Kamloops Physiotherapy Blog

Workout Routine Tips

In the pursuit of a healthier lifestyle, building an effective workout routine is crucial. Follow these tips to enhance your fitness experience and minimize your risk of injuries. Warm-up A warmup is a great way to get your body and your mind in the mood for working...

Rotator Cuff – a Shoulder Stabilizer

Many people have heard of the Rotator Cuff (often mistakenly called the Rotator Cup).  Most know that it has something to do with the shoulder, but what is it?? The Rotator Cuff is composed of 4 small muscles in the shoulder. They are the deepest muscles of the...

Understanding Snowshoeing Injuries

Snowshoeing is a great way to get outside and enjoy the winter in a relatively safe way! My son and I love getting out with the snowshoes for a bit with the carry pack! Despite seeming like a safe sport (one of the safest winter sports), snowshoeing injuries can...

Skiing Injury Prevention

After a slow start to Winter, the snow continues to fall this January and you are probably eager to get back onto the ski hill. If you have experienced an injury in the past and are nervous about getting back on your skis, here are some guidelines and tools you can...

Winter Sports Warm-up

Whether you’re hitting the slopes, strapping on your ice skates, or getting ready for your weekly curling night, a proper warm-up is crucial to ensure your body is ready for the demands of whatever your chosen activity is. In this blog, we explore the importance of a...

Snow Shoveling Tips

Well it finally happened.... It SNOWED! Which means I had to shovel… As did many others in Kamloops. I see many people come into the clinic this time of year after the first few bigger snow falls because their back is sore or they 'tweak' it shoveling. Let me give you...

Dizziness vs Vertigo

Dizziness is a common condition that becomes more prevalent with aging. It can have many causes including age, but inner ear disorders, neck dysfunction, medication side effects, and cardiovascular issues are a few factors that can also cause dizziness symptoms. Do...

ACL Injury Prevention in Skiing

How do YOU protect your KNEES when skiing?!? As the air gets cooler our thoughts slowly shift to the upcoming ski season! With any sport comes risk, but when venturing onto the slopes, most of us know that skiing comes with an increased risk of ACL injuries.  The ACL...

Concussions – Part II

OH NO! You bonked your head! Now you have a concussion… Did you know that concussions in kids is one of the few injuries that typically takes LONGER to get better than in adults? Most kids concussions get better on their own within 6 weeks, while most adult...

Concussions

School is back in session! That means school sports are starting to ramp up. Sport-related concussions are common injuries, especially in contact and limited contact sports. In this blog I was hoping to highlight how you can identify a potential concussion, how to...