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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

Burrard Physiotherapy

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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Buyer Beware: Tips for Buying a Used Bike

With the summer weather heating up, many more cyclists are taking to the pavement for weekend rides or daily commutes. If you are a new cyclist or just getting back on the saddle after a long sabbatical, this may mean that you are in the market to buy a new bike. If you’re just getting […]

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How Can Physiotherapy Help You?

See the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia’s highlights below for how physio can help you :  Physiotherapy is a holistic approach to healthcare lead by practitioners dedicated to working with people to maximize their ability to move and function throughout their life. In British Columbia, you can see a physiotherapist without a doctor’s referral. Specifically, […]

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Get a Grip! 3 Tips for your Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow is a repetitive strain injury that effects many labourers, office workers, and athletes- not just the ones playing the racket sports!  If your physiotherapist suspects you have a tennis elbow then they may use many tools to help you recover, including: Soft tissue mobilization, IMS, and electromodalities. However it is also important to […]

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