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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…

Comprehensive Guide to Lymphedema in Children

Primary and secondary lymphedema in children is relatively rare, but carries with it the significant and lifelong burden of having to manage chronic swelling and prevent secondary complications. Here I describe pediatric lymphedema (also called ‘paediatric lymphoedema’), and the special considerations for diagnosis, ongoing monitoring, treatment, and complications. The majority of patients…

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…