Do Your Shoes Tell a Story?

Amanda Gomes

Have you begun to experience foot and ankle pain? Sometimes pain arises without a specific event or trauma which can be quite perplexing.  This discomfort could potentially be linked to your foot biomechanics and movement patterns. Consulting a skilled physiotherapist with experience in foot and ankle conditions is a great place to start if you are having foot pain that … Read More

Posture is Behavior and Not Just Position

Amanda Gomes

Have you ever had your picture taken, only to notice that you were slumped forward with your chin protruding forward? Poor posture can lead to neck pain and headaches, consequently diminishing productivity during your workday. Correcting your posture is as much about behavior and awareness as it is about the perfect chair in your office.  Simple interventions such as optimizing … Read More

When Does Pain Become an Injury?

Amanda Gomes

When does Pain become an Injury? I often get asked this question by patients, patient’s parents, and individuals who find out that I am a physical therapist. Frank, acute and traumatic injuries are easy to define, diagnose, and manage, usually involving conditions like ligament tears, broken bones, acute tendon tears, nerve pain. It is important to rule out anything significant … Read More

Why does my jaw hurt?

Dana Peteleski

The jaw is used all day long for talking, chewing, swallowing, and breathing.  Pain or dysfunction in the jaw can impact all these functions and may come from the joint or from the muscles or nerves that control it.  Problems in the jaw may also present with changes in bite, joint clicking, neck pain, headaches, dizziness, ringing in the ear(s), … Read More

What is DRY needling and is it right for you?

Dana Peteleski

It may sound intimidating but dry needling (DN) is an effective treatment for muscle, ligament or tendon pain. Other names for DN are trigger point needling and intramuscular stimulation. DN involves the insertion of a small thin solid needle into a muscle trigger point. A trigger point is a localized band of tight, irritable and dysfunctional muscle tissue resulting from … Read More

PARS Pembina – What Makes Us Different!

Dana Peteleski

We are excited to announce that we have opened a satellite clinic at 756 Pembina just a short TWO KMS from the main building on Poseidon that allows us greater space for programming including post rehab options for patients, and greater rehab potential – it has been lovingly abbreviated to ‘PARS 2’ in our conversations. So…..what makes us different than … Read More

10 Things To Do While You’re Stuck At Home!

Dana Peteleski

Kelsi McGonigal, Physiotherapist In such a crazy, busy world we rarely have an excess of time on our hands to get things done. Albeit for not a very positive reason, a lot of people have a lot of extra time and are struggling to figure out what to do with it. There is something to be said for taking it … Read More

Activities to Keep Your Children Moving

Dana Peteleski

Janine Didyk, Physiotherapist I have a 3 year old son and an 8 year old daughter and both definitely need to burn off energy!  Children are used to moving often throughout the day.  While we are all staying home here are some tips to keep those kids happy, healthy and moving. We start each day with Cosmic Kids Yoga (Cosmic … Read More

Five Tips for Working Ergonomically From Home

Dana Peteleski

Jason Maksymowycz, Physiotherapist In light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have been fortunate enough to continue to work from home.  While the freedom of working from home certainly has its perks, many of us do not have a work station that is ergonomically sound for the overall health of our spine.  There are many simple, creative and … Read More

Taking Care of Your Feet in a COVID-19 World

Dana Peteleski

Mark Beatty, Physiotherapist We are all trying to adjust to new day to day routines in light of the COVID–19 pandemic facing Canada.  Whether you are self-isolating with health concerns, working from home, or looking after family members your usual activity patterns have likely changed considerably. Most of us are going to find our activity level is down overall, with … Read More