Why We Need to Stop Overprescribing Kegels
June 18, 2018 -
Recently highlighted by the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, pelvic health physiotherapist Lisa Flanders hosts several Youtube episodes called "It's Not TMI," where she discusses topics that man...
Are Current Recommendations For Patients With Osteoporosis Wrong?
June 11, 2018 -
A recently published RCT examined 8 months of high‐intensity resistance and impact training (such as weight training and jumping) as an intervention for postmenopausal women with low bone mass...
Rehab Post-ACL Surgery is Grossly Underutilized
June 04, 2018 -
The recent editorial by Grindem et al. expresses that rehabilitation of patients post-ACL reconstruction is often inappropriate, insufficient, and not evidence-based, while ACL reconstruction surge...
May 29, 2018 -
Shared by the Proving & Promoting Your Value group
Is Your Treatment Effective?
By: Mark Werneke PT, MS, Dip MDT How do you know if what you are doing is working? You don’t want to waste your time, or your patients’ time and money. Physiotherapy is supposed to add value to the healthcare system, not be a drain on it. Value can be defined as improving our patient’s quality of life and function (i.e., effectiveness) while minimizing treatment costs and healthcare visits (i....
How Does Exercise Affect Concussion Recovery?
May 28, 2018 -
A recent systematic review and meta-analysis by Lal et al. examined the effect of exercise on concussion symptoms. The authors found "clear benefits of physical exercise in decreasing the Post-Conc...
Maintaining Immune Health in Athletes Under Heavy Training
May 21, 2018 -
Previous studies have shown several risk factors that can affect immune function and increase the risk of illness, such as upper respiratory infections (URIs) in athletes. These include "intensifie...
May 18, 2018 -
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Deadlifting for Rehab Links
Interested in the use of deadlifts for rehab purposes? Here are two great links on the topic:1. DPT Zach Long is the Barbell Physio. This great article outlines how to use deadlifting for LBP rehab. It includes some great regressions and exercise videos: https://thebarbellphysio.com/fixing-back-pain-using-deadlifts/2. DPT Michael Mash owns Barbell Rehab. This is a collection of his deadlift in ...
May 14, 2018 -
Whiplash Associative Disorder: Its Unique Attributes & Rehab Strategies
Whiplash, known to practitioners as “WAD” or Whiplash Associative Disorder, is a collection of symptoms associated with a specific traumatic onset. If you are familiar with rehabbing this cohort, you’ll know that symptoms tend to be more chronic in nature, and it is a condition that tends to respond differently than the typical mechanical neck pain patient. This blog will discuss some thoughts...
Three Things That Patients Want Out of Their Physiotherapy Consultations
May 14, 2018 -
A newly released qualitative study by Stenner et al. highlights three main themes that can help physiotherapists make their appointments more patient-centred:
Are Dietary Supplements Effective in Enhancing Performance? The IOC Consensus Statement
May 07, 2018 -
Many high-performance athletes use dietary supplements to prevent or manage deficiencies, boost energy, enhance performance, and aid in recovery. However, how effective are these supplements?