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You are special if you play and train all winter long. You are a winter warrior! However, winter warriors, like you, need extra safety from injuries in winter. Winter sports are inherently more dangerous. In 2015, over 246,000 people were treated for winter sports injuries, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Here in Read More…

The hand and wrist are prone to injury due to their structure wherein there is an intricate assortment of bones, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. Moreover, due to the nature of human anatomy wherein the hand and wrist are also involved in almost every activity of daily living thereby adding to the likelihood of hand and Read More…

What is Runner’s Knee and What Causes Pain? Runner’s knee is also known as patellofemoral pain syndrome. Runner’s knee got its name because the syndrome is common for runners. People experience runner’s knee when their kneecap causes friction against the bottom of their thigh bone. Runner’s knee occurs when the cartilage has been eroded and Read More…

A common complaint among pregnant women involves consistent, chronic lower back pain during pregnancy. Indeed, very few women make it through a pregnancy without suffering from lower back pain. Due to the nature of pregnancy, options for dealing with lower back pain can be rather limited. For example, certain medications are unavailable because of the impact Read More…

Sports injuries are injuries sustained when playing sports or during exercise. They occur either as accidents or due to poor training practices such as not warming up or using improper gear. These are mostly caused by applying forces greater than a body part can structurally endure at one time or over a longer period. Common Read More…

Whiplash injury is a relatively common injury that can result in significant pain and a negative impact on a person’s range of movement for what can be a substantial amount of time in some cases. Although many people have heard the term whiplash injury, they may not fully understand what is involved with this type Read More…

  Although it’s “just a desk job,” working in an office can wreak absolute havoc on our bodies. If you’re someone who spends all day at a desk in front of your computer, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Sitting for a desk job seems relaxing but actually, it is not. It is not easy and Read More…

As we age our bodies are more affected by sports injuries and general repetitive use injuries. While these can cause pain, they need not cause a lower quality of life. We’ll discuss how physiotherapy and massage therapy can help keep you moving well into your later years. Sports injuries that were nothing but an annoying, Read More…

Quitting smoking can be one of the most difficult things to accomplish. Nicotine is extremely addictive and smoking is a powerful habit that can be very tough for many people to quit. However, quitting smoking is one of the absolute best things you can do for your health and the health of your family and Read More…

The loss of mobility can have a devastating effect on your quality of life. Mobility is your ability to move across space, either by walking, by wheelchair or by a walker. When you lose mobility you lose autonomy, and this is why the main goal of a physiotherapy practice is to recover the loss of Read More…

Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is a type of seasonal depression. If you have SAD, you’ll normally experience general depression, lack of energy, and irritability during the winter months every year. However, not every person afflicted with SAD experiences symptoms in the winter. Some people have the reverse experience and have symptoms of depression in Read More…

Pregnancy can take a toll on even the most fitness-minded moms, and these effects are sometimes long-term and can have a devastating impact on your self-esteem, physical wellness, sexual health, and your mental well-being. Incontinence is one of these effects that can completely derail your recovery from pregnancy, and C-sections can further complicate this recovery. Read More…

As with anything so common, myths have developed over time about what causes it and how best to deal with it.It’s understandable why these misconceptions arise. Indeed, some would have been the accepted belief in healthcare circles before new evidence emerged to give us fresh insights. It’s understandable why these misconceptions arise. Indeed, some would Read More…

Neck pain is a common problem, complained of by many people from all walks of like. According to the Mayo Clinic, neck pain is classified into two broad categories: acute and chronic. Additionally, neck pain is further classified in regard to the level of pain actually experienced by a particular patient. Acute Neck Pain Acute Read More…

Over the course of the past decade, an increasing number of people from all walks of life have become more active and more committed to exercise and fitness as well as to engaging in athletic and recreational activities. Although these individuals are enjoying solid health benefits through these activities, they are not without at least Read More…

January is almost over, so this is an optimal time to check in on your New Year’s resolutions. How are you doing? Are you still going strong with that physical fitness regime, or are you starting to flag a little? Do you find yourself saying, “I’ll go tomorrow” instead of planning ahead and making it Read More…

What is Pain? Most people could tell you about times in their life when they have experienced pain, but they might have trouble defining exactly what it is. Though someone might report feeling pain in a certain part of their body, in reality all pain – no matter how it feels – is closely connected Read More…

As part of a regular exercise regimen, you may do squats and lunges. Indeed, squats and lunges are beneficial forms of exercise. In recent times, you may have started to notice one or both of your knees making a clicking (or cracking) sound while you do squats or lunges. Naturally, you may be wondering what Read More…

Needle therapy or acupuncture is a therapeutic practice that involves stimulating certain focuses on the body, regularly with a needle entering the skin, to mitigate pain or to treat different health conditions. On November 5, 1997, a board gathered by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) presumed that there is clear confirmation that needle therapy Read More…

