Category: Physiotherapy

Kinesiology Tape

May 9, 2022

If you’ve ever attended a professional game or race, you must’ve seen strips of colored tape stretched in patterns across shoulders, knees, backs, and abs. This tape is called Kinesiology tape which is a therapeutic tape that is carefully placed on the body to give support, relieve discomfort, and increase performance. The tape’s medical-grade adhesive is also water-resistant and strong enough to stay on for three to five days, even while you...

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Functional exercises

May 9, 2022

Functional training is a rehabilitation strategy when performed by a physical therapist to train patients to be able to carry out the physical movements and duties in their daily life.  The main purpose is to recover the musculoskeletal system and regain strength and function to perform active daily living tasks such as personal care activities, like showering or dressing, to housekeeping or home maintenance activities, like cleaning, putting...

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Whiplash

May 9, 2022

Whiplash is a neck injury caused by a violent, quick back-and-forth movement of the neck. Rear-end car accidents are the most prevalent cause of whiplash. Sports accidents, physical abuse, and other sorts of traumas, such as a fall, can all cause whiplash. Whiplash is commonly known as a neck sprain or strain; however, these terminologies cover a wide range of neck ailments. Following a treatment regimen that includes pain medication and exercise,...

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Mid-thoracic Back Pain

March 6, 2021

Mid-thoracic back pain is pain in the middle of your back, from the base of your neck to the bottom of your ribs. Causes of middle back pain include: Muscle strainPoor postureDiseases such as osteoarthritisStressLack of strength,Prolonged sitting at a computerUsing a backpackOveruse injuries (such as repetitive motion), orTrauma (such as a whiplash injury caused by a car accident or as a result of a sports injury). Symptoms of...

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Sports Injuries

February 27, 2021

Most sports injuries are due to either trauma or overuse of muscles or joints. The majority are caused by minor trauma involving muscles, ligaments, tendons, or bones, including: Contusions (bruises)SprainsStrainsFracturesDislocations Some examples of strains are: Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). Lateral epicondylitis, also known as tennis elbow, is characterized by pain in the backside of the elbow and forearm, along the thumb...

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Sports Specific Warm up Tips

January 31, 2021

Warming up before exercise can increase blood flow to muscles and other soft tissues gradually, which is an important factor in avoiding damage to ligaments, muscles, joints and tendons. A general warm up should include five to ten minutes of light cardiovascular activity, such as fast walking or slow jogging, to increase your heart rate gradually, promote blood flow to your muscles and supply them with more oxygen. To properly prepare your...

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Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

January 25, 2021

Pelvic floor dysfunction is the inability to correctly relax and coordinate your pelvic floor muscles to have a bowel movement. Symptoms include constipation, straining to defecate, having urine or stool leakage, and experiencing a frequent need to pee. Initial treatments include biofeedback, pelvic floor physical therapy and medications. What is pelvic floor dysfunction? Pelvic floor dysfunction is a common condition where you are unable to...

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Maitland's Mobilization Concept

January 23, 2021

The Maitland Concept of Manipulative Physiotherapy, emphasizes a specific way of thinking, continuous evaluation and assessment and the art of manipulative physiotherapy (“know when, how and which techniques to perform, and adapt these to the individual Patient”) and a total commitment to the patient. The application of the Maitland concept can be on the peripheral or spinal joints, both require technical explanation and differ in technical...

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ACL Reconstruction and Rehabilitation

January 23, 2021

The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) = major stabilizing ligament of the knee. ACL tear does not heal and can result in an unstable knee.  It can be surgically repaired with excellent results – in most cases it will be performed arthroscopically. If wanting to return to sports involving twisting/stepping/change of direction, if you have a physically demanding job or want to maintain an active lifestyle you will have it repaired in...

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Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)

January 13, 2021

Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is a painful condition of the elbow caused by overuse. Not surprisingly, playing tennis or other racquet sports can cause this condition. However, several other sports and activities besides sports can also put you at risk. Tennis elbow is inflammation or, in some cases, microtearing of the tendons that join the forearm muscles on the outside of the elbow. The forearm muscles and tendons become...

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