Hip or Groin pain?

Hip pain is common for all age groups. Your hip function can also be affected by lower limb body mechanics involving your knee, foot and ankle as well as your thigh and calf muscles. Hip pain be caused by a number of different diseases and conditions.

 

 

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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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The top eight myths about your pelvic floor

By Lisa Flanders, PT I’m a physiotherapist who works in women’s health. A lot of what we do is help patients with pelvic floor dysfunction, which happens when the “sling” or “hammock” that supports the pelvic organs is not functioning in an optimal manner.

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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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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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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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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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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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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.

Whatever the mode of travel, there are a number of problems that may arise from sitting in a confined space. Sitting immobile for prolonged periods of time can put considerable stress on muscles and joints. This can lead to feeling stiff, cramped and sore with a sense of fatigue after the journey.

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Is your bladder ruining your life?

Urinary incontinence is a common problem that affects both men and women, though it is more common in women. It is estimated that 10-30 per cent of all women experience incontinence at some point in their lives. It can be a distressing and embarrassing condition that affects many aspects of your life: work, social activities, recreation, travel and intimacy. Whatever the cause, incontinence is often successfully treated with physiotherapy.
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Walking Aids

Your health condition, size and age are key considerations when selecting a walking aid along with comfort, ease of use, stability and safety. Download CPA's infosheet to learn more about how physiotherapy can help.
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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.

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.
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Blog – My first love, running

For me there is nothing more freeing than feeling the ground under my feet

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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Common running injuries (and how to fix them)

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Helping the elderly get back on their feet

there could be various reasons behind a fall among the elderly

Respond to the first fracture; prevent the second

Physiotherapy rehabilitation aims to optimize patient function and well-being

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Are you functionally fit?

It could be that while you're getting plenty of physical activity, you're not attending to your functional fitness needs
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Falls

Falling in older age is not uncommon and can have devastating consequences