About 4 out of every 5 Canadians have experienced Lower Back pain at some point of their lives. It is one of the most common reasons for people missing work and seeking medical treatment. Generally, common causes for lower back pain are a sports injury, sprains, back muscle strains or a minor injury. Wrong posture, Read More…

“Core stability” is a buzzword regularly used by doctors and therapists. But do you actually know what it means and how to get your core working effectively? Many people complain of back pain or hip pain when in actual fact the pain stems from a lack of true deep core muscles. These deep muscles lie Read More…

About 4 out of every 5 Canadians have experienced Lower Back pain at some point of their lives. It is one of the most common reasons for people missing work and seeking medical treatment. Generally, common causes for lower back pain are a sports injury, sprains, back muscle strains or a minor injury. Wrong posture, Read More…

Hip and knee replacements are common and highly successful operations that bring many people relief from pain and improved mobility. Thousands of these joint replacement operations take place in the North America every year. At the hospital soon after your surgery, your physiotherapist would have helped you back onto your feet and would have guided Read More…

I see time and time again people who complain about painful necks, painful shoulders, painful backs, and they do not realise that their poor posture is the ultimate contributor to their discomfort. When you consistently sit or stand with poor posture, you end up developing muscle imbalances and muscle weakness. Let me give you an Read More…

It is well documented that prolonged periods of sitting is responsible for an increased risk in a range of diseases. Simply put, sitting is bad for your health. So even the most ergonomically perfect office set up is not ideal if you are still sitting for 8-10 hours a day everyday. The simple solution is Read More…

According to the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, a full 70 percent of adults experience a life event traumatic enough to result in post traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. Indeed, PTSD has garnered a considerable amount of media attention in the past decade. A number of different therapies and treatment regimens commonly are utilized, including Read More…

The miracle of life is a stressful time for an expecting mother. There is no denying that a pregnant woman’s body is under a lot of physical and hormonal stress. While pills and extra doctor visits can help with these problems, alternative options do exist. Pre-natal massage therapy is one way to ease the stresses Read More…

Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction is one of the most common problems of the foot and ankle. It occurs due to the inflammation or tearing of the posterior tibial tendon. Consequently, the tendon may not be able to provide enough stability and support for the arch of the foot, resulting in flatfoot. Most patients can be Read More…

Orthotics are devices used by physiotherapists and orthopedics to help cure a person of various types of foot conditions like Achilles tendonitis, bunions among other type of ailments like back pain, knee pain etc. These are made of lightweight materials that range from a simple over-the-counter shoe insert to custom made devices which require analysis Read More…

If you work in an office on a 8-hour shift sitting in front of a computer craning your neck to see the monitor, hunching your shoulders to reach your keyboard and slouching in our chair, then most likely you must be suffering from neck or back pain. This leads to bad posture and crooked spine Read More…

Massage therapy is a proven therapy which aids the human body in many ways- improves blood and fluid circulation, relieves from body aches, muscle pain, relaxes muscles, help relieve from stress and fatigue and promote overall health benefits. Often times patients walking into my clinic ask me how to prepare themselves for the massage session Read More…

Having a fracture of the wrist is one of the most common hand or forearm fractures. Falling down awkwardly or slipping on ice or involved in a motor vehicle accident are some common ways how a wrist can get fractured. Generally, wrist fractures are caused when it comes under a lot of sudden stress due Read More…

Let’s say you recently planned to start running to keep a tab on your weight. You are cruising along fine when suddenly you get this excruciating pain in your shin area. It’s debilitating and you cannot even walk let alone run. Chances are you are suffering from Shin splints! What is a Shin Splint? Shin Read More…

If you have been in a motor vehicle accident, you know that it is a very traumatic experience to go through. Whether it is a minor fender bender or something more serious, the physical effects can be experienced for months or even years to come. For your specialized injury recovery, the experts at SquareOne Physiotherapy Read More…

Ankle injury is one of the most common types of injuries that affect athletes or field game players like football. In the majority of cases, the ankle is sprained or twisted causing the injury. In other serious cases, the injury causes the joint to become unstable or there might be some broken bones. Some people Read More…

About 4 out of every 5 Canadians have experienced Lower Back pain at some point of their lives. It is one of the most common reasons for people missing work and seeking medical treatment. Generally, common causes for lower back pain are a sports injury, sprains, back muscle strains or a minor injury. Wrong posture, Read More…

Often my clients enquire about deep tissue massage and its related benefits. A deep tissue massage, as the name suggests, is meant to massage deeper lying muscles and tissues in the body. It is most effective in patients suffering from some chronic pain such as lower back pain, recovering from injury such as a fall, Read More…

