Muscle Aches

Muscle aches and pains are common and can involve more than one muscle. They usually occur after intense physical activity and usually appear 12 to 48 hours after the activity. Muscle pain also can involve ligaments, tendons, and fascia, the soft tissues that connect muscles, bones, and organs.


The Scoop on Snow Shovelling

While many people recognize that shovelling snow is hard work, physiotherapists caution that shovelling can place severe stress on your heart, and cause stress and strain on your body. Research has identified snow shovelling as a high-risk activity for heart problems. Every year, shovellers also sustain injuries such as pulled and strained muscles from repetitive […]

Physical Therapy Is Vital to Joint Injury Treatment

Here’s how physiotherapy may be able to help you avoid surgery

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.


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.

Fit to a tee

A game of golf is a healthy activity to help gain and maintain flexibility and range of motion. It's a physical activity that includes walking, lifting and repetitive arm movements, providing the benefits of cardiovascular and strengthening exercise programs. However, returning to action after being on hiatus for several months puts enthusiasts at high risk of injury.

Blog – Is there a stretch for that?

Stretching is a hot topic in the world of pro athletes and armchair quarterbacks alike

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.


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.


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

Common running injuries (and how to fix them)

8 pieces of advice from Outside Magazine

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

Knee Pain Exercises

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

Neck Pain Exercises

Stay active. Bed rest for more than a couple of days makes it harder to get going

There are three hamstring muscles per side: Biceps Femoris, Semitendonosus, and Semimembranosus