The Long & Short of Leg Length Discrepancy

  What is a Leg Length Discrepancy ? Leg length discrepancy is defined as a condition in which the lower extremities are noticeably unequal in length. They can be classified as either: Structural – Resulting from bony structure unequal in length. Functional – Asymmetry of the lower extremities causes by mal-position or muscle length/shortening. What Causes Leg Length … Continued

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Physiotherapy vs Athletic Therapy

There are several specialties and expertise in the healthcare profession. Physiotherapists and athletic therapists are considered to be of the most highly skilled health providers in the field of musculoskeletal health and rehabilitation. The following is a comparison of physiotherapy and athletic therapy. Physiotherapy A physiotherapist, also called a physical therapist, physio, or P.T. in … Continued

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Kinesiology Tape Fun Facts

  Do you ever ask yourself ‘what is that bright, fancy coloured tape olympic and professional athletes wear?’ Have you noticed someone wearing a unique pattern over an injured area at the gym? Well, ladies and gentlemen the answer is Kinesiology Tape, also known as Neuro-Proprioceptive Tape or K-Tape. 1) What is Kinesiology Tape? K-Tape was first introduced to … Continued

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Relaxation vs. Therapeutic Massage

As a Registered Massage Therapist, I am frequently asked, what is the difference between relaxation and therapeutic massage? To define relaxation massage: it’s a state of being free from tension and anxiety.  Are you looking to relieve stress, improve circulation, decrease muscular/joint pain or simply improve overall well being?  If the answer is yes, a … Continued

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Frozen Shoulder

Adhesive Capsulitis/Frozen Shoulder As a physiotherapist living in Winnipeg, I come across a lot of “frozen situations” throughout the winter. One of them being frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis. Frozen shoulder is associated with synovial inflammation and a capsular contracture/restriction of the shoulder joint. What are the main causes? The five main causes of … Continued

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