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5 Benefits of Physiotherapy for Athletes - Treat and Prevent Sports Injuries

5 Benefits of Physiotherapy for Athletes – Treat and Prevent Sports Injuries Participating in sports, whether recreationally or competitively, can lead to various injuries that require professional treatment. Physiotherapy is an effective solution for many athletic injuries, providing both therapeutic and rehabilitative care. Seeing a physiotherapist offers athletes many advantages during injury recovery and for […]

By Joshua Charles

November 27, 2023

Is Spinal Decompression Therapy with my Chiropractor Covered by Insurance in Ontario?

Is Spinal Decompression Therapy with my Chiropractor Covered by Insurance in Ontario? Back pain affects a staggering number of Canadians each year. For many suffering from disc herniations, degenerative disc disease, sciatica, and other back problems, spinal decompression therapy can provide lasting relief. However, many wonder – is spinal decompression therapy with my chiropractic covered […]

By Joshua Charles

November 21, 2023

The Benefits of Knee Braces for Arthritis Sufferers

The Benefits of Knee Braces for Arthritis Sufferers What is a Knee Brace and How Can It Help with Arthritis? A knee brace is a medical device used to provide support and stability to the knee joint. It is often used to help reduce pain and improve mobility in individuals suffering from arthritis. Knee braces […]

By Joshua Charles

September 3, 2023

Physiotherapy for Shoulder Tendonitis: A Comprehensive Guide

Physiotherapy for Shoulder Tendonitis: A Comprehensive Guide Understanding Shoulder Tendonitis and Its Treatment Through Physiotherapy What is Shoulder Tendonitis?  Shoulder tendonitis is an inflammation or irritation of the tendons in your shoulder that occurs as a result of overuse or degeneration due to age. It can cause pain in your shoulder joint which can limit […]

By Joshua Charles

July 27, 2023

Physiotherapy as an Effective Treatment for TMJ Pain

Physiotherapy as an Effective Treatment for TMJ Pain How Physiotherapy Can Help Relieve TMJ Pain Introduction to Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ)  The temporomandibular joint, commonly referred to as the “TMJ”, connects your jawbone with your skull. It is responsible for allowing you to open and close your mouth. When it becomes overworked or inflamed due […]

By Joshua Charles

July 4, 2023

How a Rotator Cuff Injury Can Impact Your Life

How a Rotator Cuff Injury Can Impact Your Life Understanding the Basics of the Shoulder Joint  The shoulder joint, also known as the glenohumeral joint, is one of the most mobile joints in your body. It allows for movement in multiple directions, including up, down, and around. The movements are enabled by four muscles working […]

By Joshua Charles

June 13, 2023

Best Ab Exercises for Beginners

Best Ab Exercises for Beginners In this video, Dr. Joshua Charles Chiropractor York ON demonstrates some abdominal exercises that are suited towards beginners. Please share this video with loved ones.  For Physiotherapy near Mount Dennis Medical contact us today!

By Joshua Charles

March 23, 2023

Advanced Ab Exercises

Advanced Ab Exercises In this video, we demonstrate some more advanced ab exercises. Try these out after you master our previous video with our “Ab exercises for beginners.”   For a Chiropractor Near York ON call MDPhysio today!

By Joshua Charles

March 20, 2023

Why I Love Being a Chiropractor!

Why I Love Being a Chiropractor! Check out this video, where Dr. Joshua Charles talks about why he loves being a chiropractor in York ON! He also chats about why he became a chiropractor and what he loves about this great profession. Please share this video with loved ones.  To book an appointment with an […]

By Joshua Charles

March 15, 2023

Best Exercises for Lower Back Pain The Big 3

Best Exercises for Lower Back Pain The Big 3 Do you suffer from lower back pain? Did you know about 80% of the population experiences lower back pain at least once in their lifetime? If you do, please check out this video, where we address the best exercises to help decrease and avoid lower back […]

By Joshua Charles

March 13, 2023

Using Laser Therapy to Treat Tennis Elbow

Using Laser Therapy to Treat Tennis Elbow Tennis elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis, is a medical condition that causes discomfort and irritation on the outer side of the elbow. This can make it hard to fully extend or bend one’s arm due to tightness in muscles around this joint. Laser therapy Physiotherapy has become […]

By Joshua Charles

March 9, 2023

Pinched Nerve Treatment: What You Need to Know

Pinched Nerve Treatment: What You Need to Know Pinched nerves are caused by compressed or trapped nerves in your body due to injury or disease. They can lead to pain, numbness, and tingling sensations in your arms or legs. Depending on where the pinching is occurring along your spine – cervical (neck area), thoracic (mid […]

By Joshua Charles

March 9, 2023

How to Stretch Your Piriformis Muscle

How to Stretch Your Piriformis Muscle In this video, Dr. Charles demonstrates how to effectively stretch the piriformis muscle. Piriformis syndrome is very common and is also one of the leading causes of sciatica. Fortunately these simple stretches can be very helpful to decrease pain quickly.  Click here for more information about our Physiotherapy Near […]

By Joshua Charles

March 6, 2023

How long should it take to heal?

