Updated: Regarding the provincial mandate released March 27th, we are to remain open for anyone considered urgent or for emergencies. For other new or ongoing clients, we are going to be offering video conference appointments (telehealth or telerehabilitation). Here at Summit Physiotherapy and Massage Therapy our clients come first! Every injury, …
Have you ever experienced pain in your ankle or foot with running? That pain may be caused by an injury. There are two main causes of injuries that runners should be aware of: Overuse Injuries Traumatic injuries What is an overuse injury? An overuse injury happens when repetitive activity stresses tissues …
We all need to be thinking about our pelvic floors. That statement might raise a couple of questions: What exactly is a pelvic floor? Why would I need to think about it? When most of us think of pelvic health and associated issues like incontinence, we consider them inevitable and …
Tendonitis (also spelled tendinitis) is inflammation of a tendon. A tendon acts as the cable that attaches the muscle to the bone. If the tendon gets overly stressed and strained, it may get irritated and inflamed. We often hear of tendonitis involving the knees, elbows, wrists, shoulders, or heels such …
Three outdoor activities to help you get active and enjoy the season
When back pain hits, many of us gravitate to our couches thinking that we’ll feel better if we take it easy. However, a growing body of research shows that exercise, not rest, is the best medicine for chronic back pain.
The human body is an amazing machine, but like any machine, its parts are susceptible to wear-and-tear. Over time, many of us will experience mobility issues and pain resulting from injury, aging, disease, and other health concerns.
Physiotherapy gets people moving again with a wide range of techniques, including targeted exercises, manual therapy and joint mobilization/manipulation. Using in-depth knowledge of the body and hands-on clinical skills, physiotherapists are trained to assess, diagnose, and treat a wide range of physical problems.
One of the hardest working joints in the body, the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the hinge between your jaw and skull, and is critical for speaking, chewing, yawning and making facial expressions.
Unfortunately, many of us suffer from temporomandibular disorders (TMD) which can cause pain and make it difficult for us to open and close our mouths. People can develop TMJ problems for many different reasons, including jaw injuries (from a direct blow or a car accident), arthritis, teeth grinding at night, and stress. Problems with the joint can come on very quickly or develop over time, as well.
Exercising in water can help people recover from a variety of injuries.
Swimming isn’t just a way to cool off in the summer heat: time in the pool can also relieve pain and improve recovery from a wide range of injuries, including knee and back pain and can help even after you’ve had surgery.
Research shows that swimming and aquatic exercise can help people with injuries rebuild strength, increase range of motion, improve cardiovascular fitness, and more. Here’s what you need to know before you dive in.
When summer finally arrives, many of us are eager to load up the car and escape from the city. A weekend in the great outdoors can be just the thing to de-stress and enjoy time with loved ones.
Unfortunately, roughing it can be hard on the body. Sleeping in a tent without a proper bed or sitting in a canvas camping chair can bring on aches and pains, as can hauling heavy gear in and out of the car. Folks who enjoy hiking, climbing, and similar pursuits can experience muscle soreness or even strains or sprains.
Clients often complain of neck and low back pain, as well as other musculoskeletal disorders — like carpal tunnel syndrome and osteoarthritis — which can involve the muscles, ligaments, nerves, or tendons of the body.
Many of us don’t think twice when we reach for pain medication, but these pills are not a cure-all (despite what slick TV ads tell us). Although pain-relieving pharmaceutical treatments provide some short-term relief, they don’t address the underlying causes of pain, and many come with health risks.