Burrard Physios at Work Ep. 2- Featuring Alice Podmore

In this week’s episode we chat with Alice Podmore, Burrard Physio’s only certified Sport Physiotherapist. Alice chats to us about her experience working with athletes across a variety of sports.  She talks about her love for sport and gives us an in depth look at some of the concussion testing she does with her athletes. […]

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Sending Shockwaves To Promote Healing

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There are only a few clinics in downtown Vancouver that offer Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) and Burrard Physiotherapy is one of them! What is Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy? Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (or Shockwave Therapy) was originally used in medicine in the 1980s.  Initially the high focused energies were used to break up kidney stones and gall […]

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Burrard Physios At Work Ep.1

In this week’s episode, our first ever podcast, we sat down with our own Thomas Zhou! Thomas is the physiotherapist who does Bike Fits at Burrard.  We talk a little bit about Thomas’ background, who a bike fit is appropriate for, and an overview of a bike fit session. Enjoy!  If you have any feedback […]

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Getting to the bottom of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

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What is pelvic floor dysfunction? The pelvic floor is a group of muscles connecting the pubic bone, coccyx (tail bone) and the pelvis. This group of muscles has three functions: 1. Supportive- supports the bladder and urethra, the rectum and in women, the vagina and uterus and in men, the prostate. 2. Sphincteric- these muscles […]

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Kicking the pain from ankle sprains

Here at Burrard Physiotherapy, we see a lot of ankle sprains.  Whether you’ve rolled it in the streets of downtown Vancouver or on the playing field, ankle sprains are among the most common of all musculoskeletal injuries.  They can be immediately incapacitating and can quickly develop into the chronic weak ankle, the nemesis of sports […]

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Right down to the core…

Injury prevention comes from proper preparation prior to activity.  That preparation should include balanced power and flexibility in the limbs coupled with a well controlled trunk. Stabilizing the trunk and pelvis provides a solid grounding to generate power from the limbs and safely load the spine.  Today we are going to look at the “core”: […]

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ACL Tears- What you need to know

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Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, Burrard Physiotherapy is the service you can trust when rehabilitating your ACL injury.  Today we are going to give you a brief outline of what an ACL injury is and outline how the therapists at Burrard Physiotherapy will help rehab the injury.   Definition  An anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) […]

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IMS vs Acupuncture- What’s the difference?

With healthcare techniques and treatment options constantly changing and growing  there has been a lot of buzz lately around what the difference between Acupuncture and Dry needling /IMS  is,  and which treatment option to reach for and when. Acupuncture is used for a wide variety of medical conditions. The main philosophy is that the body […]

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What you should know about Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain. It involves inflammation and micro trauma to a thick band of facia that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes. Plantar fasciitis causes pain that can occur with your first few steps in the morning; but as you […]

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