Sciatic Nerve Pain

Sciatic symptoms can include lower back, hip, and leg pain. Numbness, tingling, or weakness in the buttock, leg, and foot. The sciatic nerve originates from your lower back, so even though you are having pain down the back of your leg, the issue could be coming from your back. Our Physiotherapists regularly treat sciatic nerve pain with excellent results. We will do a full assessment to determine the cause of your pain, as well as a comprehensive treatment which may […]

Tennis Elbow – What Can Be Done?

Having pain around the outside of your elbow? It’s possible that you might have tennis elbow. What’s that? You don’t play tennis? It’s very common for this to occur even in people who don’t play tennis, or any other sport for that matter. It can be caused by any repetitive movement requiring extension of your wrist. The proper term for this condition is lateral epicondylitis. So what is tennis elbow anyways? Tennis elbow is the inflammation of the tendons on […]

All About Your Hip Flexors!

What Are Hip Flexors? Your hip flexors are a muscle group comprised of several muscles that cross the front of the hip. They are engaged when you bring your knee up towards your torso. Although there are numerous muscles that contribute to this movement, the ones shown in anatomy photo below are the main movers. If your hip flexors become injured or irritated, you may experience pain into your groin, top of your thigh, abdomen or even into your back. […]

Back Pain and Physiotherapy

Back pain is super common, affecting over 80% of Canadians at some point in their life. That’s right, its likely that you will have an episode of back pain at some point in your life. But fear not! Most episodes of back pain do not cause lasting pain or dysfunction, you will be back to good in no time! Back pain can be mild, severe or debilitating. Symptoms may include pain in the back itself or pain that radiates to the […]

Plantar Fasciitis and Physical Therapy

What the heck is plantar fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis (“PLAN-ter fash-ee-EYE-tus”) is one of the most common foot conditions that may cause you heel pain. If you break the word down, the suffix ‘itis’ means inflammation, so plantar fasciitis means inflammation of your plantar fascia. Your plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue (ligament) that starts at the bottom of your heel and connects to the ball of your foot. If this happens to get angry or irritated, it may […]