Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is physio (physiotherapy)? It is the application of exercise, education, and empowerment to facilitate the healing process in patients. Physiotherapists work with people of all ages through pain, injury, neurological and cardiorespiratory conditions. Like no other medical profession we promote health living through exercise, nutrition, sleep and stress management. We strive to be experts in exercise prescription and injury management. Why do you work as physiotherapist? I love promoting exercise as medicine. The body [...]

By | 2018-12-05T17:28:40+00:00 November 27th, 2018|My thoughts|0 Comments

Micro blog: working at love

Working at love, a book by Sharon Salzburg. This week I listened to the 10% happier podcast with Sharon Salzburg. The messaging from her book, Real Love struck a chord as it aligned with other messages I was hearing. We all go through ups and downs in our relationships, our work., our lives. This past month I was reminded of the importance of action. Everything we do - work, relationships, love, and happiness take practice, [...]

By | 2018-11-08T03:18:33+00:00 November 8th, 2018|My thoughts, Physiotherapy|0 Comments

Your October Monthly Dose

By | 2018-10-31T18:46:26+00:00 October 31st, 2018|My thoughts|0 Comments

The need for physiotherapy to champion exercise

The roots of Physiotherapy were planted during world war I and II. We strengthened, encouraged and taught people to move again following injury. Since this time there has been a slow transition towards more passive treatments and pain eradication. I think the time has come for us to refocus our attention on how the simple, but incredibly dynamic, tool of exercise can get more people moving, with less pain and better health. Although more and [...]

By | 2018-10-29T16:15:21+00:00 October 29th, 2018|My thoughts, Physiotherapy|0 Comments

A response to the CPA acupuncture article.

I always read the CPA magazine because it is important to stay abreast of what our professional organization is discussing, implementing and supporting. I was disappointed in the recent edition (Oct 2018, promoting the value of physiotherapy) when I read a feature article on acupuncture. As a profession we claim to be evidence based and to offer best practice to our communities, yet this article was wrought with opinion, poorly supported and overly simplistic. I [...]

By | 2018-10-16T17:50:53+00:00 October 16th, 2018|My thoughts|0 Comments

Your September Monthly Dose

By | 2018-10-31T18:50:19+00:00 September 15th, 2018|My thoughts|0 Comments

Squash training: pre-season preparation

We have still have some great weeks of summer ahead but the start to squash season is now just six weeks away. Hopefully if you followed my last blog you started doing a few weights in July to build up your strength for the season. As I stressed in the prior blog, although strength is important it does not replace running, ghosting, and hitting lots of squash balls! In the end, the key to performance [...]

By | 2018-08-20T20:37:08+00:00 August 20th, 2018|My thoughts|0 Comments

Your August Monthly Dose

By | 2018-10-31T18:55:37+00:00 August 16th, 2018|My thoughts|0 Comments

Your July Monthly Dose

By | 2018-10-31T18:54:20+00:00 July 15th, 2018|My thoughts|0 Comments

Your June Monthly Dose

Health comes in many forms. By understanding what matters most and engaging in your health I believe you can live a full life. Exercise: run, run, run your way to healthy knees:) But wait I thought all that pounding was bad for your knees?? This was the narrative for many years. Running was bad for your knees and if they hurt you should do something else. Like most things in life it is still a balance. In [...]

By | 2018-10-31T18:55:14+00:00 June 15th, 2018|My thoughts|0 Comments