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Welcome to our Blog at First Line Physiotherapy! Keeping our community informed and engaged is a high priority. In our blog, you can find regular posts about useful exercises and information about common conditions. Also, you’ll see updates about First Line Physiotherapy and our team, common questions and answers, and much more! Be sure to follow First Line Physiotherapy on all of our social media pages (found in the toolbar above). We update our blog regularly, but these platforms are updated daily with new content and useful tips. 

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Shoulder Pendulum

Shoulder Pendulum

The shoulder pendulum is a simple shoulder exercise that requires no equipment. As a result, it is a great low-level exercise many different people can perform. It can be helpful for allowing muscles in the shoulder and rotator cuff to relax. It is called the shoulder...

Frozen Shoulder

Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder (also known as adhesive capsulitis) is an ‘idiopathic’ condition, which means that it has no known cause. It usually occurs between the ages of 40-60 and is more common in women than in men. Those with diabetes, thyroid disease, and/or who have...

Child’s Pose: A Lower Back Stretch

Child’s Pose: A Lower Back Stretch

Child’s pose is a position often used in Yoga. It is an appropriate movement for beginners and can be done by most people without any formal Yoga training. In physiotherapy, this exercise is great for stretching and relaxing your lower back and hips. Who should do...

WSIB & The Day of Mourning

WSIB & The Day of Mourning

What is the Day of Mourning? The Day of Mourning (a.k.a. Worker’s Memorial Day) is a day established by the Canadian Labour Congress to help honour those who have been killed, injured, or made ill in the workplace. Each year, on April 28, we remember those individuals...

Working From Home: 3 Underrated Tips

Working From Home: 3 Underrated Tips

For the past year, many people have been working from home. As a physiotherapist, I have had the opportunity to discuss the impact this has had with many people. Some have enjoyed the change, and others are quite eager to get back to the office. For everyone though, a...

Calf Stretch – Home Exercise Blog

Calf Stretch – Home Exercise Blog

Tight calves can contribute to many injuries involving the foot, ankle, knee, and hip. For this reason, making sure that these muscles are flexible is a great way to help prevent and rehabilitate injuries. There are two major muscles on the back of our lower leg, and...

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis

What Is Plantar Fasciitis?        Plantar fasciitis is a condition that involves inflammation of the tissue on the underside of your foot. This thick band of tissue is called the plantar fascia. It is a strong tissue that functions to support your arch and extends all...

Home Exercise Series: Forearm Stretch for Tennis Elbow

Home Exercise Series: Forearm Stretch for Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow is also known as lateral epicondylitis. It typically involves pain at, and surrounding, the bone towards the outside of your elbow. When trying to recover from a tennis elbow injury, there are a number of treatments and exercises that can be helpful. This...

Q&A: “Can I Stop Wearing My Wrist Brace?”

Q&A: “Can I Stop Wearing My Wrist Brace?”

       Recently I have been seeing a client who is nearing the end of their recovery from a wrist injury. Since their injury, they had been wearing a wrist brace in their day-to-day life in order to assist with function at work and with other activities in their...

Home Exercise Series: Glute Bridge

Home Exercise Series: Glute Bridge

       The glute bridge is a fantastic exercise that targets a number of important muscle groups, and if done correctly, is great for engaging your core, glutes (which are important for extending your hips), and your quads (which are important for extending your...

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Disclaimer

The information in these blog posts are not to be taken as personal medical advice. Additionally, before attempting any of the exercises or routines found above, it is important to consult a health professional. Please speak with your physiotherapist, massage therapist, or physician. These individuals will help you to better understand if the information found in these articles are appropriate for you. If you attempt any of the above suggestions without explicit recommendation by a health professional, you are doing so at your own risk. Should this result in unwanted pain, injury, or dysfunction, we recommend that you seek immediate medical attention.