Direct Billing Announcement

If you have insurance coverage I now bill the insurance companies directly. Just bring your policy and ID number and I file the claim. If there is a residual I will charge the remainder to your credit card. It means one less step for you. I take insurance claims for Pacific Blue Cross, Great West Life, Sun Life, and many other major insurance providers. I hope this new service makes a difference to your experience [...]

By | 2018-12-05T17:30:10+00:00 November 20th, 2018|Physiotherapy|0 Comments

Osteoarthritis blog testimonial

“Physio Dave has dramatically improved my ability to walk and stand by developing a safe and effective program for my severe knee arthritis. His simple gym exercises have allowed me to safely recover a great deal of leg strength I thought I had lost forever. I now have much greater mobility both with and without my knee brace, and feel grateful to Dave for his expert help every time I play golf, go for a [...]

By | 2018-11-09T21:39:12+00:00 November 9th, 2018|Physiotherapy|0 Comments

A Physio’s journey through femoral acetabular impingement syndrome

I went through an intense bout of hip pain in late July, early August 2018. I had been off the squash court for a 6 weeks and was spending more time in the gym, running hills and doing solo hitting. The pain came on after a particularly hard match where I extended into the back corner. I have had groin strains in the past but this was unique. I did an assessment on myself and [...]

By | 2018-11-09T21:12:44+00:00 November 8th, 2018|Education, Physiotherapy|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

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

Why you will benefit from coaching and accountability

I am physiotherapist and exercise coach. I help people recover from injury and help people maintain there health through regularly exercise. We have all experienced the struggles of sticking to a plan. Over time motivation to exercise decreases and the effort becomes increasingly difficult. One way to deal with a decrease in motivation is to increase your ability to complete the task. A coach, who keeps you accountable, who checks in with you, and who [...]

By | 2018-10-03T17:05:04+00:00 October 3rd, 2018|Physiotherapy|0 Comments

Rehab and pain education for youth athletes

Education on injury and pain can vary from clinician to clinician, but it shouldn’t. Healthcare clinicians have a duty to be up to date with the latest research, educational tools, and clinical guidelines. In the same breath we also need to adapt as new information comes to light. I think one of the most important components of my treatment is offering quality evidence based education. In Canada we tend to think of treatment as massage, [...]

By | 2018-10-02T23:13:32+00:00 September 25th, 2018|Education, Physiotherapy|0 Comments

What is Cognitive Functional Therapy

My viewpoint of Cognitive Functional Therapy. Cognitive Functional Therapy (CFT) is the combination of bio-pyschosocial care (not bio-medical), cognitive behavioural therapy, motivational interviewing and exercise. It is a comprehensive and sound therapy model:) The model has been proposed and developed by Peter O’Sullivan. He created the model primarily for chronic low back pain but I see commonalities in the CFT approach with those of Jeremy Lewis, Adam Meakins, Greg Lehman, Bahram Jam, Sandy Hilton, and [...]

By | 2018-07-11T21:25:51+00:00 July 10th, 2018|Education, Physiotherapy|0 Comments

Why you don’t need manipulation, massage or mobilizations to be a good physio.

In this blog I argue that even under the guise of a good scientific explanation manual therapy (massage, manipulation, ART, fascial release) should be used sparingly, if at all. The blog is written in a question and answer format as I think this best illustrates my counter arguments. I don’t want to be in a fight with “manual therapists” as I know awesome, respectable therapists who use these techniques. I do however, think it is [...]

By | 2018-05-24T18:54:20+00:00 May 24th, 2018|My thoughts, Physiotherapy|0 Comments

Sport Injuries: Low back pain.

Back pain inflicts western society more than any other disability. It is a huge burden on our system and sadly it is a largely manageable and preventable injury. Why has it become so out of control? There are appear to be numerous factors contributing to the ballooning costs (not in any order of importance). We assume a simple cause and effect but multiple factors are often at play. A bio-pyschosocial approach is more comprehensive and [...]

By | 2018-06-07T02:38:18+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|Education, Physiotherapy|0 Comments