Understanding Headaches

Zili Acupuncture, Physiotherapy

Headaches are an almost universal experience, but not well understood. There are many types of headaches and different causes to them. Let’s explore some of the more common types of headaches to understand why sometimes we have them and in the next blog, how they are managed.   Primary Headaches Primary headaches, as classified by the International Headache Society, are …

Understanding Acupuncture

Zili Acupuncture

What is acupuncture? You may have heard of it from a friend, or even received acupuncture from a practitioner yourself. It is a versatile tool used by not only Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) professionals, but also physiotherapists and doctors to treat a variety of symptoms and conditions. It is a powerful modality and extremely versatile in its applications, yet surprisingly …

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Kinesio Tape – Is it for you?

Zili Kinesio Taping

You may have seen a friend coming out of a physiotherapy clinic sporting colourful bands of tape on their arms or legs, and have wondered just what that tape (commonly called Kinesis Tape) does. While they can certainly be aesthetically pleasing to look at (in a futuristic, bionic-man kind of way), the Kinesio Tape – or K-Tape for short – …

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Shoulder Pain Treatment: Shoulder Impingement P2

Kim Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists are very well equipped with knowledge and experience to provide conservative shoulder pain treatment from shoulder impingement syndrome and treating the injured structures and more importantly, addressing the underlying cause of your shoulder pain. Shoulder impingement syndrome or rotator cuff impingement is one of the most common causes of shoulder pain and understanding shoulder anatomy and how this pathology …

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Causes of shoulder pain: Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

Kim Physiotherapy, Sports Injury

Shoulder pain is very common, and shoulder impingement syndrome is one of the usual suspects, so common in fact that 20% of the population will have symptoms sometime in their lifetime. This condition is also known as Rotator Cuff Impingement. Shoulder pain can be over the deltoid muscle region of the shoulder, and can refer down the side of arm. …

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What to expect from an RMT?

Van Sports Physio Healing, Registered Massage Therapy

Receiving a massage ranks up there for many people as one of the greatest joys in life. For others, it is a painful yet necessary treatment to fix a problem in the body. If you haven’t been for a massage with a registered massage therapist (RMT) before, you might be wondering which category you fit into — someone who loves …

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When To Start Physio After A Broken Ankle

Van Sports Physio Physiotherapy

No one should wish the pain and inconvenience of a broken ankle on anyone, even their worst enemy. Whether it is from a fall, accident or sports injury, a broken ankle is incredibly painful and there is a long road to full recovery. From our downtown Vancouver treatment centre, we’ve helped many people heal from ankle injuries. Broken ankles occur …

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What Can I Expect From Physiotherapy?

Van Sports Physio Physiotherapy

In our clinic, we’ve seen many people that have injured or damaged their bodies when they were young who have finally become tired of taking the creaking and the aching as just a part of life. We also see people with fresh injuries who want to heal as quickly as possible and are looking for a program to help the …

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Runners Knee

Van Sports Physio Injuries

Running is a hobby (or sport, depending on who you ask) like no other — it’s a great way to stay in shape and see the world, it’s free to do and it brings together many likeminded people. Running, for the most part, is also safe and easy, but, if you’re not careful, it can lead to injury and cause …

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What To Eat Before A Workout?

Van Sports Physio Tips, Workouts

In Vancouver, it seems like there is a new workout trend or diet, or combination of both, so often that it’s almost a workout trying to keep up with it all. We each have different ideas about what a healthy body and workout routine is, so it can be overwhelming trying to incorporate all the information into our lives. But …