Does Acute Inflammation Help or Hinder Muscle Regeneration After Injury?
April 30, 2018 -
Much of the physiotherapy management of acute muscle injuries centres around reducing existing inflammation and preventing this inflammation from developing further, but is this really what we need...
Apps For Concussion Screening and Management
April 23, 2018 -
The Canadian Physiotherapy Association recently featured several apps that physiotherapists can use to aid in preventing, detecting, and tracking symptoms of concussion:
April 16, 2018 -
Insights and Lessons from a PT Student
Hello everyone! My name is Aleksandar (Aleks) and I’m a 2nd year Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) student at Western University in London, Ontario. I wanted to make use of the IgnitePhysio platform (shout-out to Andrew for allowing me to share my experience) to provide some perspective to other PT students, prospective PTs and current PTs on my experiences so far while in PT school. Study Tim...
Active Versus Passive Treatment: Is There a Wrong Way to Treat Patients?
April 16, 2018 -
In his March 2018 article "Going beyond good and bad practice," Dave Nicholls discusses the issue of passive versus active physiotherapy treatment, if one method is "right" or "wrong," and why popu...
How Do We Best Integrate Physiotherapists Into Primary Healthcare Settings?
April 12, 2018 -
A recent qualitative study released by the University of Toronto Press ahead of print discusses the perspectives of Ontario physiotherapists on the barriers and facilitators to integrating physioth...
Dogs May Help Patients Cope with Chronic Pain and Depression
April 09, 2018 -
A recent pilot study from the University of Calgary suggests that living with a dog can help ease symptoms of chronic pain and depression. The Human-Animal Pain Interaction (HAPI) study led by Eloi...
Triaging Patients With Low Back Pain: A Practical Framework for Assessment and Targeted Management
April 05, 2018 -
We know there is a great deal of research showing that when it comes to low back pain, too few clinicians apply evidence into practice (see the previous post "The Low Back Pain Series"), and too ma...
April 04, 2018 -
A Novel Approach to Improving Knee Extension Post TKA
Achieving full knee extension is crucial early on post Total Knee Arthroplasty, and can often be a challenge. Factors may include pain, quadriceps inhibition, and difficulty "figuring out" what it means to engage the quadriceps and straighten the knee, as the surrounding tissues in the knee have undergone some massive carpentry. Quad setting can be beneficial early on as not only does it start...
The Low Back Pain Series
April 02, 2018 -
Low back pain affects almost everyone during their lifetime, and is becoming more prevalent worldwide, especially in low and middle-income countries.
Why Do So Many Physicians Prescribe Opioids Rather Than Physical Therapy for Chronic Pain?
March 29, 2018 -
This question was addressed in a recent National Public Radio interview with Dr. Ajay Wasan, professor and Vice Chair for Pain Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Some listener...