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Q35:

What are the benefits of Clinical Pilates Physiotherapy for athletes? 

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Q34:

How can I still keep running during this winter season without getting hurt?

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Q33:

I am so not used to this new Vancouver icy weather. I have hit the deck a few times this season, which has lead to some unexpected injuries. Do you have any tips for walking on ice to keep us safe this winter? 

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Q32:

Can physiotherapy help Achilles Tendinopathy?

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Q31:

Should I apply heat or ice to an injury? 

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Q30:

What are some of the best hikes to take in Vancouver this summer to get my body moving? 

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Q28:

I have cancer and am currently going through treatment. Is it safe for me to exercise?

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Q27:

Why is it important to cool down or warm-up before exercising?

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Q26:

Is cracking your back or knuckles bad for you and what happens when a joint cracks? 

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Q25:

After 6 weeks of having an anterior shoulder dislocation,  would you suggest going back to lifting weights (powerlifter), and if so, is there any reccomendations of lifts that I should avoid for my life

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Q24:

Are hiking poles beneficial for hiking? What about walking poles?

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Q23:

How do I keep my back safe when I am gardening?

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Q22:

After having a baby I sometimes leak a little when I’m exercising or if I sneeze. Will this fix itself on its own over time or is it something physio can help?

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Q21:

Do you have any tips for running safely in the winter?

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Q20:

All this rainy Vancouver weather has really made it difficult for me to get outside and practice my normal excerise routine. I am tired of the treadmill and elepitical. I need some fun ideas to get my body moving during this rainy season? Any suggestions? 

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Q19:

I fell playing dodgeball just over a week ago and hurt my ankle and heel. I have been to the hospital and they are not sure if it is fractured but they put me in a cast boot and recommended I get physio to prevent future problems with my heel. My foot movement is very limited and sore to walk on. Should I go back to a doctor or physio? I am a very active person and want to be able to get back to my activites as soon as I can.  

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Q18:

I have pain in the back of my right knee when bending/kneeling and putting weight on it.  is this an injury that physio can help with?

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Q17:

My arms fall asleep at night as if the circulation has been cut off.  What could be causing this? 

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Q16:

I find it so hard to stay motivated to exercise during Vancouver's fall/winter. It is so cold and wet.  Any suggestions on fun ways to break a sweat indoors? I get bored at the gym.

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Q15:

I recently strained my neck and upper back.  I have been going to massage therapy and have returned to work on a part time basis (I do gardening/landscaping) but I'm not 100% yet.  Wondering if physio would help or is the exercise involved in my line of work enough?

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Q14:

I had a skiing injury, which resulted in a suspected undisplaced transverse fracture of the sacrum. Can physiotherapy help me? I am waiting for a CT scan to confirm.  

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Q13:

I sprained my ankle about 10 days ago while out of the country. Not fractured. Now that I am home, how can I maximize recovery? Should I see a physio?  

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Q12:

I've developed a lack of mobility and pain in my left wrist, that only became apparent when trying to perform push-ups. I am right-handed and have a desk job, and haven't traumatized the wrist (to the best of my knowledge) to warrant a sudden issue. Would physio be able to diagnose or help correct my issue?  

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Q11:

I dislocated my shoulder 4 months ago and haven't received any care for it or worked out with it since then.  I am 22 years old, healthy, and they told me the shoulder wasnt too badly damaged but I still have trouble sleeping with it over my head and sudden movement can cause slight pain and discomfort. I was wondering if it is too late for physio? Have I done myself in by not getting any help earlier?  

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Q10:

I'm 18 years old and I have scoliosis.  My family doctor wants me to visit a physiotherapist regarding the pain I have in my lower back. I'm not very familiar with physiotherapy so I wanted to know a little bit more about it and what would I be expecting and how treatment would work.              

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Q9:

I have a sore elbow that seems to be getting worse. What would you recommend?   

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Q8:

I have developed pain, sensitivities and intense muscle tightness throughout my groin and lower abdominal area. I am a 28 year old avid recreational cyclist and believe this may be a result of strains from the sport. I went through a bout of this two years ago and the only the option that helped was a couple months of rest. I'm at my wits end and need some help so I can stay active. Who can I talk to?  

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Q7:

I have terribly tense and sore shoulders and back. I sit down all day at work and towards the end of the day it becomes really uncomfortable.  Would this be something you could help me with?  

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Q6:

Do you work with TMJ?  

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Q5:

I Have had a few bad sprains in my 60 years. Currently suffering with a sore foot/ankle due to "torquing" when completing my golf swing. I golf from the right side and my left foot dislikes the experience. Is there anything I could do to lessen the soreness or eliminate it? I do ice it if required.   

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Q4:

I felt a pull in my upper quad area after doing some lunges a few days ago - I went to practice soccer and when I kicked the ball and ran and stopped there is a lot of pain in the upper quad/groin area - Does this just need rest or would a physio benefit?  It doesn't hurt when I walk but currently there is a dull pain present.  

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Q3:

I have somewhat chronic lower back pain - some days are worse than others. I work standing up and do a lot of walking, what is the best course of action?   

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Q2:

I have been diagnosed with Osgood Schlatter disease and I've had it chronically for more than 10 years. My knees have always been turned inward.  Last week, I hurt my knee/shin area playing soccer. What is the best course of action for these separate issues? Could they be related?  

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Q1:

When I’m swimming free-style laps my lower back hurts. To counter, I use a float between my legs hence no exercise for the lower body. Is it simply a matter of possibly weak abs/obliques?  

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