therapy can do to help his testicular pain. Many men are dealing with chronic idiopathic testicular pain . These men have usually been thru the medical system, had all the tests, have seen multiple s...
Saturated Fat Does Not Clog Arteries
Aug. 13, 2018 -
A recent editorial published in the BJSM by Malhotra et al. reports that saturated fat is not the culprit when it comes to all-cause mortality, coronary heart disease (CHD), CHD mortality, ischaemi...
The Do's and Don'ts of Stretching for Running
Aug. 06, 2018 -
As physiotherapists, it's often our job to advise and educate clients on injury prevention and on the right way to maintain mobility. There is a growing body of evidence that static stretching is i...
How Effective is the McKenzie Method for LBP?
July 30, 2018 -
As one of the most well-known methods for treating low back pain, the McKenzie Method is still commonly used by physiotherapists worldwide, even though previous studies in the 2000's and earlier sh...
July 26, 2018 -
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InterACTION 2019 - Call for Abstracts Now Open!
InterACTION is the Ontario Physiotherapy Association’s annual conference. It is a chance to learn about new evidence and innovations helping you make Ontarians stronger. Connect with colleagues and leaders from across the province on April 5-6, 2019 at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto Airport & Conference Centre in Toronto, Ontario.OPA invites the submission of abstracts for educational ses...
Can School Bags Cause Back Pain in Kids?
July 23, 2018 -
Should we be worried about the effects that heavy backpacks can have on children? After all, they're often too big, and filled with heavy textbooks. The short answer is no.