Macdonell Family

PHYSIO TALK: TALKING TENNIS ELBOW

PHYSIO TALK: TALKING TENNIS ELBOW Talking Tennis Elbow! Get a grip!! Talking: Tennis Elbow Summer is finally here! Warm, sunny weather brings everyone outside to enjoy their favorite racket sports. Unfortunately for some, it can also bring on nagging elbow pain! Pain around the bony bump on the outside of your elbow (lateral epicondylitis if we’re […]

PHYSIO TALK: TALKING BACKPACKS!

PHYSIO TALK: TALKING BACKPACKS! Physio Talk- Talking Backpacks BACK to SCHOOL Doesn’t Have to be Painful! Talking: Backpacks  Fall is here and that means back to school! Before you run out to get that must have trendy backpack here are some considerations to help you choose the right backpack for your child and keep them […]

GOT PINK? OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

GOT PINK? OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH Did you know October is breast cancer awareness month?  According to the Canadian Cancer Society, every day this past year, an estimated 75 Canadians heard the life-changing words, “You have breast cancer”. Even though more individuals are now surviving a breast cancer diagnosis, it remains the most […]

BRRR IT’S COLD OUT! TALKING: FROZEN SHOULDER

BRRR IT’S COLD OUT! TALKING: FROZEN SHOULDER Talking: Frozen Shoulder Frozen shoulder, or adhesive capsulitis if we’re being fancy, is a gradual, painful condition resulting in a loss of motion of the shoulder joint. This condition gets its chilly name because the increase in pain often causes the individual to use their arm/shoulder less. This lack of […]

CAN YOU DIG IT?- TALKING SAFE SHOVELING

CAN YOU DIG IT?- TALKING SAFE SHOVELING Physio Talk : Talking Safe Shoveling No Bones About It  Physio Talk!  Can You Dig It? Talking: Safe Shoveling Winter season is upon us and it’s time to grab the shovels and prepare for the return of the white stuff. While we’re all dreaming of a white Christmas, […]

IT’S ALL IN THE WRIST! TALKING: BROKEN WRIST

IT’S ALL IN THE WRIST! TALKING: BROKEN WRIST It’s that time of year when slips, trips and falls become more common, and in some unfortunate cases these can result in a wrist fracture – a fancy name for a “broken wrist”. Wrist fractures will either be treated with surgery, using pins to hold the bones […]

DOES MY BABY NEED PHYSIO? TALKING: TORTICOLLIS

DOES MY BABY NEED PHYSIO? TALKING: TORTICOLLIS Torticollis is a condition where the neck muscles become shorter on one side than the other. It will cause your baby’s head to be pulled towards the shoulder on the tight side, and their chin may turn away to the opposite side. As babies are placed on their […]

IS WORKING FROM HOME GIVING YOU PAIN? TALKING: ERGONOMICS

IS WORKING FROM HOME GIVING YOU PAIN? TALKING: ERGONOMICS Many individuals working from home in “make shift” office set ups (and even those in actual office environments) are experiencing more chronic neck and back pain, headaches, achy joints and even tendonitis (inflammation of the tendons where the muscle attaches to the bone). Many of these […]

THE CUP RUNNETH OVER! TALKING: CUPPING THERAPY

THE CUP RUNNETH OVER! TALKING: CUPPING THERAPY Cupping is a type of alternative therapy that involves placing cups on the skin to create suction. The suction is thought to improve the flow of energy in the body and facilitate healing. Cupping also increases blood circulation and stretches underlying tissues in the area where the cups […]

CHEW ON THIS! TALKING: TMD/JAW DISORDERS

CHEW ON THIS! TALKING: TMD/JAW DISORDERS   The temporomandibular (tem-puh-roe-man-DIB-u-lur) joint (TMJ) acts like a sliding hinge, connecting your lower jaw to your skull just in front of your ear. Injury to the jaw, such as a heavy blow or whiplash, can lead to temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD). Other Causes of TMD May Include:  Grinding […]