Top 16 Reasons to See a Sports Physiotherapist

Even if you don’t consider yourself an athlete, or have never experienced a serious injury, you can improve your quality of life by visiting a sports physiotherapist. In fact, you don’t need to be a serious athlete to enjoy the lifelong benefits that come from a few sessions with a skilled physiotherapist.  Working with a […]

10 Most Common (and Avoidable) Golf Injuries

Photo: Pexels There are two major types of golf injuries: The first are acute injuries, for example, hitting a tree root with a club.  The second are overuse injuries, which usually are the result of poor biomechanics.  Acute injuries are the ones that are difficult to avoid, of course.  But overuse injuries can be avoided […]

Returning to Sports After an ACL Injury

The Golden State Warriors’ Shooting Guard Klay Thompson suffering from an ACL tear during Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Championships. Photo Source: NBA   An ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injury occurs when the ACL — the bands of tissue that hold your knee bones together — stretches or tears. ACL injuries usually occur in […]

Most Common Basketball Injuries

In the 2015 NBA Playoffs, the Cleveland Cavaliers’ forward, Kevin Love, suffered a shoulder injury that kept him out for the rest of the season. Photo source: USA Today.   In recent years, the pace of play and on court movement (especially off the ball) in basketball has shot up dramatically. From Coach Mike D’Antoni’s […]

5 Ways To Manage Knee Pain For Golf

Photo: Pexels Most people don’t realize that golf isn’t a low impact sport. The forces generated around the lead leg knee during the golf swing are tremendous. In the case of professional golfers who hit enormous numbers of golf balls in practice and also in play, this can lead to a tear of the large […]

Tips for Managing Golf Wrist Pain

Photo: Pexels To begin with, how do you know you’ve had a wrist injury? Well, obviously pain in the wrist is an indicator. But swelling in the wrist after playing, a feeling of weakness in the wrists or hands, numbness in the hands, or the appearance of a small lump on the back of the […]

How To Get Relief From Golfer’s Elbow

Photo: Pexels Golfer’s elbow is a condition medically known as medial epicondylitis of the elbow. The forearm muscles that go from the pinkie finger up to the inner part of the elbow attach right to the bone, and it’s that point of attachment that becomes inflamed in golfer’s elbow. It’s most commonly related to repetitive […]

5 Modern Osteoarthritis Treatment Options You Shouldn’t Ignore

Photo: Pexels Osteoarthritis is a debilitating condition where the movement, flexibility, and overall performance of your joints breaks down over time. While there isn’t a cure or permanent solution, there are several modern osteoarthritis treatment options that can significantly improve your quality of life (and reduce pain). Below are the 5 most common treatment options […]

Major Benefits of Physiotherapy for Osteoarthritis

Photo: Pexels Osteoarthritis is undoubtedly a crippling condition. Stiff joints can make everyday activities like walking and getting out of bed a chore. Bending, kneeling, or squatting can induce excruciating pain. Fortunately, an osteoarthritis specialized physiotherapy program can help alleviate the pain. Through movement and guided exercise, physiotherapy acts to strengthen your joints and muscles […]