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Tennis Elbow: What, How and Why?

‘Tennis elbow’ is really a misnomer since it can be caused by activities other than racquet sports like tennis. Other activities include swimming, rock climbing, throwing sports, and repetitive activities that we do at work or home. Considering how often we use our...

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Feet – Your Solid Foundation

"Solid as a rock" - the song lyrics by Ashford and Simpson refer not to feet, but love.  In physiotherapy terms however, your feet should be solid and dependable, giving you a great foundation for the rest of your body to function from. If you are not in love with...

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Pilates: Develops Mindful Movement

From our therapist Margherita Cirillo: It is pretty safe to say that the most common injuries we treat involve the neck or the back, and it is the nature of our movements throughout the day that tend to be a major contributing factor. For many of us, sitting too long...

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Tennis: how to safely get back into shape?

With the spring weather upon us, we're ready to get out on the courts and start playing tennis again. What are some good exercises to get back into tennis shape, before you actually hit the courts? One of the worst things you can do when starting up an exercise...

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Back or Neck Pain: Get Some Relieve

Back pain affects 80% of people at some point in their lives. And, back and neck pain are among the most widespread reasons patients seek physiotherapy. Back pain can range from a dull, constant ache to a sudden, sharp pain, and can be acute or chronic. Neck pain,...

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Avoid Back Injuries During Spring-Time Activities

As Marpole Physiotherapy Clinic gets ready to welcome the warmer weather, we wanted to reach out with a few tips for those of you who will inevitably begin the process of spring cleaning both inside and outside the home. Lawn mowing, raking, cleaning out your gutters,...

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Getting your kids off the couch

What can we do to encourage more physical activity to our school-aged children? When your child was a toddler, you probably felt like he was a perpetual-motion machine. Now that he’s older and his attention span has increased, he’s fallen prey to the lure of...

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Biking Makes Kids Smarter

If kids bike to school, their ability to concentrate increases to same as someone 6 months further in their studies: By Sarah Goodyear: "Every day outside my son’s Brooklyn school, no matter what the weather, you will see a distinctive pale blue bicycle locked to the...

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5 tips for a healthier heart

Did you know cardiovascular disease (heart, stroke and blood vessel disease) is one of the leading causes of death in Canada? [1] This month is Heart Month at Marpole Physiotherapy Clinic and we have five simple tips for looking after this important muscle. “Have you...

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6 Types of pain you shouldn’t ignore

Severe pain is trying to tell you about a health problem going on inside your body — and paying heed to these warning signs may just save your life. How do you know when the pain you’re feeling is just ordinary, run-of-the-mill achiness or something much more serious...

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