home-based physiotherapy

Fall-related fractures: management and physiotherapy

Fall-related fractures: management and physiotherapy

March & April are generally busy times for physiotherapists, especially given the harsh winter we have had here in Montreal! Falls can cause orthopedic injuries including sprains, strains, and fractures. This post focuses on fractures: their management and what the rehabilitation process is like.

Heart disease: how physiotherapy can help

Heart disease: how physiotherapy can help

Did you know heart disease affects 2.4 million Canadians and is the second leading cause of death in Canada. With February being national heart month, we felt it was important to further explore this topic.

Fall Prevention: 5 ways to prevent falls during bad weather

Fall Prevention: 5 ways to prevent falls during bad weather

About 1/3 of people over 65 and 1/2 of people over 80 fall each year. this can have very serious consequences to your health and independence therefore prevention is key.

Osteoarthritis: how physiotherapy can help

Osteoarthritis: how physiotherapy can help

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis. OA is a disease of the whole joint that leads to breakdown of joint cartilage and the underlying bone. If pain and stiffness are impacting your daily activities physiotherapy can help you gain mobility and find ways to manage your pain.

Home physiotherapy: the benefits for older adults

Home physiotherapy: the benefits for older adults

Currently, gaps exist in the continuum of care for patients requiring rehabilitation services in the community. Home-based physiotherapy services address this need by providing evaluations and treatments to people within their homes and communities to help support independent living and enhance quality of life.

Post-hospital syndrome: how physiotherapy can help

Post-hospital syndrome: how physiotherapy can help

After periods of prolonged hospitalization it is common for older adults to experience a decline in their functional performance. Many patients are discharge from acute care settings below their prior level of function and 1 in 12 Canadians is readmitted within 30 days.

Knee osteoarthritis: tips to help you manage your OA

Knee osteoarthritis: tips to help you manage your OA

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common joint disorder and is primarily seen in people over the age of 65. It can cause pain, swelling and reduced mobility of the affected joint. Here are a few pointers to help you manage your OA.