Greetings from the Excite Physiotherapy office in Barrie, Ontario! As Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy we have competed years of post graduate training to better assess and treat a wide range of complaints – we will share some of the things we have learned here in our blog.

De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis

This fancy term describes a painful inflammatory condition of the wrist involving tendons of the thumb. These tendons overlie the wrist and can become inflamed with many things including repetitive use, gripping, gardening, knitting, or holding a child in your arms....

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Piriformis Syndrome

I am hearing the term Piriformis Syndrome a lot lately. So what even is this? The Piriformis is a little muscle deep in the hip that works as a rotator of the hip. This muscle is interesting in that the sciatic muscle typically exits underneath this muscle, but...

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Fall Raking Skills

A new season is upon us and with it comes a new set of chores to do before the snow falls. Here are a few tips for raking leaves that might make this task a little easier. Rake in both directions, using both sides of your body. First rake in one direction for 5-10...

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Tissue Capacity vs Load

This is a great video explaining why we get injured. It's simple, and you are not broken or have major underlying faults that caused your injury. Load vs Capacity and Injuries from RunningReform on Vimeo.

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Popeye Muscle

The Biceps Brachii muscle has two attachments at the shoulder and one at the elbow. There are two heads of the muscle: the long and short. The long head assists with shoulder flexion and forearm supination, and the short head primarily flexes the elbow. "Popeye...

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Hip Snapping Syndrome

A client asked me yesterday about the clunking/clicking coming from deep inside her hip. So what is making that sound? In her case, it was her tight Iliopsoas (Psoas) muscle snapping over the boney aspect of the front of her pelvis. The psoas is a deep muscle that...

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Elbow pain… from the neck?

Elbow pain is not always coming from the elbow. I saw a patient this week with lateral elbow pain lasting 2-3 years. He had seen many practitioners, including 2 Physiotherapists, 2 Registered Massage Therapists and 3 Chiropractors. He had been given a few diagnoses...

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Overtraining or under-recovering?

Overtraining or under-recovery? Your time spent away from the gym or sport is important for peak performance and injury prevention. • Proper Nutrition & Hydration: Eat whole-foods, avoid processed food, and drink plenty of water • Sleep Quality & Quantity: Aim for...

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Get in Touch

Christine Pratt
Registered Physiotherapist

Christine is working in Barrie, ON

(705) 279-2759

Experience. Exceptional Skills. Results.

Whether you are experiencing acute low back pain or have been suffering with pain for years, Christine has the experience and the skills necessary to help you get relief quickly using Tele-Rehabilitation

Located downtown Barrie, Ontario.