A physician measures the height of a young girl.

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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Woman suffering from tailbone pain holds back

Help! Why Does My Tailbone Hurt?

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Back pain, Pain Relief

  You might have fallen down the stairs, slipped and fell on your bum, or you’ve recently given birth, maybe you sit for long periods of time or indulge in horseback riding. Whatever it is that caused it, you’re now experiencing tailbone pain, medically known as coccydynia. Pain from coccydynia does not travel down the legs. It’s a soreness or …

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Natasha Trudel physiotherapist at Cole Harbour Integrated Health in Dartmouth Nova Scotia

Physiotherapist Spotlight: Natasha Trudel

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Spotlight

  For this spotlight, we’re heading out to the East Coast again! Meet Natasha Trudel, a passionate physiotherapist and clinic team manager at Cole Harbour, located in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Find out what it’s like to be a PT in Nova Scotia, what a weekender is and why Natasha starts her day so early! Name: Natasha Trudel Education: Bachelor of …

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pt Health store is now open

pt Health Online Store is Here!

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Company News

  We’re proud to announce the launch of our online store! Our pt Health Product Store launched May 1st, 2017 and features health and wellness products to suit every need. Shop now! Our pt Health online Product Store offers the same great products as our clinics. While also expanding our product offerings significantly, including a wide selection of seat cushions …

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Woman holds clicking, popping shoulder.

Is This Serious? Why Do My Shoulders Click?

Kerrie-Ann Bernard Is this serious?, Shoulder pain

  Shoulder concerns are one of the most common reasons patients seek physiotherapy, with 30% of people experiencing shoulder pain at some time in their life. Shoulders are prone to injury with 50% of adults 55 years or older having a detectable shoulder muscle tear. So, if you are experiencing pain along with clicking, popping, and cracking in your shoulder, …

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