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

Five Ways to Stay Socially/Physically Distant and Active

Dana Peteleski

by Carmen Lee As we all make drastic adjustments to our lifestyles, having our regular routines rocked can definitely pose as a challenge to maintain good physical, mental, and emotional health.  Here are some tips that I found useful to stay active while following social/physical distancing rules. 1) Routine.  Whether it is time-based or “after >2 hrs of screen-time,” make … Read More

Five Fun Facts for Kids About the Human Body

Dana Peteleski

By Shannon Larkins, PT 1) What’s a bone in your body that you can never break?  Your funny bone. What we call the funny bone is not actually a bone at all!  It’s a nerve called the ulnar nerve.  And it’s not very funny when you bump it – it’s an uncomfortable feeling that can go all the way down … Read More

When Inspiration Can Turn Into Desperation

Dana Peteleski

We can all name a few people who inspire us – those that push their limits and accomplish great things not just day after day, but year after year.  Whether you’ve been running one year, 10 years or many decades, we all have our running heroes.  Those we admire in the running community may be big names – the closest we’ll … Read More

Coach vs Physiotherapist – A Unique Perspective


Female hockey player skating

Being a both high performance female hockey coach and a physiotherapist has provided me with interesting view of sport and an equally unique perspective as a therapist. Wearing both hats, I look to enhance the performance of my athletes and patients. I have found in my experience the approach to ‘enhancing performance’ can be very different between roles. Not many … Read More