Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization

by Dr. Sonya Hamilton Chiropractors often utilize instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization therapy (IASTT) when managing certain conditions as part of their treatment plans. We often get questions about how IASTM works, and to whom it may benefit. What is IASTT? Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Therapy is an evidence informed approach to the management… Read More

Naturopathic Services

Dr. Andreia Horta ND. Welcome everyone to Foundation Physio’s Blog! I am one of the new recruits at Foundation Physio, offering Naturopathic Doctor Services, which is covered by most corporate benefits plans. First, I should probably tell you I have been in school for a long time. I did 4 years of Psychology, plus another… Read More

Orthotics: are they the right solution for me?

Alexandra Sandler, MScPT, BScKin In my clinical practice, clients with knee, hip and back pain frequently ask me: “If I get orthotics, will it correct my pain?” I wish the answer was as simple as a “yes.” But it is a slightly more complicated… Orthotics provide an individual with feedback to correct their arches and… Read More

Pelvic Health Physiotherapy: more than just “kegels”

Karlyn Driedger, MScPT, BScKin Individuals who are experiencing urinary incontinence often hear that they should perform kegel exercises. They also often hear that incontinence is a normal part of pregnancy or aging. Although urinary incontinence is common, it is not normal, and conservative treatment is available. In addition, kegel exercises are not an appropriate exercise… Read More

Active Release Technique (ART)

Katie White, RMT What is ART? Active Release Techniques (ART) is a non-invasive soft tissue technique used to treat chronic problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and fascia. It breaks down scar tissue and adhesions improving the mobility of the tissue, especially in a sprain/strain injury. Scar tissue is a dense fibrous tissue which is… Read More

Fascia – a major cause of Pain and Injury

Chloe Tudor, BSc, RMT Fascia is a term that is gaining more attention in the medical field for being a major contributor to soft tissue injuries and pain. Fascia is not easily seen on MRI scans, X-rays or ultrasounds, which is why it has often been overlooked when treating injuries. However, new research shows that… Read More

Dump a bucket of ice cold water on your physio!

ATTENTION Clients and Staff! Do you want to get back at your physiotherapists/bosses? Raj and Matt have been nominated (several times) and are giving the clients and staff of Foundation Physiotherapy the chance to dump a cold bucket of ice water, for a donation to the ALS Foundation. The top five pledges each (that’s five… Read More

“I think I have tennis elbow, should I get a brace?”

Yes, you should! Recent scientific evidence proves that bracing is effective! Tennis elbow, also known as Lateral Epicondylalgia, is a common ailment seen by physiotherapists. We are often asked the question, “should I use a brace?” In most cases of ‘true’ lateral epicondylagia, the answer is yes; however, it is still important to understand what… Read More

Squats: an essential part of every workout!

Raj Suppiah, MScPT Squats are a great exercise for anybody looking to improve performance and prevent injury. When done properly, squats can actually help with pain and weakness in the lower extremity. However, if done wrong, squats could cause injury or pain. The traditional way of doing squats over-loads our knees, thereby irritating the patella… Read More

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