How long should it take to heal? In this video, Dr. Charles highlights what to expect over a typical course of therapy. Whether seeing a chiropractor, physiotherapist, or massage therapist, the benefits of treatment typically increases over time, usually around 4-6 weeks or 6-8 weeks. Healing and decreased pain does not typically improve in a […]

By Joshua Charles

March 5, 2023

How to Test Where Your Knee Pain is Coming From!

How to Test Where Your Knee Pain is Coming From! In this video, Dr. Charles explains how to check if your knee pain is stemming from your gluteus medius. Here, we can test the hips and glutes as a diagnostic tool, and we can use the same motion for rehab exercises. Please share this video […]

By Joshua Charles

February 18, 2023

Custom Orthotics For Plantar Fasciitis

Custom Orthotics For Plantar Fasciitis Is Custom Orthotics The Answer To Your Plantar Fasciitis?  Suffering To Serenity: Reclaim Your Life With Custom Orthotics If you’ve been struggling with plantar fasciitis, you know how debilitating the pain can be. It can make it difficult to walk, stand, or even sleep. But there is hope. Custom orthotics […]

By Joshua Charles

December 22, 2022

Car Accident Physiotherapy Treatment Rehabilitation

Car Accident Physiotherapy Treatment Rehabilitation Say Goodbye To Chronic Pain: Get The Relief You Deserve With Motor Vehicle Accident Rehabilitation “No, your life was not over”: Making A Full Recovery With Car Accident MVA Physiotherapy Rehabilitation In Toronto Ontario. Most of us will experience a car accident at some point in our lives. For some, […]

By Joshua Charles

October 31, 2022

How To Train for Balance and Stability to Prevent Falls for Seniors

How To Train for Balance and Stability to Prevent Falls for Seniors This video discusses the importance of stability and balance training. When a senior experiences a fall, this can be very serious. A broken hip can occur when a senior falls, which can lead to devastating health outcomes. It is never too early to […]

By Joshua Charles

October 14, 2022

Common Chiropractic Myths & Misconceptions

Common Chiropractic Myths & Misconceptions In this video, Dr. Charles addresses some common chiropractic myths. These myths, or misconceptions, are often addressed in practice. Chiropractic care has been widely used for over a century and it is extremely safe. www.mdphysio.com

By Joshua Charles

October 7, 2022

Exercises for Runners to Avoid Knee Pain

Exercises for Runners to Avoid Knee Pain Do you enjoy running? In this video, Dr. Charles demonstrates some very important exercises and stretches you can do if you have knee pain. Also, these exercises are very useful to do to help avoid knee pain avoid knee pain!

By Joshua Charles

September 23, 2022

Custom Knee Brace Fitting

Custom Knee Brace Fitting In this video, we are filming a live example of a custom knee brace fitting at our clinic. Compared to off-the-shelf and non-custom braces (which can be purchased at a general pharmacy or at Walmart), this knee brace was custom made for this patient’s specific knee pain. At our clinic, we […]

By Joshua Charles

September 16, 2022

Are The Uneven Wear Patterns on My Shoes Normal?

Are The Uneven Wear Patterns on My Shoes Normal? In this video, Dr. Charles explains how uneven wear patterns on shoes occur and also discusses normal walking mechanics. Wear patterns on shoes is a common question that we often address at our facility.  www.mdphysio.com

By Joshua Charles

September 9, 2022

What is K-Tape and How Does it Work?

What is K-Tape and How Does it Work? In this video, Dr. Charles explains what K-tape is, how it is used, and how to apply it. K-tape can be used on most body parts to help decrease pain and improve stability. It is most commonly used on the knee, shoulder, back and elbow. www.mdphysio.com

By Joshua Charles

September 2, 2022

Exercises for Anterior Shoulder Pain

Exercises for Anterior Shoulder Pain Do you have pain at the front of your shoulder? Anterior shoulder pain is very common. In this video, Dr. Charles demonstrates some simple and effective exercises to strengthen and stabilize the shoulder to help decrease pain and improve function. Shoulder pain treatments and exercises are prescribed by both physiotherapists […]

