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How to Treat Musculoskeletal Pain with Exercise and Physical Therapy

Musculoskeletal pain can be debilitating. Common symptoms of this particular type of pain can involve twitching or burning of the muscles. It can also cause you to lose sleep. In many cases, this pain is chronic and relying solely on prescription medications for treatment can have dangerous consequences. After conducting a study on different approaches [...]

By |May 11th, 2018|Physiotherapy|Comments Off on How to Treat Musculoskeletal Pain with Exercise and Physical Therapy

May is National Physiotherapy Month

The role of the physiotherapist in general medicine is crucial when it comes to pain management and the promotion of overall health. As National Physiotherapy Month approaches, it is a good idea to educate yourself on the ins and outs of this field of medicine, and how it can help you if you are experiencing [...]

By |May 7th, 2018|Physiotherapy|Comments Off on May is National Physiotherapy Month

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: What Causes it, Treatments, and How To Prevent It

Carpal tunnel syndrome or CTS is a common condition that affects the hands and wrists. It caused when the median nerve that serves part of the hand is pinched as it runs through a structure of bones and ligaments called the carpal tunnel. This structure runs through the palm side of the wrist. The thumb [...]

By |May 7th, 2018|Carpal Tunnel Syndrome|Comments Off on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: What Causes it, Treatments, and How To Prevent It

5 Ways to Strengthen Your Balance and Prevent Spinal Fractures

Whether it’s from a severe fall, a car accident, or as a symptom of osteoporosis, a fractured spine can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have experienced a spinal fracture, you will want to ease the pain, treat the fracture and strengthen your balance to prevent any future mishaps. Often, individuals are unaware of [...]

By |May 4th, 2018|Fitness Tips|Comments Off on 5 Ways to Strengthen Your Balance and Prevent Spinal Fractures

Simple Physical Therapy Exercises To Improve Mobility

People who use wheelchairs because of various ailments face quite a number of challenges which often include joint deterioration and muscle atrophy. These challenges can lead to some changes in the body that might not be reversible, which further complicates the mobility of an individual because it causes new health risks. But when a professional [...]

By |April 30th, 2018|Exercises|Comments Off on Simple Physical Therapy Exercises To Improve Mobility

We Remember | Toronto Strong

On Tuesday, April 24, 2018, Focus Physiotherapy closed for the day to allow police to investigate and gather evidence of a terrible attack in our Willowdale neighbourhood at Yonge and Sheppard. The attack of April 23, 2018, was a cowardly act aimed at killing and hurting as many women as possible by running them down [...]

By |April 25th, 2018|Uncategorised|Comments Off on We Remember | Toronto Strong

Shoulder Pain: 3 Most Common Causes and How to Fix It

The shoulder is the most complex joint in the body, and it allows for a great range of movement. It is composed of the shoulder blade, or scapula, which is found in the back, and the clavicle, or collarbone, in the front. The upper arm bone has a round head that fits into a depression [...]

By |April 9th, 2018|Shoulder|Comments Off on Shoulder Pain: 3 Most Common Causes and How to Fix It

9 Easy Stretches to Release Lower Back and Hip Pain

At some point or another, everyone has felt pain in the small of their back, hips, or shooting pains felt in the legs. At times the shooting pains go all the way down to the feet, and when this happens, patients are commonly seen walking into the doctor office listing to one side and holding [...]

By |March 26th, 2018|Exercises|Comments Off on 9 Easy Stretches to Release Lower Back and Hip Pain

6 Exercises to Ease Foot and Ankle Pain

While a good foot rub helps to soothe common foot and ankle pain, it is a time consuming effort that isn’t a reliable method of completely eliminating your symptoms. That’s not even mentioning how expensive it is to get a professional foot rub! We are all prone to ankle and foot pain because we work [...]

By |March 12th, 2018|Foot & Ankle|Comments Off on 6 Exercises to Ease Foot and Ankle Pain

The Most Common Injury Treatment After A Motor Vehicle Accident

Following a motor vehicle accident, most people will be diagnosed with whiplash due to the sudden impact. When our neck is forced to bend forward then backward quickly, or vice versa, the ligaments and muscles involved become injured. Besides whiplash, many people involved in a motor vehicle collision will have other injuries such as bruising [...]

