Physiotherapy Internships: How to Get the Most Out of Your Clinical Placement

I graduated from the University of Toronto Physical Therapy program in 2015, and throughout the program participated in six clinical physiotherapy internships. These placements afforded the opportunity to learn about different areas of practice, and to work with different clinical instructors with unique teaching styles. Since graduating, I have remained involved with University of Toronto, supervising students during clinical exposure sessions, and as a clinical instructor for musculoskeletal and neuro placements. Based on my experience, I have identified some tips that can help students to make the most out of their clinical placements and be able to transfer the [...]

By |2020-10-23T14:44:54+00:00October 19th, 2020|Physiotherapy, Pickering Community|0 Comments

Soft Tissue Release

Soft tissue release (STR) is a hands-on manual therapy technique used to assess and treat the tissue of the body. The soft tissues of the body (muscle, tendon, fascia and ligaments) are prone to acute and chronic injury, which leads to swelling, adhesions and fibrosis (scarring) of the tissue. This type of injury often results in pain, loss of mobility, strength, and function. Soft tissue release targets specific areas of tension within an individual muscle with the aim of removing scar tissue and adhesion to relieve muscular tension and pain. Soft tissue release can be performed by physiotherapists, massage [...]

By |2020-08-29T18:57:25+00:00September 7th, 2020|Physiotherapy|0 Comments

Children’s Ergonomics: Tips for Setting Up a Remote Learning Workstation

With the new school year starting amidst a coronavirus pandemic, many children will be returning to exclusively remote learning or mixed models. This presents families with many new challenges, including trying to create a good ergonomic set up for prolonged hours of school work in the home environment. Children's ergonomics recommendations tend to be similar to adults. The only difference is finding equipment that is appropriate for their smaller size, and that also accommodates them as they continue to grow throughout the school year. Promoting good habits and a proper sitting ergonomics for children completing virtual coursework will help [...]

By |2020-08-30T04:45:13+00:00August 31st, 2020|Ergonomics, Pediatric Physiotherapy, Physiotherapy|0 Comments

Manual Therapy | Techniques & Outcomes

Manual therapy is a term used in various forms of therapy to describe any hands-on treatment. While individuals may have their own perception of what manual therapy is, it is in fact a broad term that encompasses many forms of treatment. In this article, we will be referring to manual therapy specifically performed by physical therapists and discussing the techniques and the outcomes of manual therapy. What is Manual Therapy? There are many definitions and misconceptions about what manual therapy really is. The truest definition of manual therapy is any form of hands-on treatment used by a therapist.  When [...]

By |2020-08-24T01:41:50+00:00August 24th, 2020|Physiotherapy|0 Comments