Why Doctors Underprescribe Physiotherapy

According to a variety of sources under the U.S. National Institutes of Health, between 50 and 100 million adults suffer from chronic pain. And the Canadian Community Health Survey reports about 1 in 10 Canadians aged 14-44 also experience chronic pain.   Typically, the first place people go to seek diagnosis and treatment for chronic [...]

Why Doctors Underprescribe Physiotherapy2018-11-29T15:11:09+00:00

The advantages of physiotherapy for pre-surgical and post-surgical patients

Physiotherapy For Pre-surgical and Post-surgical Patients The ideal time to begin physiotherapy is before an orthopedic procedure, not after.  Research evidence suggests that physiotherapy intervention before orthopedic procedures such as joint replacement “aids the postoperative (functional) recovery” of some patients.* More specifically, clinicians interviewed by this writer report that orthopedic procedure patients recover more quickly [...]

The advantages of physiotherapy for pre-surgical and post-surgical patients2018-11-28T12:53:16+00:00

The Difference Between Chiropractic and Physiotherapy

What's the difference between chiropractic and physiotherapy? Ever since the first reported chiropractic manipulation was performed by Daniel Palmer in 1895, the field of physical medicine has been split into two competing schools of thought for treating common back pain. But today both chiropractors and physiotherapists are professional healthcare providers working side-by-side to aid patients [...]

The Difference Between Chiropractic and Physiotherapy2018-11-28T15:04:19+00:00

Fit Camp, Fitbody, Fit Price

Fitbody Boot Camp - A Fitness Program That Keeps You Coming Back Fitness Classes Surrey, BC If your serious about fitness, you know the number one challenge is staying motivated. It's easy to get into a rut, skip classes, or plateau with your conditioning. When that happens, you probably sit there in your [...]

Fit Camp, Fitbody, Fit Price2018-09-05T17:32:30+00:00

Spinal Decompression Versus Traction – What’s The Difference?

Pain Relief For A Bulging or Herniated Disc About Spinal Decompression  If you have persistent back pain, especially low back pain, you have probably heard the terms traction and spinal decompression. Patients ask us all the time if we "do traction or spinal decompression." That may be due to the widespread impression that [...]

Spinal Decompression Versus Traction – What’s The Difference?2018-09-05T17:30:31+00:00

Can You Exercise With A Bad Back?

Let’s talk about exercising and back pain… Last week one of my patients asked me a question… And it’s one that always gets asked, no matter the time of year! “Is it ok to exercise when my back is hurting? I’ve just got into a good routine sticking to the gym and working out three [...]

Can You Exercise With A Bad Back?2018-09-04T18:45:40+00:00

5 Great Things To Do In Surrey If You Didn’t Have Back Pain

British Columbia is home to many picturesque places and fun things to do. From beautiful scenery on walks and hikes to shopping and beaches. We really do have it all. Living in Surrey means we can walk along sandy beaches, explore the areas past and hike through trails filled with natural beauty. But, if you’ve [...]

5 Great Things To Do In Surrey If You Didn’t Have Back Pain2018-09-04T20:23:50+00:00

Everyday Activities That Can Count As Exercise

A client said this to me last week: “I wish I could go to the gym but it’s difficult to find the time! Are there things we can do everyday (without going to the gym), that count as good exercise? I don’t always want to go to the gym and the thought of going for [...]

Everyday Activities That Can Count As Exercise2018-09-04T19:52:34+00:00

Stopping Stress From Getting In The Way Of Your Health Goals

The other day I was out in Surrey for a coffee, and overheard a conversation on the table next to me between two women with newborns and it went like this: FRIEND 1: “Wouldn’t it be nice to have 5 minutes to yourself?” FRIEND 2: “I’d love it, but I just don’t have the time. [...]

Stopping Stress From Getting In The Way Of Your Health Goals2018-09-04T19:53:19+00:00

Why Chocolate Can Actually Be Good For You

Yes, you read the blog title right... Chocolate CAN actually be good for you, and has plenty of health benefits too - so you don't have to beat yourself up! Of course, there's a reason doctors and health professionals aren't telling you to go to the nearest store and stock up on as much Hershey's [...]

Why Chocolate Can Actually Be Good For You2018-09-04T19:53:36+00:00