Laurie's Blog


18 Mar 2018

Terminal Extension!

 I came across a very timely blog.  It was about terminal knee extension and the reasons why you (as a therapist… or as a patient too, really) NEED to restore it after a surgery / injury / etc.It’s timely as well because I have just invented a new exercise for my canine shoulder patients… who also seem to lose terminal shoulder extension.  Okay, but first, I give credit for the inspiration to: More

11 Mar 2018

We’re the super heroes!

Okay, this one is a mix of fun, inspiration, and a good solid pat on the back!  I came across a blog entitled:  Top 10 honest reasons why physios are heroes.    The physio who writes it tends to like to use expletives (which I’m okay with… but I know others might be shocked by), so I’m going to reiterate it in less ‘colourful&... More

04 Mar 2018

Guest Blog - Can I Laser for Osteosarcoma?

By Peter Jenkins, MBA– The question of laser therapy (aka photobiomodulation - PBMT) vs cancer is a common one, and, typically, you'll see cancer and neoplasia listed as contraindications for laser therapy.  However, it's not always the case that laser treatment should be withheld from patients with known or suspected cancer, nor that irradiation of a tumor mass itself is necessarily contraindicated. There is nothing in the literature specifically reg... More

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