The little things are the big things.

Caitlin TrakaloArticles & News

I believe if we (we is physiotherapists in this context) need to make a shift with how we help a patient succeed in their goals.   I believe that the things we shrug off, say ‘meh’ too, think ‘oh it’s no biggie’ are the things we should be putting the most focus on. These are the game changers for success. … Read More

Can you hear what someone isn’t telling you?

Caitlin TrakaloArticles & News

My clinic is a hub for physiotherapy students. We have had 16 students in the past two years grace our doors. (Yes, I am a little bit crazy, but isn’t there a saying that history favours the bold?) I recently said ‘I need to you hear and see what the patient isn’t telling you. Say what?! It’s tough being a … Read More

Isn’t exercise supposed to hurt?

Caitlin TrakaloArticles & News

Shouldn’t exercise hurt when I do them? Isn’t it weird that this doesn’t hurt me?’ I am always fascinated by the perspectives my physiotherapy patients have. I am always equally perturbed by the inaccuracy of their hypothesis, because it’s always more inflated, scary, and intimidating than it needs to be. It’s of course, no fault of their own. I believe … Read More

New Team Member Alert!

Caitlin TrakaloArticles & News

We’ve been sitting on some SUPER EXCITING news for a little while and we can’t wait to share it with you! We have a new team member! Meet Hinosh! Hinosh has his Masters’s degree in Physiotherapy from India. Currently, he is a physio aide in the clinic working part-time while he works toward getting his Canadian Physiotherapy credentials. Hinosh is … Read More

Do summer weddings have your dogs barking?

Caitlin TrakaloArticles & News

Big events that require leaving the house and putting fancy clothes on are back! Ladies: that means wearing high heels for the first time in a looooong time. Ever wonder why your feet ache after hitting the dance floor in those gorgeous shoes? Check out the picture below to see the stress your foot goes through! Wearing heels forces your … Read More

Are “Quick Fix” plans all that and a bag of chips?

Caitlin TrakaloArticles & News

I get so fired up about quick fixes, you know the ones: ‘CURE PAIN WITH THESE 3 EXERCISES!’, ‘GET ROCK HARD ABS IN 30 DAYS!’  😤 Why? Because there is NO such thing as a quick fix, particularly with injury. And no one talks about it. Why? Because it sucks! It sets people up for potential failure.   Endless frustration.   Hopelessness. … Read More

Are YOUR boots made for walking?

Caitlin TrakaloArticles & News

Meghan – Admin Extraordinaire! – here. I’m taking over this post a) because I can, and b) because I have real life stories that you’ll relate to! Once the snow was gone from the road (the first time) I got back out walking and hoo boy! It was not as easy as I thought it was going to be! I might … Read More

Medications and Physio

Caitlin TrakaloArticles & News

Why DO we ask about medications? This type of question isn’t asked a lot, but you’ve probably thought it at one point during your assessment, and it’s absolutely a good question! Some underlying health conditions are personal, and some people may be shy at disclosing some information. So… Why is it our business? What gives? Prescription medications can have side … Read More

New Service Information!

Caitlin TrakaloArticles & News

Kids hold a special place in our hearts. All children deserve to receive the care necessary to help them grow and thrive.  Advocation is the best way to ensure proper care, and sometimes, based on life circumstances, some children don’t have the opportunity to be advocated for. That’s where we come in! We are very pleased to announce that we … Read More