Does your head hurt?

head is the cephalic part of an animal, which usually comprises the eyesearsnose and mouth, each of which aid in various sensory functions, such as sight,hearingsmell, and taste. Some very simple animals may not have a head, but many bilaterally symmetric forms do. Heads develop in animals by an evolutionary trend known as cephalization. In bilaterally symmetrical animals, nerve tissues concentrate at the anterior region, forming structures responsible for information processing. Through biological evolution, sense organs and feeding structures also concentrate into the interior region; these collectively form the hed.

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Teens feeling sting of ‘text neck’

Think your kid’s posture is starting to suffer from always looking down at a cellphone? It is…
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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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Early heart attack warning symptoms

What most people don’t know is that the warning symptoms are different for women.
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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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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.

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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Stroke – How physiotherapy can help

Stroke is one of the major causes of disability and handicap in adults. Canadian physiotherapists play a key role in the rehabilitation of people who have had a stroke, helping them return to their highest possible level of physical mobility.

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.

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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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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Headaches have different causes, different treatments

Long hours in front of the computer, family demands, erratic sleep schedules and traffic jams are few of the daily stresses that can trigger headaches
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Physiotherapy works – Vestibular rehabilitation

Vestibular rehabilitation (VR) is effective in reducing dizziness and vertigo and associated falls and improving quality of life in people with disorders involving balance mechanisms

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Physiotherapy works: Parkinson’s

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Spine, neck problems

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