How Can Taping Help Achilles Tendon Pain?

How Can Taping Help Achilles Tendon Pain?

By Shirley Estey, Registered Physiotherapist

Achilles Tendinopathy (or Achilles Tendonitis) can develop slowly with overuse of the muscles in the lower leg. The gastrocnemius (gastrocs) and Soleus muscles attach into the achilles tendon which inserts into the heel.
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Tips for Lower Back Pain

by Zeinab Ndow, BSc Kin

Low back pain (LBP) is a very common issue that impacts many of us. There are a multitude of factors that influence the incidence of LBP, such as workplace ergonomics, acute incidents, and muscular weakness and joint irregularities.
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Clock Exercise

The “Clock Exercise”

by Greg Cugnet

A great exercise when it is time to progress hip and balance following an injury.
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Covid Shoulder

by Zeinab Ndow

Kinesiologist, BKin

With working from home becoming the new normal among many of us, having an ergonomically designed workstation may not be at the top of our priority list. This may cause problems such as “Covid Shoulder” (as our physiotherapist Gail puts it) and neck pain from static seated postures sustained for long periods of time. In order to potentially prevent these types of injuries, addressing the engineering factors that come in to play may be necessary.
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1 Minute Read On Stretching the Hip Flexors

By Zeinab Ndow
BKin

The hip flexors are a group of muscles that are important for stabilization of the spine and pelvis, and are used for lifting the knees towards the torso in daily activities such as walking up stairs, running, and walking uphill. Additionally, when we are in a seated position, the hip flexors remain contracted and shortened (because the hips are in a flexed position). Prolonged sitting in this position causes the hip flexor muscle fibres to shorten over time, and this may contribute to lower back pain when these shortened muscles pull on the pelvis and spine, causing the pelvis to tilt forward.
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An Effective squat

Watch our physiotherapist, Mary discuss the benefits of an effective squat to reduce low back pain and improve gluteal strength.
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Hip, Knee and Back Pain

Looking for an exercise to help with your pain before you see a physiotherapist?

Physiotherapist, Paul Chang, explains in this video below the many benefit of the clamshell exercise – eliminate hip, knee and back pain all with one exercise.
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Back Pain and Stiffness

Our physiotherapist, Gail Mattuck, talks to us about stiffness in our mid-back (thoracic spine, t-spine).
With many of us working at a desk, sitting an increasing amount throughout the day back stiffness is very common. Let our physiotherapists put an end to your stiffness today.
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