New Leaf Physiotherapy Blog

 

Injury Free Life: Hip Flexion Exercise

This hip flexion exercise is one of the exercises I personally use to keep myself injury free.  What you need is a Thera-Band or Thera-Band® Tubing.  Secure the tubing onto something that's not going to move.  We're going to use my therapy table leg and you attach the...

2017 Canada Summer Games

It has been a little while since I wrote a blog post. There are many things happening in the life of a mobile physiotherapist. One of which, that is quite exciting is that I have been chosen to attend the Canada Summer Games, CSG, this summer! The process is something...

Level 2 Upper Kelowna Physiotherapy course

The first weekend in March, the 3-5th, I had the pleasure of working with Vince Cunnan, @funsocksphysio on Twitter, on a Level 2 course.  This time the course was not in Vancouver, it was in Kelowna!  This course was spearheaded by Vince in the fall of 2016.  He sent...

Total hip replacements

Last year, I did a blog post about total knee replacements.  I fiugred that I better do about total hip replacements.  This operation is another very common one that happens in Canada.  There were 24,253 in Canada in 2006-2007 and the number keep rising annually....

Ankle injuries

We are going to discuss a number of different injuries that can happen at the ankle joint.  I did a lecture a few weeks ago on this for a course in Vancouver.  I think the lecture was well received as there was some participation from the group of new-ish...

The Ankle Joint

The ankle is the joint in the body where the foot meets the leg.  Just like many joints in the body, we do not seem to care much about it until something goes wrong.  This blog post I am going to talk about the ankle joint and in my next post, I will discuss some of...

Level 2 Lower Vancouver 2017

This past weekend, I was lucky enough to help Christine teach the Level 2 Lower course in Vancouver.  We were not alone though, we had Tricia as a teaching assistant.  This was going to be a tough weekend of learning for the physiotherapists on the course as we were...

When to use Hot or Cold on your injuries?

One of the most frequent questions I get as a physiotherapist.  “Should I use heat or cold for my injury?”  I will let you in on my thought process when answering this question, because it really is individual for each person.  However, there are some basics rules....

Turning Over a New Leaf 2016, part 3

As I have talked about it Turning Over a New Leaf 2016, part 1 and 2, giving back to the community where we live in is important.  The act of giving someone, in your community, a hand up maybe all that is needed to change the path that they are on.  With the hope of a...