By |February 26th, 2018|Whiplash Treatment|Comments Off on The Most Common Injury Treatment After A Motor Vehicle Accident

5 Whiplash Treatment Exercises You Can Do At Home

Whiplash Associated Disorders (WAD), or whiplash for short, is an injury resulting from a severe jerk to the head. Most people experience whiplash following a motor vehicle accident because we do not have enough time to brace ourselves for the impact of the collision. We are unable to contract our muscles faster than 700-800 milliseconds [...]

By |February 12th, 2018|Whiplash Treatment|Comments Off on 5 Whiplash Treatment Exercises You Can Do At Home

18 Causes Of Urinary Incontinence

When you lose the ability to control your bladder, it can be embarrassing. Many people who suffer from this problem are scared they won’t be able to get to a toilet in time, and so avoid public places. Urinary incontinence can affect people of all ages but it is nothing to be ashamed of. What [...]

By |January 29th, 2018|Urinary Incontinence|Comments Off on 18 Causes Of Urinary Incontinence

Dealing With Chronic Pain? How Laser Therapy Can Help

Chronic pain is something that plagues many Canadians. It may start with a small ache that comes and goes. Then, that small ache turns into excruciating pain that keeps us from sleeping, working, or living our lives fully. Instead of taking pain medication that only masks the pain and leaves you in a bloated haze, [...]

By |January 8th, 2018|Laser Therapy|Comments Off on Dealing With Chronic Pain? How Laser Therapy Can Help

How Physio Works To Get You Walking Again

After you suffer a catastrophic injury that leaves you unable to walk, physiotherapy is what will get you moving again. The timeline varies from person to person because treatment is tailored to the individual based on the severity of their injury. However, you can rest assured that when you work with a physiotherapist they will [...]

By |December 18th, 2017|Physiotherapy|Comments Off on How Physio Works To Get You Walking Again

How To Train Your Legs

If you’ve recently been injured or are looking to build up your leg muscles to increase your strength, you’ll need to train your legs. There are ways you can do this; join a gym and work with a trainer, at-home workouts, or work with a physiotherapist. Before you decide which path to take to train [...]

By |December 4th, 2017|Common Injuries|Comments Off on How To Train Your Legs

Regaining Strength: How A Broken Arm Affects Movement And Muscles

A broken arm can sideline you for months, especially if the break affects your dominant hand. The movement and muscle groups in your arm take a backseat when you suffer an injury like a fracture. This is because the muscles and bones in our body are codependent and rely on each other to fully function. [...]

By |November 15th, 2017|Common Injuries|Comments Off on Regaining Strength: How A Broken Arm Affects Movement And Muscles

All About The Journey To Walking Again After A Serious Car Injury

Physical therapy is a group of interventions designed to improve range of motion, strengthen muscles and joints, restore mobility and endurance and provide patients with medical-grade equipment and assistive devices. Following a serious car injury, patients work with physiotherapists to recover and learn to walk again. The journey from dealing with the immobile state that [...]

By |November 8th, 2017|Car Injury|Comments Off on All About The Journey To Walking Again After A Serious Car Injury

What Actually Happens To Your Arm Once It Has Been Broken

Following a car accident, you may experience a broken arm. The impact from the collision can cause your arm to bend in unnatural ways, smash into the dashboard, steering wheel or doors, or become crushed by the weight of the accident. Usually, the aforementioned events create a fracture (broken bone) that can leave you in [...]

By |October 11th, 2017|Common Injuries|Comments Off on What Actually Happens To Your Arm Once It Has Been Broken

Five Common Car Accident Injuries And How They Are Treated

There are many factors that can cause vehicle accidents, and the injuries sustained can range from severe to mild. No two car accidents are alike. However, the type of injuries sustained after a vehicle collision are generally similar because there’s only so much movement that the human body can do in a confined space at [...]

By |October 4th, 2017|Common Injuries|Comments Off on Five Common Car Accident Injuries And How They Are Treated

Physiotherapy: The Role Of A Physiotherapist In Sports Medicine

Sports medicine is a specialized area that addresses challenges related to physical health and movement. But many people aren’t clear about what a sports physiotherapist actually does, as well as the role of this professional in sports medicine. Sports physiotherapists are seen in a variety of settings, including clinics, sports organizations, and private practices. Knowing [...]

By |September 23rd, 2017|Physiotherapy|Comments Off on Physiotherapy: The Role Of A Physiotherapist In Sports Medicine