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 support for all other structures. Connective tissue is our sensitive, bungee cord network for […]

Concussion and Post-Concussion Syndrome: What exactly is it? How can Physiotherapy help?

Acute Concussion   “A concussion is a traumatic brain injury induced by biomechanical forces” – Concussion in Sport Group – Berlin Consensus Statement 2016.   What does that mean? A concussion is an acceleration/deceleration injury, in other words, a concussion is caused by a whiplash injury. The head must speed up (accelerate) and slow down […]

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) affects approximately 10% of the adult population.  So, what are the common symptoms of […]

What is Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) Physiotherapy Treatment?

What is Intramuscular Stimulation

The Origin of Intramuscular Stimulation Intramuscular Stimulation is often synonymous with Gunn IMS, after Dr. Chan Gunn who innovated it while working for the BC Worker’s Compensation Board in the 1970s. Dr. Chan Gunn was working in Vancouver when he made his groundbreaking discovery. Dr. Gunn encountered  many patients who suffered from chronic pain which […]

What is Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy?

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 might be what you need if you notice urine leaking after: coughing, exercising, sneezing, or laughing struggle to empty your […]

Clinical Pilates: 10 Health Benefits

Clinical Pilates Vancouver

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 start, let’s give it a definition.  What […]

Causes and Simple Exercises for Lower Back Pain

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.1.1″] 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 in the Physiotherapy world on […]

How to Sleep with Back Pain

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.1.1″] Tossing? Turning? Can’t sleep because you have back pain? How frustrating. Sleep is where you go to rest, rejuvenate and feel restored. When you can’t sleep or have to sleep in a very specific position to avoid your back aching or spasming you can feel depleted and defeated by the time […]

Every Body, 3D!

Clinical Pilates

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.1.1″] Clients often ask me, what is the best way I can move. The answer is always posed back as a question – “What is your favourite way to move?” There is no perfect way to exercise or stay fit for every body. Instead, I encourage you to find a movement lifestyle that […]