By Joshua Charles

August 19, 2022

How to Relieve Neck Pain Caused by Prolonged Sitting and Typing

How to Relieve Neck Pain Caused by Prolonged Sitting and Typing Do you sit at a desk all day? Do you type or text a lot? If yes, this video is for you. Here are some great stretches and exercises to decrease neck pain and to help you improve your posture. These are also great […]

By Joshua Charles

August 17, 2022

Physiotherapy for Shoulder Pain: A Comprehensive Guide

Physiotherapy for Shoulder Pain: A Comprehensive Guide How to Manage Shoulder Pain with Physiotherapy What is Shoulder Pain?  Shoulder pain is a common complaint that can be caused by a number of different conditions, including rotator cuff tears, tendonitis, bursitis, fractured bones, or arthritis. It can range from mild discomfort to severe and debilitating pain […]

By Joshua Charles

August 16, 2022

How Does Laser Therapy Work?

How Does Laser Therapy Work? Have you heard of laser therapy? This video explains exactly how laser works and what it can be used for. At our clinic, laser therapy is used by both chiropractors and physiotherapists. Our class 3B laser is a great tool to use for back pain, neck pain, knee pain, ankle […]

By Joshua Charles

December 8, 2021

How Does Acupuncture Work?

How Does Acupuncture Work? In this video, we explain how acupuncture works and discuss if acupuncture may be of benefit to you. Dr. Charles demonstrates what a typical acupuncture session looks like. At Mount Dennis Weston Physiotherapy and Chiropractic Centre, acupuncture is performed by either our chiropractors or our physiotherapists. For more information, or to […]

By Joshua Charles

December 6, 2021

Stretches for Golfers - How to Prevent Golf Injuries

Stretches for Golfers – How to Prevent Golf Injuries Do you like to golf? Check out these stretches and exercises if you’d like to either prevent pain or to help decrease pain. Common golf injuries occur in the elbow, wrist, neck, shoulder, and lower back. Make sure to try these stretches before your next round! […]

By Joshua Charles

July 8, 2021

How To Shovel Snow Safely

How To Shovel Snow Safely Here’s our very own Dr. Joshua Charles, interviewed on Breakfast Television, discussing how to shovel snow safely. Check out this video to learn some helpful tips about proper technique to avoid injuries after a heavy snowfall. Always remember to “Bend your Knees and Lift with Ease!” For more information or […]

By Joshua Charles

May 26, 2021

What Are The Causes Of Sciatica?

What Are The Causes Of Sciatica? In this video, Dr. Charles explains sciatica in detail, and explains the primary causes of sciatica. Sciatica is an extremely common condition, and it can be very painful. Sciatica presents as lower back pain that shoots down the leg. At Mount Dennis Weston Physiotherapy and Chiropractic Centre, we are […]

By Joshua Charles

May 25, 2021

Physiotherapy COVID-19 Protocol

Physiotherapy COVID-19 Protocol At Mount Dennis Weston Physiotherapy and Chiropractic Centre, we are ensuring the highest level of safety of our patients and staff during this COVID-19 pandemic. We are taking extra precautions for cleaning, sanitization, and physical distancing. We are enforcing a strict mask policy. We are making sure to take extra time between […]

By Joshua Charles

March 20, 2021

Anterior Cruciate Ligament ACL Tear Injury? What You Should Know

ACL Anterior Cruciate Ligament  Tear Injury? What You Should Know What is an ACL Tear? The ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) is a strong ligament that helps keep the knee stable by connecting the thigh bone (femur) to the shin bone (tibia). It is a commonly injured ligament, particularly caused by sports such as skiing, soccer, […]

By Joshua Charles

December 28, 2020

Which is Better to Treat Pain - Ice or Heat?

Which is Better to Treat Pain – Ice or Heat? People often wonder which method is best to treat an injury and to decrease pain, ice or heat? Generally speaking, both applications are helpful but have their own respective uses. Let’s first explore when to go the cold therapy route. After an acute injury, such as a sprained ankle, the affected area swells, becoming red and hot […]

By Joshua Charles

September 17, 2017

Six ways to get your day off to a healthy start and feel great!

Six ways to get your day off to a healthy start and feel great! Want to start your day off on the best foot possible? Here is what you need to know for a great morning routine and for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. 1. Drink a glass of lemon water before breakfast. This increases your hydration right away, […]

By Joshua Charles

September 17, 2017

Sciatica

Sciatica What is Sciatica? Sciatica is a common and extremely painful debilitating condition, typically characterized as lower back pain in conjunction with radiating pain down the back of one’s leg. It is most commonly described as a burning sensation, or it can feel like electric shocks running down the back and side of the leg. […]

By Joshua Charles

September 17, 2017