Will computers ever replace physiotherapists?
Do I need a referral to see a physiotherapist?
A candid conversation between me and a patient about robotic surgery led us to this very question: Will computers ever replace physiotherapists? Before giving away the answer, this is a good time to revisit the role of a physiotherapist in the continuum of care. There are 5 major components in how we provide physiotherapy: Examination: […]
How to do abs workout safely?
Just last week a number of our new patients asked if they needed to get a doctor’s referral to see a physiotherapist. So even though we’ve covered this topic in the past, it’s still worth reiterating. Do you need a doctor’s referral to see a physiotherapist? In Ontario, you don’t need a doctor’s referral to […]
What are core exercises and how to do them safely?
Many articles and videos on the Internet suggest that some abs workout routines are harmful to the spine, particularly doing sit-ups with the knees straight. It seems the better way of doing sit-ups is to bend the knees and bring the chest all the way up to the knees. However, the issue here is not […]
Why doing back exercises first thing in the morning can harm your back?
Stabilization exercises, stability exercises, and core exercises are often discussed on social media, but what are core exercises? In order to “workout” the core, anatomically speaking, it has to be in some forms of a stabilization exercises. So what are stabilization exercises? In fact, any exercise can be a stabilization exercise if it’s performed with […]
How to properly care for the tape?
Doing back exercises like the forward-bending back stretches (e.g. pulling knees to the chest or toe touches) first thing in the morning is a very common routine reported by our patients, but for those with back pain we generally do not recommend doing forward-bending back stretches first thing in the morning. The reason is because […]
What is the tape wore by athletes?
Last time we talked about some of the application techniques of elastic therapeutic taping. This time we’ll go over some of the general instructions that we give to our patients when the tape is used as physiotherapy treatment. Edges coming off. If you see the edges of the tape are starting to roll up, you […]
3 things you need to know if your children are interested in becoming physiotherapists in the future
The colored elastic tape worn by athletes is what we called elastic cotton tape with acrylic adhesive, it is sometimes referred to as athletic tape, sports tape, kinesiology tape, or elastic adhesive therapeutic tape. At our clinic, we use this type of elastic taping as physiotherapy treatment for our patients, the tape is water-resistant and […]
3 reasons why you should see a physiotherapist after experiencing an injury
If your children are interested in becoming physiotherapists, or you would like to know how you can help prepare them for a career in physiotherapy, there are 3 things you need to know: Engage in an active lifestyle. Exercise is a key component in physiotherapy, both in our assessments and treatments. That’s why having an […]
3 things you need to know when seeking physiotherapy in Ontario
If you have experienced an injury it’s best to have it checked out by a health professional, here are 3 reasons why you should see a physiotherapist: We detect life-threatening red flags. It’s our job to not only find out what condition you are suffering from, but also to detect any red flags that may […]
If you are thinking about getting out-patient physiotherapy in Ontario, there are 3 things you need to know: You don’t need a Doctor’s referral to see a physiotherapist. In Ontario, registered physiotherapists are primary access practitioners and you don’t need to get a Doctor’s referral to see a physiotherapist. If you are experiencing aches and […]