The clinical component of the Canadian Physiotherapy Competency Exam (PCE) is coming up! Are you freaking out yet? Stay calm, you got this! Check these 5 tips written by a successful physiotherapist to help you prepare and stay sane! We know we already said this, but we'll say it again: You totally got this!
Do you know why the pelvic floor is important? Do you practice yoga? Did you know you can use yoga as an adjunct to pelvic wellness and rehabilitation in your rehabilitative healthcare practice? In this blog, Shelly Prosko, pioneer of PhysioYoga, shares some important roles of the pelvic floor to help us understand how yoga can serve as a valuable pelvic health solution.
Are you a healthcare practitioner interested in using medical marijuana for treating your patients' chronic pain but are overwhelmed by the abundance of information and misinformation? This blog is a great place to start! Check it out for a classification and history of cannabis, its pharmacological uses, molecular biology, and a summary of current scientific research in the field.
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..
Being sent home from the hospital with a set of crutches can be challenging for individuals that aren’t used to moving that way. In this blog, we will review some key points that you can provide to your patients to help them move around with their crutches with greater ease.
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.