Travelling Tips

By : mediagurl on : November 12, 2016

As the cold weather begins to creep in, some of us ‘hearty Canadians” may begin plotting methods to escape for the inevitable fall and winter conditions. As the weather gets warmer, family vacations and the cottage begin to beckon us …

5 Things You Need To Tell Your Physiotherapist

By : mediagurl on : October 8, 2016

1. The main reason you are seeing them: Whether it is to help you in your urgent pain injury, strengthen a weakened area, or for an all over assessment, this will help your treating physiotherapist know how to plan your …

Treating Vertigo

By : mediagurl on : January 29, 2016

Vertigo is the sensation of yourself, or the environment around you, moving. This sensation may be brought on by certain head positions, damage to particular areas of the balance reflex pathways, or mechanical problems occurring within the inner ear.

The Power of Play: the Key to Successful Child Development

By : mediagurl on : June 1, 2015

Running, climbing stairs, kicking a ball, and learning to ride a bike are all examples of gross motor developmental milestones. There are typical age spans when children often reach different milestones, which are achieved though the way a child develops through …

What to Expect if You’ve Had an MVA

By : mediagurl on : May 5, 2015

            If you have had a Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA for short), you may be unsure how you can get the physiotherapy care you need. Here are the steps to take to begin your recovery …

Simple Tips to Protect Your Knees & Back While Gardening

By : mediagurl on : April 27, 2015

Following a long and cold winter, we always enjoy the arrival of spring and summer, and the opportunity to enjoy seasonal outdoor activities again.   Gardening is a great way to enjoy the nice weather, while maintaining joint flexibility, range …

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction & Physiotherapy

By : mediagurl on : April 17, 2015

Did you know there are physiotherapists who specialize in treating pelvic floor dysfunction? Your physiotherapist here at LifeSpring can help determine if you would benefit from seeing one of these specialists, and can refer you as needed. The following article …

ACL Prevention in Soccer Players

By : mediagurl on : April 11, 2015

What is the ACL? The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (or ACL) is one of the main stabilizing ligaments in the knee preventing the shin from translating forward under the thigh bone. It provides rotational stability which is important in sports where …

Transition Tips for Taking It Back Outdoors

By : mediagurl on : March 30, 2015

For some parts of Canada (sorry East Coast), winter and the cold, cold weather are on their way out. While many people have been brave enough to venture outside to keep fit, others preferred to migrate inside for the winter to …

Nordic Pole Walking

By : mediagurl on : March 23, 2015

With the return of spring comes the desire to head back outdoors. One of Canada’s newest trends, but one which has been taking Europe by storm for several decades, is Nordic Poling, or Nordic Pole Walking (NPW), a great way to …