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Are Vertigo and Dizziness the Same Thing?

Are Vertigo and Dizziness the Same Thing?

Every one of us has experienced some sort of sensation in our lifetime that we would label as dizziness, light-headedness or a feeling of being off balance. But what really is dizziness? Are dizziness and vertigo the same thing? Why does it matter? How can we treat...

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Why Does My Back Hurt After Biking?

Why Does My Back Hurt After Biking?

Since the COVID-19 shutdown, and with increasingly sunny days, more and more people are choosing to bike as a way to get around the city. As a result, a question I often get asked is, “why does my back hurt after biking?”.  While there are many reasons why your back...

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Prenatal Massage: Is Massage Safe for Pregnancy?

Prenatal Massage: Is Massage Safe for Pregnancy?

Pregnancy and massage myths have been floating around for decades, probably centuries. It is likely that a woman has heard a myth or two about receiving massage during her pregnancy! Some of the​ most common​ prenatal massage myths and misconceptions you may have...

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How to Prevent Heat Exhaustion

How to Prevent Heat Exhaustion

Between the sunny weather (mostly), and the need to socially distance during activity, people are ready to get outside and get more active. With that, comes the risk of​ heat exhaustion​. What is heat exhaustion? It is a condition that results when the body overheats....

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What is Fascia?

What is Fascia?

Fascia (noun) [ fash-ee-uh ] Anatomy, Zoology. a band or sheath of connective tissue investing, supporting, or binding together internal organs or parts of the body. Now, let’s talk fascia. Healthy fascia is the ground substance that creates intricate webbing and...

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Can Physiotherapy help TMJ Dysfunction (TMD)?

Can Physiotherapy help TMJ Dysfunction (TMD)?

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the joint that connects the jawbone to your skull. You have one joint on either side of your face, and it is incredibly important for functions such as eating, talking, smiling, and intimacy. Temporomandibular Dysfunction (TMD)...

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What is Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy?

What is Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy?

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapists are trained in assessing and treating dysfunctions of the pelvic floor, such as fecal and urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, painful intercourse, pre and postpartum concerns, painful menstruation and prolapse. Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy...

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Clinical Pilates: 10 Health Benefits

Clinical Pilates: 10 Health Benefits

We get asked a lot here at Reformotiv Physio + Pilates about Clinical Pilates which is a unique service we offer here in Vancouver, BC. You’ve probably heard of Pilates but maybe haven't heard of Clinical Pilates before - it is not as commonly known as Pilates. To...

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Causes and Simple Exercises for Lower Back Pain

Causes and Simple Exercises for Lower Back Pain

What is the most common condition Physiotherapists treat, you ask? Well, one of the top culprits is Low Back Pain. Lower back pain and injury is a common condition and does affect a large portion of our population. Peter O’Sullivan, known to many as a guru...

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