Do your feet or ankles hurt?

The human foot is comprised of 26 bones and approximately 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments. It is also the part of the body that bears the most weight, so it’s common to suffer from foot pain or foot problems at some point in your life. Painful foot problems include bunions, pronation, fallen arches, hammertoes, plantar fasciitis and tight, sprains, strain and fracture.

 

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Preventing falls

More than one-third of Canada’s elderly population (ages 65 and older) fall each year. It’s estimated that 50% of those who fall will suffer moderate to severe injuries such as sprains, hip fractures, or head traumas that can permanently reduce their mobility and independence. Direct health care costs relating to falls among seniors in Canada are estimated at $1 billion every year. This accounts for […]
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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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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 Therapy Is Vital to Joint Injury Treatment

Here’s how physiotherapy may be able to help you avoid surgery
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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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Living with Arthritis: 7 tips to get the most out of physical activity

Did you know that you “feed” your joints when you’re active?
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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Physiotherapy has an important role in the management of all stages of RA, helping to prevent physical impairment and restore functional ability through the use of education, exercise, mobility aids, and therapeutic modalities. Download CPA's infosheet to learn more about how physiotherapy can help.
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Moving with Arthritis – How Physiotherapy Helps

One in every eight Canadians is diagnosed with arthritis. That number is expected to increase to one in four Canadians over the next 30 years. Are you one of them? Watch and find out how physiotherapy can help.
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Living with Arthritis: Tips for endurance, flexibility and strength

Whether you’re just starting out or you’re already active, remember: properly designed exercise programs can not only decrease arthritis pain, but can increase your endurance, flexibility and strength. Carefully planned physical activity can help you manage arthritis and take back your life! The Arthritis Society and the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) teamed up to list […]
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Living with arthritis: 8 tips for overcoming exercise barriers

Starting an exercise program can be tough. If there were ever a reason not to be physically active, arthritis pain would seem to be it. In fact, research shows quite the opposite. Properly designed activities may not only decrease your arthritis pain, but may also increase your flexibility, fitness – and revitalize your state of […]
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Living with Arthritis: A beginner’s checklist to getting active

If you’re just starting to be active or haven’t been for a while, a new routine might seem intimidating. But it doesn’t have to be! Medical experts say that your body is designed to move, and it’s surprising how little time it takes to become and stay healthy. Canada’s Physical Activity Guide to Healthy Active […]
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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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To ice or not to ice…

Things are changing with respect to the use of cryotherapy in acute injuries, and the way we use ice in physiotherapy practice. There has been some very good research done over the past decade or so indicating that RICE or PRICE may not be as effective as we once thought in the acute stage of injury. There have been several articles published that help explain the move away from significant cooling.

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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Hot and Cold Treatment for Sprains and Strains

I’ve injured myself. Should I use hot or cold? Download CPA's infosheet to learn more.
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Walking

Walking is one of the healthiest activities you can choose to help you maintain and gain physical mobility. Download CPA's infosheet to learn more about how physiotherapy can help.
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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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Advice and Thoughts for Runners

Francine Eastwood, PT talks about common injuries for runners and how physiotherapy assessment.
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Ankle sprains and treatments

The adage "it is better to break an ankle than sprain one" need not apply if the injury is diagnosed and treated properly. Download CPA's infosheet to learn how physiotherapy can help.

Most patients suffering from chronic musculoskeletal problems are told, "listen to your body". They are led to believe that this will make them feel better. However, when following this recommendation, the pain does not usually decrease and the patients do not get better.

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Running for beginners

Running is a great activity to get your whole body in motion, and body posture is an important part of your running technique. Download CPA's infosheet to learn more about how physiotherapy can help.
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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. Download CPA's infosheet to learn about the signs and symptoms.
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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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Ageing and Preventative Care

Physiotherapists can plan treatment to help you maintain independence and mobility as you age. Talk to a physiotherapist before small issues become bigger problems.

Pain will affect the way you move. The way you move will affect your pain. It can be a vicious cycle.

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Running From Injuries

As a physiotherapist with a passion for running, I am always looking for opportunities to educate fellow runners on how to avoid injuries
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Common running injuries (and how to fix them)

8 pieces of advice from Outside Magazine

Physiotherapy rehabilitation aims to optimize patient function and well-being

The Plantar Fascia is a strong band of tissue that connects from the inside of your heel to the balls of your feet

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Foot pain exercises

Two causes of foot pain are plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendinitis
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