The second wave of coronavirus (COVID-19) is upon us. Here is Embodia's updated resource blog for physiotherapists, clinicians, and clinic owners. Current and relevant resources for Ontario, Canada, and the world. We've also added a dose of humour and art to help you keep your sanity amidst these challenging times. Stay healthy, stay safe, stay sane.
Do you use manual therapy in your rehabilitative healthcare practice? Do your patients sing the praises of your magical hands? Or do you worry that you don't have that special magic touch? In this blog, Diane Jacobs founder of Dermoneuromodulating (DNM) talks to us about DNM, shares some interesting insights, and answers a complex question. Will she alter some of your views on manual therapy?
As a rehabilitation practitioner do you use Acceptance Commitment Therapy in your rehabilitative healthcare practice? Or do you use pain education? Or do you instead opt for physical or manual therapy alone? This blog will tell you more about each of these practices, their differences, how they can improve your practice, and what the research is saying.
In this blog, we will provide you with a basic overview of common Electrophysical Agents (EPAs), including what they are, what they are used for, as well as their parameters and contraindications. There is a chart included at the end of this blog with a summary of parameters for common EPAs.
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) is a condition in which nerves or blood vessels that supply the upper limb become compressed in the neck near the first rib. In this blog we'll review major risk factors, the role physiotherapists have in treating TOS and how to tailor your program to reflect your unique clinical presentation..
With an ageing population, it is not uncommon to have an individual diagnosed with Osteoporosis or Osteopenia. In 2009, approximately 10% of Canadians over the age of 40 had Osteoporosis. In this blog, we will discuss the causes, risk factors and treatment options for Osteoporosis and Osteopenia to better equip you to answer these questions and manage your patient’s condition.
Could you have bad vagal tone? Could your clients have it? Check out this blog in which Dr. Ginger Garner, physiotherapist and founder of the Living Well Institute lets us know. Dr. Garner talks about the importance of the vagus nerve, the polyvagal theory, how to find your sacred space, and nervous system hacks for a better life. This is really important stuff!
In Canada, 20-30% of seniors living in the community fall each year. This blog will provide you with falls prevention strategies to help you educate your patients on how to prevent falls, and information on exercise-based falls prevention programs.
Do your fit clients often come to see you with injuries? As a rehabilitative professional it is essential to provide our clients with real solutions, not mere bandaid ones. Unlock the power of posture to prevent and treat your clients' injuries and enhance the performance of your athletes today.
In this blog, we will compare and contrast some of the most common forms of arthritis; Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Spondyloarthritis, including their causes, symptoms, and management. You will find an easy-to-read table at the end of this piece summarizing the key points for each of the conditions discussed throughout.
Are you a rehabilitative practitioner looking to make your business more successful while getting to spend more time with your loved ones? These two experts, one, a seasoned clinic owner and business guru, the other, an independent contractor ninja extraordinaire, will share their trade secrets with you so that you can work less, earn more, and enjoy your life like you truly deserve!
Diastasis Rectus Abdominis: How to use an evidence-informed approach when the evidence is still evolving
Join Dr. Sinead Dufour and the Canadian Physiotherapy Association for a discussion about diastasis rectus abdominis (DRA), a common condition among postpartum women. This blog will help you adopt an evidence-informed approach to managing DRA when the evidence is slim and sometimes contradictory.