OdrA Consultation

Knee Osteoarthritis: What to Expect at Your OdrA™ Consultation

Heather Bridge Knee pain, Pain Relief

  Welcome to the third installment of our three part knee osteoarthritis (OA) blog series. In this post, we’ll tell you what to expect at your OdrA™ knee brace consult. So you’ve booked your free OdrA™ consult and are now wondering what happens next. Here we’ll go over the process and what you can expect at your appointment. If you …

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A man and a woman dressed in golf attire. The woman is wearing an OdrA Knee brace.

Knee Osteoarthritis: Non-Surgical Treatments That Work

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Knee pain, Pain Relief

  Welcome to the second part of our three-part blog series on Knee Osteoarthritis (OA). This series will tell you everything you need to know about the condition; the symptoms, stages, treatments, and bracing options available to you. You can read part of the series here. Today we’ll discuss non-surgical treatments for OA that can help ease the pain, reduce …

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A close up of a man holding his knee in pain.

Knee Osteoarthritis: My Knees Hurt Do I Have OA?

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Knee pain

  Welcome to part one of our three-part blog series on Knee Osteoarthritis (OA). This series will tell you everything you need to know about the condition; the symptoms, stages, treatments, and bracing options available to you. In part one we will discuss OA is, it’s risk factors, symptoms and stages of progression. What is Knee Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis (OA) is …

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Photograph of Travis Steele, registered massage therapist at Thorold Physiotherapy.

Registered Massage Therapist Spotlight: Travis Steele

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Spotlight

  At pt Health, we love introducing our great team members and giving them a platform to share what they love about their careers. With so many fascinating, ambitious, and dedicated people at pt health it can be hard to choose who to spotlight next! But today we’re turning our spotlight on Travis, a registered massage therapist and Clinic Team Manager at Thorold …

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When to Worry About Growing Pains: Osgood-Schlatter Disease

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Knee pain, Pain

  As a parent, it can be worrisome when your child comes to you complaining of pain. Many aches and pains can be explained away as growing pains, but if your child has pain and swelling in the knees and also has a lump or bump on their knee that is tender to the touch, they could have Osgood-Schlatter disease. …

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Woman with Osteoarthritis holds knee.

Ask a Clinician: Do I Need Arthroscopic Surgery for my Arthritic Knees?

pt Health Ask a Clinician, Knee pain

  You may have seen a recent article posted on CBC titled Why Canada is Wasting Millions on Useless Knee Surgeries. The article, which you can read here, sheds light on the latest research that suggests arthroscopic surgical repair may not be the best option for patients with degenerative knee diseases like osteoarthritis. This evidence and the recommended guidelines developed …

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Sean Overin, physiotherapist at Broadway Station Physiotherapy and Wellness

Physiotherapist Spotlight: Sean Overin

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Spotlight

  At pt Health, we have so many amazing, enthusiastic, and passionate people.  For us, spotlights are a great chance to introduce these great team members and give them a platform to share what they love about their careers.  Today we’re getting to know Sean, a physiotherapist and Clinic Team Manager at Broadway Station Physiotherapy and Wellness, in Vancouver, British Columbia. Sean’s passion for …

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Graston Technique

What is the Graston Technique?

pt Health Modalities

  The Graston Technique is a patented form of manual therapy that uses stainless steel tools to perform muscle mobilizations. It is a kind of soft tissue mobilization used mainly by chiropractors, osteopathic physicians, physical therapists/physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and some licensed Canadian massage therapists. How does it work? You can think of the Graston Technique as a deeper, more intense …

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bells palsy symptoms inclue drooping eyelids and inability to blink, inability to furrow brow, dropping lips with inability to pucker lips or smile. Symptoms are usually to one side of the face only

Drooping Face: How to Treat Bell’s Palsy with Physiotherapy

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Neuropathy

  We know that the first thought for many patients experiencing bell’s palsy is that dropping on one side of your face means you’ve suffered a stroke. The sudden onset of bell’s palsy symptoms can be extremely alarming; your face may droop on one side, your mouth and eyelid might droop too. Sometimes you’ll feel pain, and most of the …

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