Photograph of two hands giving a thumbs up after getting physiotherapy treatment for trigger thumb

Is This Serious? Why do my Thumbs Click?

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Is this serious?, Pain

  You’re here because you hear clicking popping, cracking, and snapping when you bend your thumb, possibly both your thumbs. It can be painful and alarming when your thumb won’t stop clicking and cracking, and you don’t know what to do. So, while we always suggest you talk to a healthcare provider any time you start experiencing new symptoms, sometimes …

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Occupational Therapist Spotlight: Suzie Beliveau

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Spotlight

  Finding the right healthcare provider is hard, there are so many options that it can be hard to know where to start. Heathcare is such a personal and intimate thing that you want to be sure you’re picking a clinician that’s right for you and that you feel comfortable working with. That’s why we love doing clinician spotlights; they …

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5 Physiotherapist Approved Self-Care Tips

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Health

  International Self-care Day (ISD) takes place on July 24th each year. While we hear self-care talked about so much in the news, on tv, and in the media that it can seem like a buzzword of the moment, this day of recognition gives us all a chance to take a more in-depth look into self-care. What is Self-Care? The …

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0 to 10: How do you describe your pain? Pt 2.

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Ankle pain, Back pain, Foot pain, Pain, Pain Relief, Shoulder pain

  Being able to describe what you’re feeling accurately is the first step to advocating on your behalf and getting the help you need. In the first part of this series, we talk about chronic vs acute pain. Today we’ll go over the 0 to 10 pain measurement scale, what the numbers mean and how it can play a role …

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Feeling Stressed? Physiotherapy Can Help in Surprising Ways

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Health, Video

  If you are concerned about stress, find a clinic near you and speak with a physiotherapist today.   Tight deadlines, long commutes, a demanding job, and poor work-life balance are common causes of day to day stress. We’ve all felt stressed out at some point in our lives but how you manage it can have a significant impact on your …

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Migraine Headaches: Causes, Triggers, Natural Pain Relief

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Health, Pain, Pain Relief

  If you suffer from migraines, you’ve heard a lot of different and often conflicting advice from well-meaning friends, family, and coworkers. With all the information that’s out there, you might be wondering, are there any drug-free and natural migraine cures that actually work? Today we’ll go over some clinically proven ways to ease your migraines; some can even be …

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Four Ways to Ease Top of Foot Pain

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Foot pain, Pain Relief

  There are many different causes of top of foot pain from bone spurs, to stress fractures, to today’s topic extensor tendonitis. If you stand for long periods of time, run or walk on uneven surfaces, or wear shoes that are too tight, extensor tendonitis could be the cause of your top of foot pain. You might have extensor tendonitis …

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ACL Injuries: Causes, Symptoms & Treatments

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Knee pain, Limb pain, Pain

  We’ve all heard a story about someone tearing their ACL or have seen it happen in professional sports. That’s not surprising when you consider that nearly 250,000 ACL injuries occur in Canada and the United States each year. But what does it really mean to injure or tear your ACL? Today we’ll discuss ACL anatomy, injury causes, symptoms, and …

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Concussion Management Case Study

Webinar: Concussion Management Case Study

Heather Bridge Events

  Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Time: 3:00 pm EST Duration: 1-hour In Canada, about 400,000 Canadians experience concussions every year. Consider that 10% of patients that sustain a concussion will develop post-concussion syndrome and of that group, 50% of those will have symptoms that last longer than three months. These statistics are staggering and speak to the need for post-concussion care, especially …

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