Feeling dizzy, unbalanced or unsteady and/or do you feel you’re suffering with vertigo? Vestibular rehabilitation treatment through a properly trained Physiotherapist can significantly help. Our WIN Doctor of Physiotherapy, Jennifer Lapierre, is trained in vestibular rehabilitation and has helped many people get health solutions for their vertigo and dizziness.Read More
We may focus on the common sites of back pain when it first happens, for example neck pain or low back. However, as our WIN Physiotherapist, Jennifer Lapierre, shares in her latest article, there can be a cause to neck and low back pain that’s rooted in the mid-spine, the Thoracic Spine. She reviews how this is possible.Read More
We have protective structures around major joints, that are similar to pillows filled with water. These structures, known as a Bursa, cushion the joints and reduce friction at those sites. When injured, either from a fall or repetitive use, this can lead to significant pain and inflammation. The WIN Physiotherapy Team have many options to help speed the healing of an injured Bursa. Learn more about the Bursa from our WIN Physiotherapist, Jeff Dill, as he discusses what the Bursae is, how they help and how to heal them when they are injured.Read More
Is your jaw making funny noises? Snapping, crackles, pops or pain from your jaw when you yawn or chew is a sign that you have TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disfunction. Physiotherapy has been proven to help address TMJ concerns. Our Doctor of Physiotherapy, Tania Mannella, reviews how Physiotherapy can offer solutions to address TMJ concerns.Read More
Sciatica is a very common concern that affects many people. WIN Physiotherapist, Jeff Dill, shares some tips and strategies that you can do at home to help alleviate the concerns associated with sciatica.Read More
Do you experience pain in your butt, that is combined with pain or discomfort that moves down your leg? Many people think this is sciatica, but it could be something else. Our WIN Doctor of Physiotherapy, Tania Mannella, explains how not all pains in the butt, or leg, is sciatica and discusses another possible cause and how it can be resolved.Read More
Stretching? So many kinds, so little time...
Stretching is important for your wellbeing, prevention of injury and recovery from injury. There are many different kinds of stretching. There is dynamic stretching, static stretching, sport specific stretching... When do we do what?? Here's a simple guideline of when its the best time to do the correct type of stretch.
This is the type of stretch you want to do before a workout. These stretches move the muscles that you are going to use in your sport/exercise program through their full range of motion. You often perform these movements in the same pattern that you will be using for the specific sport about to be played (sport specific). They stimulate your nerves for proper coordination and increase the blood flow for better oxygen to the muscles for more powerful movements.
Static Stretch (Holding The Pose Stretch)
These particular movements (such as certain types of yoga) can help to calm your mind and your heart rate to cool you down after your work out or sports. It helps to relax tight muscles even if it's temporary.
Research in 2017 has shown that if you compete a simple stretch program three or more days a week for 6 weeks, it can reduce stiffness in your arteries, help to drop blood pressure and improve blood flow.
No matter what stretch you do, if you do it at the right time, you are bound to get improvement! For more information on a proper stretch program that suits your needs, visit with the physiotherapy team at WIN Health Solutions and we'd be happy to help.
Resistance bands can provide a whole body work out, that can even be more effective than weights, while also being inexpensive, lightweight and easily portable. Our WIN Physiotherapy Assistant, Belinda Ham, sheds light on how they're used in physio treatment and fitness.Read More
Winter is officially here and in this blog our WIN Physiotherapy Assistant, Shauna Pierrynowski, draws from her experience with the WIN Physio Team and her fitness training background to share the most useful snow shovelling tips.Read More
Check out this great article from Parent's Magazine shared by WIN Doctor of Physiotherapy, Tania Mannella. The article sheds light on the benefit of pelvic floor physiotherapy for incontinence and more.Read More
A physiotherapist pulls together essential information about your health and lifestyle, to strengthen, support and prepare you for what ever life throws your way. Regular physiotherapy visits are a great way to maintain your health and fitness. WIN Kinesiologist and Physiotherapy Assistant, Karen Evers, explains how.Read More
If the cold makes your hands hurt and turn red, white and/or blue, you might have Raynaud's. Our Physio Team Member, Belinda Ham, offers insight about Raynaud's and tips for the winter months.Read More