Does Weather Really Affect Arthritis Symptoms?

It is that time of year again when the weather changes daily from cold to warm, rainy to sunny, high to low pressure and humid to dry. Each day, for the past few weeks, I have had many patients ask me about their achy, sore and swollen joints; “Why am I so sore?”, “What is causing it?”, and “Why is my arthritis flaring up?” Does the weather affect arthritis pain? Is there any scientific evidence to explain it?

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Oncology and Physiotherapy

An estimated 2 in 5 Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. You or someone you love is likely already a part of that statistic. Did you know that physiotherapy could be and SHOULD be a part of your life before, during and after cancer treatments?

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Fall 2021

At Fortius we continue to follow strict covid-19 protocols set out by our government to ensure the safety of our patients and staff in the clinic and still offer virtual appointments as an option for care.

Summer 2021

At Fortius we continue to follow strict covid-19 protocols set out by our government to ensure the safety of our patients and staff in the clinic and still offer virtual appointments as an option for care.

Exercise from the Inside Out

Often times in Physiotherapy, we see a lot of cheaters. Cheaters are individuals who use the wrong muscles to complete an exercise or task. This is because the body has the tendency to ‘like to cheat’, in other words the body will automatically carry out the activity the easiest way. In physiotherapy we call them compensatory patterns.

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Prevention of Sciatica

A common diagnosis we see with patients being referred to us by doctors is sciatica. Sciatica is pain that originates in your lower back and travels down your leg sometimes reaching to your foot. This pain is caused when your sciatic nerve is irritated, inflammed or compressed. Sciatica can last days, weeks or even months. The chances of getting sciatica increases with age. Sciatica can be debilitating, good news is there are ways to prevent it!

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