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Squatting – Where Do My Feet Go?

Squatting – Where Do My Feet Go?Almost anytime I see someone with a lower body issue, I will look at their squat pattern. Something I look at with interest is how long it takes for someone to set up their squat. Some people drop right down, come back up, and they don’t even think about…

7 Reasons to Try CrossFit

7 Reasons to Try CrossFitAs a physiotherapist, a lot of people ask me my opinion about different forms of exercise like yoga, CrossFit, etc. I make a point to try out different types of exercises here and there so I can give an honest answer. Last year, I tried CrossFit. I had enough people ask…

There’s SNOW time for back pain!

Well Moncton, it’s that time of year again; we just received our first snowfall! Many of us likely dusted off our snow shovels for the first time and got to work getting driveways and walkways clean, but how many of us got a not-so friendly reminder of this activity the next morning in the form…

No Pain = Gain

We’ve all heard the old saying: No pain, no gain. I’ve heard it many times from clients in the clinic when we are doing corrective and therapeutic exercises, thinking that the exercise must be working if it hurts. I’m writing today to challenge the line of reasoning when it comes to “no pain, no gain”When…

Graston Technique; Scar Tissue Treatment

What is Graston? Graston is a non-invasive treatment technique used to break down scar tissue and soft tissue fibrosis. Specially designed stainless steel instruments are used over the surface of the affected area to reduce and eliminate the adhered tissue. This can result in more comfort over a scar that feels tight and sore as…

What is Kinesiotape (KT)?

Many of us have seen the bright coloured tape worn by Olympic athletes in recent years. This is called Kinesiotape. Introduced to the world during the ‘88 Seoul Olympics but invented by Dr. Kenzo Kase in 1975, KT made its way to North America and now exists in many healthcare settings including Physiotherapy & Massage…

Tendinitis… Really?

I’ll start off by setting the record straight on the appropriate use of the word “tendinitis”. It is a word used very commonly to describe aches and pains almost anywhere in the body, but more commonly at the elbow, shoulders, ankles, knees, and hips. The prefix of the word “tendin” indicates we are talking about…