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Male pelvic pain: The same old story – but it doesn’t have to be

If you’re a man with what feels like pain in your pelvic area, you probably feel like you’re in trouble. You have a musculoskeletal problem in an area that no one wants to touch (including you, because it reminds you too much of the dreaded prostate exam when you turn 40). But this is exactly […]
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6 questions I get asked while treating someone with Osteoarthritis

If you have ever been diagnosed with osteoarthritis (OA), there is a good chance someone has explained this condition to you as the “wear and tear” that occurs at a joint. As you digest your diagnosis, you may begin to feel protective of that painful joint.
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How I avoided surgery and a year-long recovery for my shoulder injury

Let me start by introducing myself.  I am far from an elite athlete, but I’d also say I’m not your typical 37 year old mom, either.  I am an avid Obstacle Course Runner and cofounder of one of the largest teams of female Obstacle Course Runners in Canada.  I make it a point to incorporate […]

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The 3 D’s: Understanding Dementia, Depression, and Delirium

  When physiotherapists work with patients and their families, a treatment relationship develops.
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Are you a caregiver? Help friends and loved ones with these tips

Did you know that over eight million Canadians provide care to a chronically ill or disabled friend or loved one? Providing care can mean preparing meals, accompanying a person to an appointment and helping with bathing and dressing. Today marks the start of Canadian Patient Safety, and with that in mind, we’re happy to share […]
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Choose to Move: Ballet BC Dancers

Physiotherapy is an essential part of the life of these Ballet BC dancers, and plays an integral role in helping them stay strong and injury free.   To showcase how physiotherapy changes the lives of British Columbians every day, the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia have created part two of our Choose to Move campaign. […]
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Born To Move: Physiotherapy Alberta

  Over 2,600 physiotherapists in Alberta were born to help you move! Watch more videos from Physiotherapy Alberta.
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Choose to Move: Kelsey Serwa, 2014 Winner Olympic Silver Medalist

For elite ski cross champion Kelsey Serwa, her silver medal win in Sochi almost didn’t happen. Physiotherapy helped her recover from a knee injury and win a silver medal at the Sochi Olympic Winter Games.   To showcase how physiotherapy changes the lives of British Columbians every day, the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia have created […]
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Choose to move: inspiring stories from B.C.

For the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia’s latest campaign, they travelled to different areas of British Columbia to showcase some amazing individuals, who are elite athletes, professional dancers, and those with inspiring stories of recovery. What they all have in common is that they Choose to Move, and use physio regularly to help them perform […]
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Early heart attack warning symptoms

What most people don’t know is that the warning symptoms are different for women.
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Exercises after breast surgery from the Canadian Cancer Society

Have you had or will you be having breast surgery? We have a great resource to share with you about exercises you can do to reduce stiffness and pain and improve strength and movement. Download PDF  
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Choose to move!

We are thrilled to share this exciting video from our partner, the Physiotherapy Association of BC.   Visit bcphysio.org
Amy Fahlman, a physiotherapist, provides helpful tips and exercises to prevent common golf injuries.
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Tips on how to prevent golf injuries

Amy Fahlman, a physiotherapist, provides helpful tips and exercises to prevent common golf injuries.
Amy Fahlman, a physiotherapist, provides tips and exercises to help prevent common running injuries.
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Tips on how to prevent running injuries

Amy Fahlman, a physiotherapist, provides tips and exercises to help prevent common running injuries.
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New to running? Here’s a handy guide on how to stay injury-free

  So you’ve made the decision to start running. Congratulations! It’s a great way to improve your health and your quality of life. Like all physical activity, however, running carries the risk of injury. It’s important to know how to prevent injury and what steps to take should injuries happen. We’ve created a bunch of tips to help you enjoy running […]
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Tips on preventing and healing plantar fasciitis

Download the plantar fasciitis info sheet About plantar fasciitis Plantar fasciitis is a painful inflammation of the plantar fascia – a thick, fibrous band of connective tissue in the sole of the foot that supports the arch of the foot. It runs from the ball of the foot to the heel, stretching to its limit when the foot is on the […]
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Physical therapists as experts in exercise prescription: bridging the gap between clinical practices

by Mireille Landry Evidence-based exercise prescription is a fundamental Physical Therapy skill. Despite this, exercise prescription may be under-employed. So, how do physical therapists raise the standard for exercise prescription in practice? Are we doing all we can to maximize function beyond therapeutic benefit for all of our patients? The Big Idea A well designed […]
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Minimal exercise can counteract sedentary lifestyle

Now that we know how dangerous sitting can be, it doesn’t take much exercise to combat the problems associated with a sedentary life.
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Posture – A patient info sheet

  Posture Download Patient Info Sheet Having good posture not only makes you look strong and healthy — it’s also a critical factor in preventing pain and injuries. For recreational activities like golf, skating, yoga or running, posture actually plays an important role in performance. And posture is critical in preventing workplace injuries that come […]
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Back and neck pain – how physiotherapy can help