 What Is Shiatsu Massage Therapy? Often I receive calls and queries from people asking me what is a Shiatsu massage therapy and how can they benefit from it. So I am taking, this time, to explain it in detail about it for the benefit of other as well who have heard about it somewhere. Shiatsu Read More…

Cervical spondylosis is a condition of the bones, discs and vertebrae in the neck. This condition is common in people above 50 years of age. It is generally caused due to wear and tear of the discs with aging which lose their fluid and become stiffer. It is the most common cause of neck pain Read More…

Anterior cruciate ligament is one of the 4 ligaments in the knee that aids in the stability of the knee joint. It ensures that we are able to make all the complicated movements like twists and sharp turns while playing football, rugby, tennis, etc. Unfortunately, it also makes it susceptible to injury. In fact, it Read More…

Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body and joins the calf muscles to the heel bone. It is found at the back of a person’s lower leg. It can endure a lot of strain, but it is also susceptible to injury. Achilles tendonitis is a very common form of injury occurring to sports Read More…

What is a postnatal massage? A postnatal massage is a full body massage given to a new mother to help her recover post delivery. After the delivery, a mother’s body goes through a lot of changes. During the first few weeks, the internal scars begin to heal at the site within the uterus where the Read More…

About 4 out of every 5 Canadians have experienced Lower Back pain at some point of their lives. It is one of the most common reasons for people missing work and seeing a doctor or a physiotherapist. With early identification of the problem and taking action accordingly can help lower the consequences significantly. Please watch Read More…

Most people think they know how to avoid a back injury when lifting things. They are in total disbelief when they are injured after performing an “easy” lift. After sustaining an injury, they may even say, “but I bent at the knees too!” Although it is true that we need to bend at our knees Read More…

Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) is a knee problem seen in runners, hikers, cyclers, and weightlifters and is more commonly known as Runner’s Knee. You may experience a sharp tingling just above the knee joint or swelling up to your lower thigh. The pain will be felt when your foot strikes the ground.   The best Read More…

Spinal disc problems is one of the least understood issue due to the fact that medical professionals do not agree on the causes of the pain and also because of the plethora of terms used to describe different kinds of spinal disc problems. In this article we would try to demystify and help you understand Read More…

Sports injuries are injuries that occur when exercising or playing sports. They can happen when one is in the field or a gym. Other sport injuries can result from improper gear and poor training practices. Some people get injured when they are not physically fit. Lack of proper stretching or warm up techniques before you Read More…

The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that join the arm bone to the shoulder bone and allows the shoulder to move and keeps it stable. Repetitive overhead motions can wear down the rotator cuff muscles and are thus a common cause of injury. It is quite common in sports like baseball Read More…

Chair ergonomics, especially within the workforce, is an important thing to keep in mind for the health of your back. With improper use, you may develop back pain. By utilizing the following principles of chair ergonomics, you can possibly prevent back pain and even develop better posture. Start by adjusting the chair to the proper Read More…

Exercise is a key element to a healthy lifestyle and is necessary for weight management, fitness and overall health. However, if done in excess, it can result to overuse injuries. If you are experiencing any of these injuries, high chances are that you are over-training or overdoing on your exercises. Runners Knee “Runners knee” is Read More…

People with Rheumatoid Arthritis suffer from chronic inflammation that affects small joints in your hands and feet. It results from immune system mistakenly attacking the body instead of defending it. This results in inflammation of the lining of the joints and tendons of the muscles. People with this condition feel stiffness upon waking up in Read More…

Stroke is one of the leading cause of disability among adults. According to Heart and Stroke Foundation- Every seven minutes in Canada, someone dies from heart disease or stroke. This year in Canada, there will be an estimated 70,000 heart attacks, 40,000 cardiac arrests, 62,000 strokes. More than 1.6 million survivors, and their families and caregivers, Read More…

The pain from a prolapsed disc is usually very painful and it is caused when a disc between the vertebrae bulges out of its normal place (commonly called a slipped disc). As a result, it may press on nearby nerves causing even more pain. It may be that coughing or moving may worsen the pain Read More…

Most people understand that factors such as obesity, smoking and poor diet increase the risk of developing chronic illnesses and other medical problems. What many people do not realize is that lack of physical activity, even in individuals who are not overweight, is every bit as dangerous to overall health. Lack of physical activity significantly Read More…

There are many types of therapies available to choose from that are all designed to comfort and heal the body from a large range of ailments and injuries. One of these therapies is known as chest physiotherapy. The following will provide an in-depth look at what chest physiotherapy is and the benefits of receiving this Read More…

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is a condition that causes vertigo, which is a dizzy or lightheaded sensation. Also known as top shelf vertigo, it is related to the position of the head. Certain movements can trigger the dizziness, such as looking up quickly and standing up too quickly after sitting or lying down. The Read More…

