Recent Articles

Paradigm Shifts: Use of Ice & NSAIDs Post Acute Soft Tissue Injuries   (Part 1 of 2)

Bahram Jam - Fingertip to Floor TestBy Bahram Jam

“When my children bumped their head I used to reflexively put ice on their bumps for 2-3 minutes just to numb the pain a little and to make myself feel like I was being a useful and caring parent. For many years when I encountered an acute ankle sprain on the field, I would again instinctively and immediately place an ice pack on the sprained ankle”  >> read more




Some Advice for Working with Clients with Hearing Loss

Peter Bloch - Hard of Hearing ClientsBy Peter Bloch, BA Hons, MSTAT

“There are many different causes of hearing loss, and some of these can occur at any age. However, there is a strong relationship between age and hearing loss. Many physical therapists spend much of their time working with older patients, amongst whom the incidence of significant hearing loss can be as high as 50%.” >> read more


Fingertip-to-Floor (FTF) Test: Simple, Reliable and Valid

Bahram Jam - Fingertip to Floor TestBy Bahram Jam

“The patient is asked to bend forward and attempt to reach for the floor with their fingertips. The physical therapist then measures the distance between the patient’s right long finger and the floor using a standard measuring tape. Can a test get any simpler than that?” >> read more


The Pelvic Floor Needs New PR

Pevlic Floor PRBy Julie, Wiebe BSc MPT
“The pelvic floor needs new PR! We need to take steps to break down the barriers for practitioners to begin to appreciate the power of this muscle group and the multi-tasking capacity that it has beyond just keeping panties dry, organs in, and sex happy.” >> read more


Popular Articles

Using Kettlebells for Knee Pain

kettlebell therapyBy Dr. Ben Fung, PT, DPT
“According to a survey by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 30% of adults reported some type of joint pain during the last 30 days. Knee pain ranked as primary joint of complaint for this particular survey. In the world of rehabilitation, scientific literature has been pointing to the muscles of the hip as a major player in knee pain.” >> read more


The Role of the Pelvis in Hamstring Injuries & Posterior Thigh Pain

LJ Lee - thoraxBy Diane Lee & LJ Lee
“Hamstring injuries are common in many sports, especially those involving running and rapid acceleration and deceleration such as track, soccer / football, cricket, rugby and tennis. In the Australian Football League (AFL) hamstring injuries are the most common injury, resulting in the most games missed, with an average of 6 hamstring injuries per club per season (Orchard & Seward 2002) and are responsible for 16% of missed playing time (Seward et al 1993).”  >> read more


Is It Time For A Closer Look At The Thorax?

LJ Lee - thoraxBy LJ Lee PhD, BSc, BSc(PT), FCAMPT, CGIMS, MAPA
“Many clinicians recognise that the thorax is an important area to assess and treat, not only in patients with thoracic pain and dysfunction, but also in patients with lumbopelvic and cervical pain (McConnell 2005; Lee & Lee 2004; Butler 1994). The thorax is an important region of force transmission in the body, transferring loads between the legs and lumbopelvic region, and the arms, neck and head (Singer & Edmondston 2000).”  >> read more