Your physiotherapist will assess the causes for your back and neck pain, mobilize your spinal joints, and will give you advice on how to best maintain your thoracic mobility, essential for a healthy low back and neck.
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Running 15 Miles a Week Could Slash Alzheimer’s Risk

What’s the best prescription to prevent Alzheimer’s and why?
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Physical Therapy Is Vital to Joint Injury Treatment

Here’s how physiotherapy may be able to help you avoid surgery
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Physical Therapy Can Improve Your Dog’s Mobility

Here’s what physiotherapy can do for your dog.
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Juvenile Arthritis – a patient info sheet

Although there isn't a cure for JIA, there is effective therapy. Download CPA's information sheet to learn how physiotherapy can help.
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Osteoarthritis

Wear and tear of your joints may occur due to aging, injury, prolonged poor posture, overuse of joints, or excess weight. Download CPA's infosheet to learn more how physiotherapy can help.
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Born to run – Darren’s Journey

Starting physiotherapy after cancer -- or any major illness or injury -- can make a remarkable difference in recovery. It has for Darren, a bright young boy and football player from Surrey B.C. who began physiotherapy with PABC member Chiara Singh, clinical supervisor for physiotherapy at Surrey Memorial Hospital, after his surgery and chemotherapy for a brain tumour. This is their story.

A Physiotherapist Assistant (PTA) is an important part of the rehabilitation team. Working closely with a physiotherapist, PTAs help to carry out the patient’s treatment plans safely and effectively. Not only do PTAs help patients reach their goals, they help to educate and motivate patients each day. There is a quote by Homer Rice that […]

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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition that results in loss of bone mass and weakening of the bones, increasing the risk of fractures, such as a broken hip, crushed vertebra (spine), or fractured wrist. Osteoporosis-related fractures are often called fragility fractures because they happen with little or no trauma.

Soccer players young and old are ready to head out to the pitch for another action packed and fun-filled season. The world's most popular sport continues to grow across Canada, in particular amongst those aged 25 and under.

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What do you like most about being a physio?

CPA members tell us what they love most about the profession.
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Put the pedal down

It's summertime, and time to get out on your bike. Bicycle riding is one of the easiest ways to stay fit, promote cardiovascular health and improve muscular endurance. It's a relatively inexpensive exercise that can be enjoyed by the whole family. However, a correct bike fit is absolutely essential.

It is estimated that there are more than 100,000 whiplash cases in Canada each year. Most occur from automobile accidents, but whiplash can also result from sport or occupational injuries.

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Waiting for imaging

A lot of people think we need imaging and doctor referrals to find out what is wrong with us, but the truth is a physiotherapist can get to the root of the problem by looking at you and how you move.
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Blog – Is there a stretch for that?

Stretching is a hot topic in the world of pro athletes and armchair quarterbacks alike
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How Physio changed my life – A journey back to recovery

I remember the day I tore my anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) like it was yesterday. It was my birthday and a gorgeous Saturday in September. It was also the day after I left my dream job to go back to school for a Masters’ degree and the last soccer game of the year for my co-ed recreational team.
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Are you in pain?

Physiotherapists are skilled in assessing and treating these temporary and acute painful MSK conditions caused by injury. Physiotherapists can help relieve your pain.
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For less time in physio rehab, try ‘prehabilitation’

From the Globe and Mail - what if you could gaze into a crystal ball that could predict your injuries before they happen
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Helping the elderly get back on their feet

there could be various reasons behind a fall among the elderly
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Knee Pain Exercises

Whatever the cause, exercise and keeping a healthy weight can reduce symptoms
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Shoulder Pain Exercises

Most cases of shoulder pain aren't caused by anything serious and will ease within 2 weeks
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Tennis Elbow Exercises

Tennis elbow is caused by a strain to the tendons in your forearm
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Back Pain Exercises

Simple exercises that may help

Physiotherapy-led exercise is clinically effective and can help cancer patients improve their quality of life

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Physiotherapy works: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Pulmonary rehabilitation programs are clinically effective and cost effective in improving health and quality of life

Physiotherapy is key to lifelong management of adults and children with cystic fibrosis

Respond to the first fracture; prevent the second

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Physiotherapy works: Multiple sclerosis

(MS) is an inflammatory, degenerative neurological disease which is most commonly diagnosed between the ages of 20-40

Occupational health physiotherapists have a role in proactively promoting health and well-being in the work environment

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Physiotherapy works: Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition characterized by motor and non-motor problems

Physiotherapy rehabilitation aims to optimize patient function and well-being

Physiotherapists play a pivotal role at every stage of the patient pathway

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Is it Frozen Shoulder or just Stiff?

The actual best technique to prevent the shoulder from becoming stiff is to keep it mobile after an injury.
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Spine, neck problems

A new tool to help health professionals improve their treatment of patients experiencing neck or back pain