What is Osteopathy?

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The Origin of Osteopathy Osteopathy was founded by Andrew Taylor Still, who initially studied to become a physician in the 1850s and began practising traditional methods of medicine. After multiple family members suffered diseases that led to their deaths, Still began to reject much of what he had learned about medicine and begin to look […]

What Happens at a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Appointment?

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What is Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy? Pelvic floor physiotherapy is an area of physiotherapy which deals with issues related to the pelvic bones, muscles, and organs (bowel, bladder, and uterus). The health of this area of the body is important for urinary and bowel function, sexual health, peri-natal care, and overall core strength. Physiotherapists who practice […]

Are Vertigo and Dizziness the Same Thing?

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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.

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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?

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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

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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?

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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?

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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 (decelerate) quickly […]