3 Ways To Know You’re On The Road To Recovery….

Amanda Gomes

People come in to see a physiotherapist for a multitude of reasons, but often one of their main concerns is pain. Feeling pain creates a fear that there may be something wrong and we move into “rest and protect” mode in order to avoid worsening pain. Certainly, pain cannot be ignored and can be an important symptom to monitor and … Read More

Experiencing pain from Thumb Arthritis? This may help

Amanda Gomes

Thumb arthritis is one of the most common places we first develop arthritis in the hand, also known as the carpometacarpal joint (CMC). Pain develops at the base of the thumb, close to the wrist. This pain can often be described as aching, sharp and even catching at times. Often worse with grasping and holding objects, making it difficult to … Read More

Have an Upper Limb Issue? Have you ever considered seeing a Certified Hand Therapist?

Amanda Gomes

What is Hand Therapy? Hand Therapy is the art and science of rehabilitation of the upper limb, which includes the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder gridle. Using specialized skills in assessment, planning and treatment, hand therapists provide therapeutic interventions to prevent dysfunction, restore function and/or reverse the progression of pathology of the upper limb in order to enhance your ability … Read More

Are you getting enough exercise?

Amanda Gomes

  Whether you are concerned about your weight, heart, lungs, muscles, bones or brain, exercise will benefit your health. Increasing physical activity levels by any amount can produce measurable benefits including reductions to obesity, cardiovascular disease, stroke, and hypertension. Exercise improves bone and joint health, reducing osteoporosis and arthritis. Exercise even acts on the level of the central nervous system, … Read More

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