De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

This fancy term describes a painful inflammatory condition of the wrist involving tendons of the thumb. These tendons overlie the wrist and can become inflamed with many things including repetitive use, gripping, gardening, knitting, or holding a child in...

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Piriformis Syndrome

I am hearing the term Piriformis Syndrome a lot lately. So what even is this? The Piriformis is a little muscle deep in the hip that works as a rotator of the hip. This muscle is interesting in that...

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Fall Raking Skills

A new season is upon us and with it comes a new set of chores to do before the snow falls. Here are a few tips for raking leaves that might make this task a little easier. Rake in both...

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Tissue Capacity vs Load

This is a great video explaining why we get injured. It's simple, and you are not broken or have major underlying faults that caused your injury. Load vs Capacity and Injuries from RunningReform on Vimeo.

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Popeye Muscle

The Biceps Brachii muscle has two attachments at the shoulder and one at the elbow. There are two heads of the muscle: the long and short. The long head assists with shoulder flexion and forearm supination, and the short...

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Hip Snapping Syndrome

A client asked me yesterday about the clunking/clicking coming from deep inside her hip. So what is making that sound? In her case, it was her tight Iliopsoas (Psoas) muscle snapping over the boney aspect of the...

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Elbow pain… from the neck?

Elbow pain is not always coming from the elbow. I saw a patient this week with lateral elbow pain lasting 2-3 years. He had seen many practitioners, including 2 Physiotherapists, 2 Registered Massage Therapists and 3 Chiropractors. He had...

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Overtraining or under-recovering?

Overtraining or under-recovery? Your time spent away from the gym or sport is important for peak performance and injury prevention. • Proper Nutrition & Hydration: Eat whole-foods, avoid processed food, and drink plenty of water • Sleep Quality & Quantity: Aim for...

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Let’s Talk Nutrition

Let's talk nutrition. As a Registered Physiotherapist in Barrie, Ontario. I am able to provide nutrition counselling in the form of Canada's Food Guide. Until recently this was very limited, however the Guide has been updated to reflect current...

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My First Blog Post

My first blog post. How exciting. Greetings from my little Physiotherapy office in Barrie. I thought I would talk a little about heel pain. It’s a very common occurrence and all too commonly misdiagnosed as Plantar Fasciitis. Common complaints...

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