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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Degeneration and Osteoarthiritis

Tales From The Treatment Room…..
You have likely heard these terms, and they can seem pretty scary, but they are really just technical terms for wear and tear of the joints, the most common areas are the areas that take the most weight/load. Such as our knees, hips and low back. But unfortunately, even our necks, shoulders and hands are not spared.

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What is TMD?

Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is the condition involving pain and discomfort with the movement and function of the jaw bones, muscles and tissues.

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