Ask a group of people to tell you what the vestibular system is, and chances are good that the majority will have no idea. Yet it is one of the most important networks in the human body. Located in the inner ear and brain, it controls our eye movements and our balance. If age, injury Read More…

Lower back pain caused by muscle strain represents one of the most common types of conditions suffered by individuals for different walks of like. This includes people of different ages, with muscle strain lower back pain more common as a person ages or with individuals that engage in athletic, recreational and fitness activities. The Prognosis Read More…

Sciatica is a condition that afflicts a considerable number of people, causing these individuals great pain in many cases. Sciatica is a condition that afflicts the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve begins in the lower back and downs that back of a person’s leg. The pain associated with sciatica can become so debilitating in some Read More…

An Overview of Cervical Spine Pain: Identifying the Cause and Implementing Proper Treatment In basic terms, the cervical spine area in the human body is that at a person’s neck. The cervical spine includes discs that provide a natural cushion for the vertebrae that comprise the cervical spine — indeed, the entire spine. A variety Read More…

Slip and fall accidents represent one of the most common incidents giving rise to personal injuries. The chances of a person sustaining injuries from a slip and fall accident increase markedly during the winter months, during that time of year when snow and ice litter streets and walkways. A proactive stance is necessary to lessen Read More…

Plantar fasciitis is deemed to be one of the most common causes of heal pain, according to the Mayo Clinic. Indeed, the pain associated with plantar fasciitis can end up being rather significant in many cases. In most cases, a person with plantar fasciitis experiences stabbing pain, particularly first thing in the morning. As a Read More…

A skilled, experienced physiotherapist oftentimes takes a comprehensive approach in treating a patient. For example, a physiotherapist is likely to develop a treatment regimen that includes exercise as a component. Types of Exercises in a Physiotherapy Regimen Because the treatment needs of each patient varies, a physiotherapist does not take a proverbial cookie cutter approach Read More…

One of the most painful and debilitating types of arthritis is that which impacts the shoulder. The reality is that a considerable number of individuals who are afflicted with shoulder arthritis end up being partially or even significantly debilitated as a result. In a remarkably large number of instances, the pain associated with shoulder arthritis Read More…

Tennis elbow is an injury to the muscles that are involved in the extension of the wrist and fingers. The injury associated with tennis elbow more often than not occurs at the lateral epicondyle. The lateral epicondyle is the juncture located outside the elbow at which these muscles come together, attach and interconnect. Symptoms of Read More…

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that impacts many people that have more sedentary jobs that require repetitive movements. For example, a person who spends a good deal of the work day seated and working at a computer is a candidate for carpal tunnel syndrome. Because many individuals suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome, or at Read More…

Individuals coming in for massage or physiotherapy as part of their treatment have likely heard therapists distinguish between “passive” and “active” techniques. While these are two distinctive methods of treatment, they are nonetheless often used in tandem for patients who are recovering from an injury. What is the difference, then, between active and passive physiotherapy? Read More…

As anyone who suffers from anxiety attacks knows, these attacks can be debilitating. Symptoms include feelings of losing control or “going crazy,” heart palpitations or chest pain, feeling like you are going to pass out, or trouble breathing with a choking sensation. Knowing how to handle anxiety attacks is the first step towards keeping them Read More…

A common complaint among runners is foot discomfort, pain and even damage. There are a number of strategies that a runner can employ to keep his or her feet happy and healthy. Proper Footwear Keeping feel happy and healthy requires more than just throwing on any old pair of shoes when heading out for a Read More…

According to the world-renowned Mayo Clinic, over 40 million people in the United States suffer from migraine headaches on a frequent to fairly frequent basis. Migraine headaches can result in a person experiencing significant pain and nausea, sensitivity to light and other physiological responses. Nearly all people suffer from “regular” headaches from time to time. Read More…

In order to maintain overall health and well-being, everyone, regardless of age, needs to engage in some type of physical exercise. Procrastination, distractions or interruptions have a snowball effect. Days turn into weeks, weeks into months and people get no closer to making a point of getting fit. Everyday of everyone’s life has 24 hours. Read More…

Non-traumatic rotator cuff tears and physical therapy A research study reported in the professional publication, Bone and Joint Journal, reveals that physiotherapy appears to be as effective as surgery in the treatment of non-traumatic rotator cuff tears. Even though in more recent times rotator cuff tears have required only minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery as opposed Read More…

December 24th

Our patients are the most important thing to SquareOne Physio. The main objective we have for our new website is to stay better connected with our patients and those in the community who may need our services in the future. We also want to periodically give you information on how to stay healthy and maintain Read More…

If this is your first time visiting a physiotherapy office, you may understandably be anxious about what to expect. If you are in pain, probably the last thing you want to think about is exercising. However, the physiotherapy exercises are designed to be gentle yet effective to help relieve and control your pain. Educating yourself Read More…

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