Achilles Rupture : what does it mean for you, your patients, & Boogie Cousins??

Achilles tendons are the most frequently ruptured tendon and they generally occur without prior warning signs. On Friday January 16th, Pelican’s All-Star DeMarcus Cousins suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon upon landing while grabbing a rebound at the end of the game. After being assessed after the game by the team’s medical staff the diagnosis was… Read More

5 Tips for Pain Free Shovelling this Winter

Survive the Canadian Winter without back pain!     Keep your hips and shoulders squared up towards the shovel bend from your knees and your hips keep your back straight engage your core muscles while you lift or push the snow avoid picking up the snow by bending and twisting .. instead opt for a… Read More

Do Orthotics Help With Back Pain??

For years, Physiotherapists and Chiropractors have prescribed custom orthotics for patients experiencing low back pain. Why? Mechanics. This isn’t rocket science but your foot is your first point of contact with the ground. If your foot contacts the ground in an “un-natural” fashion we reasonably assume that the poor mechanics will follow up the chain… Read More

Why would I see BOTH a Physiotherapist and Chiropractor?

There are a number of Physiotherapists and Chiropractors who use a similar combination of techniques. So why would you see both? I can think of two situations where seeing a Chiro and a Physio at the same time will provide optimal care and results! Scenario one: one therapist provides different but collaborative specialties or services… Read More

Not your traditional Chiropractor: An introduction to Dr. Tabbert and what separates her from what is commonly associated with her profession

Not all therapists, regardless of profession, are the same. Historically, Chiropractors have been known for using manipulations/adjustments (the famous ‘crack’) to treat the spine. With this method of care each patient gets the same treatment and goes for regular care, often for extended periods of time or indefinitely. There are a number of chiropractors who… Read More

Top 5 Reasons to visit a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist DURING your pregnancy

If you recently found out you are pregnant, congratulations! Pregnancy is an absolutely incredible journey, and the physical changes your body will go through to support the growth of your little one (and to bring them into the world) will be remarkable. However, these same physical changes can lead to some unpleasant symptoms and conditions:… Read More

8 questions all women with low back and hip pain should be asking!

ATTENTION all women with lower back and hip pain! Are your physiotherapists asking you the following eight questions? If not, share this information with them! Have you ever been pregnant or given birth? Recent or otherwise. Do you ever leak urine with coughing, running, sneezing, laughing or lifting? Do you experience increased bladder urgency, or… Read More

Physios… Are we asking our female clients all the right questions?

When you assess a female client with lower back and/or hip pain, are you asking these questions? Have you ever been pregnant or given birth? Recent or otherwise. Do you ever leak urine with coughing, running, sneezing, laughing or lifting? Do you experience increased bladder urgency, or feel the need to urinate more than 8x/day?… Read More

Intro to Pelvic Floor Exercises: the Kegel

The most basic pelvic floor exercise in 5 easy steps: the Kegel. Starting position: something comfortable — lying down, sitting or standing. Try different positions!! — your awareness of your pelvic floor muscles will likely be different depending on the position. We are going for maximal body awareness here. Breathing matters: your pelvic floor muscles… Read More

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