Physiotherapy

Appropriate Weight Lifting For Health Not Injury

Published: July 19th, 2018
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This time of year many of us are getting more active. Some of us are hitting the gym a little harder now that the summer months are upon us. While lifting weights is an excellent mode of exercise for building and maintaining muscle strength and bone health, it’s important to consider the potential for injury if one is not weight training properly or adequately. In this article, we will talk about some common “risky” exercises…

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Let’s Talk About Leakage

Published: June 25th, 2018
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Do you ever pee a little when you cough? Do you avoid jumping because you know it will cause you to leak? How about rushing to the toilet as soon as you get home and still not making it in time? If any of these descriptors apply to you, know that you are not alone! Incontinence. It’s a word we hear a lot about, but what does it really mean? It is estimated that 3.3…

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Why Does My Shoulder Hurt When I Don’t Remember Injuring It?

Published: September 21st, 2017
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Why Does My Shoulder Hurt When I Don’t Remember Injuring It? The shoulder is a complex joint and has many different anatomical components that could be the source of pain.  At a recent shoulder course, the lecturer listed off at least 48 different diagnoses for shoulder pain. One of the most common diagnoses that can cause ongoing shoulder pain with no apparent mechanism of injury is tendinopathy.   What is the difference between Tendinopathy and…

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Dry Needling: What You Need To Know

Published: August 25th, 2017
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Dry Needling is becoming a commonplace modality used by many healthcare practitioners such as Physiotherapists, but what exactly is it and how does it work? Fifth Ave has you covered – listed below are the answers to some frequently asked questions about Dry Needling: Q: What’s The Difference Between Dry Needling and Acupuncture? A: This is the most frequently asked question that we get at Fifth Ave Physio. They both use needles, right…? Right, but…

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Postpartum Goals: Get Your Strength and Mobility Back

Published: August 17th, 2017
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Pregnancy is one of the biggest changes a woman’s body will every go through.  It is remarkable that a woman’s body is able to grow and accommodate a human being; muscles expand, organs shift, and blood volume doubles to create space for the tiny human. This change happens over 40 weeks, but, unfortunately, many women end up living with the after-effects for years! Once you have had a baby, you are considered postpartum: even if…

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What do all those LETTERS mean?

Published: May 9th, 2017
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When you look at your Physiotherapist’s business card, do you ever wonder what do all those initials mean? May is National Physiotherapy month, and what better time to clarify what all the letters behind our names mean. Seeing the collection of letters may cause you to feel many things: intimidated, that you are good hands or maybe you are just plain confused and have no idea what they mean. Like many professions, we like to…

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What is your office chair telling you about workplace ergonomics?

Published: February 13th, 2017
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Your office chair is fundamental to your workplace. It is a piece of equipment that gets a lot of attention when we talk about ergonomics. So what is ergonomics? The principle of ergonomics has been around for a long time. In the effort to decrease physical and emotional stress humans have done tasks in different ways. To make work easier and more efficient, shovels were made lighter, cockpit controls were made more logical and machines…

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There is no magical cure when it comes to Physiotherapy – here’s why!

Published: January 25th, 2017
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  Are you a great Patient? As Physiotherapists, we want to take amazing care of you, have you feel better and have you move without pain. Physiotherapy treatment should be collaborative, educating, motivating and empowering. Sometimes the greatest barrier to treatment is in fact, you, the patient. Yes, at times treatment can be frustrating, as change can be slow and it can be a little painful because you may have neglected moving into certain positions…

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When Pain Lingers, What Should I Do?

Published: December 1st, 2016
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Pain. We all experience it. Sometimes, it’s an immediate response to an event such as the case with immediate tissue injury,  trauma or emotional experience. Other times, it’s a shifting, changing, gradual sensation that changes over time in intensity and area. Sometimes pain goes away after a month or two, never to be heard from again as we return to our previous levels of functioning.

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