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Patient Testimonial: The Best Physiotherapy is a Partnership

The best physiotherapy treatment is based on an unspoken partnership between patient and therapist. When a therapist embodies this clinical philosophy, treatment can be patient-empowering, generous, adaptable, collaborative, and preventative. Without this partnership, even the most skillful physiotherapist can find themselves delivering formulaic care that can create patient dependence rather than…

Why Whiplash Treatment Can Fail

Whiplash is an incredibly common motor vehicle accident injury, and one that can significantly diminish quality of life. Unfortunately whiplash treatment programs don’t always successfully resolve symptoms, leaving some patients with prolonged or chronic pain and disability. Why do whiplash treatments fail to work for some people? Neck pain and…

New research for preventing recurrence of lower back pain: 2 do’s and 5 don’ts

Specific recommendations for how to prevent lower back pain are largely absent from existing clinical guidelines and research literature. Thankfully, newly published data provides some much needed evidence-based insight. Non-specific low back pain (pain without an identified cause such as degenerative disc disease) is an enormous health problem, causing huge health…

Patient Guide to Sciatica Treatment

We regularly treat patients for sciatica at our clinics. This is not surprising given that best estimates suggest as many as 1 in 20 people suffer from this condition. Unfortunately, the more common a condition is, the more it seems to attract online misinformation. If you have a specific question about…

Weight training and shoulder pain: subacromial impingement syndrome

Shoulder pain caused by subacromial impingement can sideline a recreational weight lifter.  Research shows that weight training predisposes individuals to impingement, and that specific exercises are to blame. If you train recreationally with weights, and have seen a physiotherapist for shoulder pain, then you’ve probably suffered from shoulder impingement (technically…