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News and tips about physiotherapy and massage treatment in Stittsville and Ottawa from our Motion Works team, serving Stittsville, Kanata and Ottawa.


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What is Plantar Fasciitis... and how do I get it?

What is Plantar Fasciitis... and how do I get it?

Posted in Winter Sports Injuries, Summer Sports Injuries, Conditions & Treatment

One of the most common forms of heal pain is form Plantar fasciitis (pronounced PLAN-tur fas-e-I-tis). Although it's most common in runners, there are other potential causes, as well.

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What is Tennis Elbow? And what can I do about it?

What is Tennis Elbow? And what can I do about it?

Posted in Summer Sports Injuries, Conditions & Treatment

We help Stittsville and Ottawa area patients who have Tennis Elbow treat the pain in the elbow or forearm, and the inflammation associated with it.

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Can gardening or yardwork lead to injury?

Can gardening or yardwork lead to injury?

Posted in Summer Sports Injuries, Conditions & Treatment

We hear it all the time – complaints of a sore shoulder or knee or back after gardening or doing summer yardwork. And we have some tips to share.

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Can I get a massage if I have a sunburn?

Can I get a massage if I have a sunburn?

Posted in Summer Sports Injuries, Conditions & Treatment

Unfortunately, massage therapy is not a good idea if you have a fresh or peeling sunburn – a massage too soon after a sunburn can be a risk for further damage.

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Healthy Computer Habits: How can you protect yourself from repetitive strain injuries?

Healthy Computer Habits: How can you protect yourself from repetitive strain injuries?

Posted in Preventative Tips, Work & Office Health

Learn what you can you do to prevent competitive strain injuries from too much time sitting at a computer screen – which can create stress on the neck, shoulder, upper and lower back, elbows and wrists. 

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Ski Injury Spotlight: Understanding Concussions & Head Injuries

Ski Injury Spotlight: Understanding Concussions & Head Injuries

Posted in Preventative Tips, Winter Sports Injuries, Ski Injuries

A head injury – or in severe cases a concussion – is a risk even the most seasoned skier takes when heading to the ski slopes.

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Ski Injury Spotlight: Preventing & Treating a Knee Ligament Sprain

Ski Injury Spotlight: Preventing & Treating a Knee Ligament Sprain

Posted in Preventative Tips, Winter Sports Injuries, Ski Injuries

If you have a ski or snowboard knee injury – how would a physiotherapist in the Ottawa Stittsville area treat it?

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Ski Injury Spotlight: Acromio-Clavicular (AC) Separations 

Ski Injury Spotlight: Acromio-Clavicular (AC) Separations 

Posted in Winter Sports Injuries, Ski Injuries

If you fall and injure your shoulder while skiing in the beautiful Ottawa area, you may have an Acromio-Clavicular or AC separation.

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Ski Injury Spotlight: Fall On OutStretched Hand (FOOSH)

Ski Injury Spotlight: Fall On OutStretched Hand (FOOSH)

Posted in Winter Sports Injuries, Ski Injuries

A FOOSH injury is the second most common ski and snowboarding injury.  A FOOSH injury can occur any day, any time (falling, cycling fall, etc), but is common on the ski hill this time of year, especially for all the beginners out there!

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Ski Injury Spotlight: Skier's Thumb

Ski Injury Spotlight: Skier's Thumb

Posted in Winter Sports Injuries, Ski Injuries

Whether you are an experienced skier or new to the slopes, there is always a risk of injury. The most common ski and snowboard injury is skier's thumb.

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