Willem McIsaac physiotherapist

Physiotherapist Spotlight: Willem McIsaac

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Spotlight

  We love spotlighting our fantastic team members. Today we’re getting to know Willem, a physiotherapist and Clinic Team Manager at Melrose Physiotherapy in Toronto, Ontario. Willem brings his passion and energy to everything he does, even his spotlight answers! We’re sure you’ll feel his excitement and really get a feel for what it’s like to be a practicing physiotherapist …

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Is This Normal? I Ache After Exercise

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Is This Normal?, Limb pain

  Whether you have started a new workout plan, changed up your workout routine, or maybe tried working out on some new equipment, the result is the same; pain. New exercises or a change in routine can leave your muscles stiff, sore and full of aches—even days after you have trained. It’s enough to leave you wondering, “Is it normal to be in pain …

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Foot pain, not gout

It’s not gout, what is it?

Amanda Nitchos Foot pain

  Although many of us try to ignore aches and pains, having these sensations in your big toe can be concerning when they interfere with your ability to do basic activities like walk or take the stairs. You’ve heard of gout before, and your big toe hurts, so is that what’s causing your pain? Did you know that there are …

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Melina Lake RMT

Registered Massage Therapist Spotlight: Melina Lake

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Spotlight

Today we’re focusing on another team member from Highgate Health. Melina Lake brings such energy and excitement to her answers that we’re sure you’ll love getting to know her and what it’s like to be a practicing registered massage therapist in beautiful Burnaby B.C. too! Name: Melina Lake Education: RMT 3000 hour Diploma from West Coast College of Massage Therapy, Bachelor …

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4 Tips to Ease Tension Headaches

Amanda Nitchos Neck pain, Pain Relief

  You know that feeling, you’re working at your desk and slowly but surely that dull ache in your forehead slowly takes over your ability to concentrate. If you’ve encountered that sensation before then, you may be experiencing a tension-type headache, the most common kind of headache. For most of us, over-the-counter pain relievers have become the first line of …

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Daniel Linaric, RMT pt Health

Registered Massage Therapist Spotlight: Daniel Linaric

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Spotlight

  Today we’re focusing on one of our amazing team members, Daniel Linaric. Whether you’re a recent graduate that’s just starting out, a long-time practitioner, or even a patient, we’re sure you’ll love getting to know what it’s like to be a practicing registered massage therapist in beautiful Burnaby B.C., enjoy! Name: Daniel Linaric, RMT Education: West Coast College of Massage Therapy …

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Man experiencing jaw pain.

Jaw Pain: Assessing and Treating TMJ Disorder

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Pain, Pain Relief

  You never realize how much you use your jaw throughout the day—yawning, eating, talking—until simple movements in the joint cause you pain. Then, it’s all you can think about. You may be experiencing TMJ disorder, the most common cause of facial pain. The fastest way to manage and eliminate that pain is to first know what it is, why …

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Man receiving Interferential Current Therapy (ICF)

Interferential Current Therapy

Amanda Nitchos Modalities, Pain Relief

  You may have heard that physical therapy routines can include electrical stimulation treatment, but did you know that a wide variety of these treatments exist? The most well-known method is TENS, or transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, but there is a stronger, deeper-penetrating method called IFC, or inferential current therapy. What is it? IFC sends small amounts of electrical current …

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Myofascial Release Therapy

Myofascial Release Therapy

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Modalities, Pain Relief

  Whether you’re searching online or in a clinic for pain solutions, experts can throw around a lot of unfamiliar words. It’s enough to seem like your journey to recovery will happen in a foreign language you don’t understand. Take “myofascial release,” for example—a common type of therapy for a broad range of pain conditions. Before you start wondering how …

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