In-Bed Exercise Makes Fitness Accessible To Frail And Critically Ill Patients

Michelle Kho | Posted 02.07.2017 | Canada Living
Michelle Kho

Why throw in a fitness plan for patients who already have so many critical medical issues? The reason is because patients who are stuck in bed are precisely the patients who need in-bed cycling the most.

The Only Way To Sit At Work (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 08.18.2016 | Canada Living

Mary Poppins taught us about good posture when we were young and so the same principles should apply later in life. Proper posture and form can help reduce the strain on the ligaments and spinal discs in the back.

Exercising: How Much is Too Much?

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 06.13.2016 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

It's "no pain, no gain" when it comes to seeing results at the gym, right? Well, Sunnybrook physiotherapist Alicia Savona says this is true, but like most rules, there are exceptions. Below are some telltale ways to gauge whether or not the muscle pain you're experiencing is normal.

The Benefits of Physiotherapy Go Beyond Treating Injuries

Maureen (Mo) Hagan | Posted 05.14.2016 | Canada Living
Maureen (Mo) Hagan

Given that May is National Physiotherapy Month I wanted to share three separate, yet connected, topics about physiotherapy to help you understand the incredible benefits it can provide, including: how to prevent injury using a technique known as "prehabilitation," and what exactly is physiotherapy.

Why You Could Benefit From 'Prehabilitation'

Justin Vanderleest | Posted 03.25.2014 | Canada Living
Justin Vanderleest

Routine check-ups might serve you well, depending on the results of the prehabilitation screen. And, if you intend to undertake a new athletic or physical work endeavour, a prehabilitation screen could work in your favour to prevent an unforeseen injury. Pre-employment screening is becoming more common with large employers who worry about workers' compensation losses.

Teaching Children About the "Ability" in Disability

Lindsey Athias | Posted 08.07.2013 | Canada Impact
Lindsey Athias

In order to embrace the ways in which others are different we have to realize the ways in which we are also the same. When it comes to teaching our children about kids with disabilities, the notions of "connectedness" and "sameness" are essential and something we must foster as a society.

Giving Birth Doesn't Mean Losing Control of Your Bladder

Dr. Meghan Walker | Posted 07.29.2013 | Canada
Dr. Meghan Walker

There is nothing on the outside that would suggest that otherwise normal, busy mothers secretly experience LBL or light bladder leakage. Although not the case for everyone, these symptoms commonly arise following the birth of a baby. Even more commonly, women manage the symptoms in silence.

Dispatches From Haiti

Mary Warner | Posted 03.09.2012 | Canada
Mary Warner

A few months after the earthquake, physiotherapist Mike Landry returned to Haiti to check back in on his patients and help them return home. To this day, rubble still covers the streets of Haiti and it is shocking to see. For someone with mobility issues, it is very difficult to get around.