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Whiplash or Back Injury In A Car Accident

A car accident is like an earthquake… it can bring an abrupt stop to your active life. An abrupt stop in the form of whiplash or a back injury. And, you have to say bye-bye to your active life, sometimes you end up on bed rest…

Spinal Decompression Versus Traction – What’s The Difference?

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 old-school traction is…

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…

The advantages of 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…

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…