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? Is dizziness and vertigo the same thing? Why does it matter? How can we treat it? Did you know? Dizziness and balance problems […]

Urinary Incontinence: How pelvic floor physiotherapy can help.

What is it? Urinary incontinence is a loss of bladder control that can lead to the leakage of urine. The two types of incontinence that will be discussed in this blog are stress incontinence and urge incontinence. For a complete list of types of incontinence, follow this link. Stress incontinence is the leakage of urine […]

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 may hurt after biking, below […]

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. Typically occurring with exposure to high heat, combined with dehydration. […]

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 […]