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 -
Shared by the OPA New to Practice group
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.
What is the Threshold of Exercise Needed to Have a Positive Effect?
July 16, 2018 -
We all know that in an ideal world, everyone would be getting the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines recommended 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous aerobic activity per week and twice weekly st...
Free Continuing Ed. for Paediatric Physiotherapy
July 09, 2018 -
Interested in paediatrics but don't know where to start? By all accounts, finding an experienced mentor in your field of interest is the best way to learn and gain experience. However, this may be...
What Are The Most Important Aspects of PT Care for Patients?
July 02, 2018 -
As clinicians, we have certain goals for our patients based on what we see as important. However, taking into account what aspects of care our patients see as most important is also necessary.
Is Running Bad For Knee OA?
June 25, 2018 -
Many clinicians advise patients with knee osteoarthritis to reduce or stop running. The hypothesis is that the high impact of running with cause further joint breakdown and an increase in symptoms....
Why We Need to Stop Overprescribing Kegels
June 18, 2018 -
Recently highlighted by the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, pelvic health physiotherapist Lisa Flanders hosts several Youtube episodes called "It's Not TMI," where she discusses topics that man...
Are Current Recommendations For Patients With Osteoporosis Wrong?
June 11, 2018 -
A recently published RCT examined 8 months of high‐intensity resistance and impact training (such as weight training and jumping) as an intervention for postmenopausal women with low bone mass...