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3 Kinds of “Everyday Athletes” Who Can Benefit From Athletic Therapy

firefighters on duty

When someone mentions athletic therapy, we instantly think of a nasty sports injury that would’ve led to the need for this treatment. It’s in the name, after all, and yes, athletes are the majority of clients who opt for it. That said, athletic therapy isn’t just for professional or amateur athletes. In fact, you don’t even need to have sustained a sports injury to need this treatment. Athletic therapy is beneficial for all sorts of people. From those who live active lifestyles to those who try to make up for it on the weekends, athletic therapy is for everyone. Here are a few types of “everyday athletes” who benefit from athletic therapy. The Firefighter* Firefighters are first responders, meaning that they often find themselves in unpredictable and demanding situations. It also means that they need to be active and alert when on the job, and can go from filling up paperwork

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How Physiotherapy Can Accelerate the Recovery Process

a man with an injury receiving physiotherapy

Physiotherapy has become a lot more popular in the last couple of years and is now widely used for treating different types of injuries. It may be used as a standalone treatment or be combines with other therapeutic practices to facilitate the recovery process. Using a holistic approach, physiotherapy caters to the patient’s overall health and well-being, strengthening the body so that the pain and discomfort caused by the injury can be alleviated. So, does physiotherapy accelerate the healing process? The answer to that is yes. Physiotherapy involves a bunch of techniques that promote muscle repair. Ice therapy, for instance, helps in reducing the swelling caused by an injury. Likewise, sports massages conducted as part of physiotherapy improve circulation and nourish the injured muscles and tissues. Thus, the person receiving physiotherapy is likely to recover more quickly than they would’ve otherwise if this form of alternate medicine wasn’t included in the

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3 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid After Knee Replacement

Nearly 75,000 knee replacements were performed in Canada in 2018–2019, making it one of the most common orthopaedic procedures performed. Knee replacement surgeries are an effective and safe way to help patients improve mobility, quality of life, and resume normal activities. Research shows that 82% of total knee replacements are still successfully functioning after 25 years. Patients report significant improvements in stiffness, pain, vitality, social functioning, and physical function. In fact, the authors of a study reported that knee replacement provides “profound improvements of physical activity for majority patients.” Knee replacement surgery requires proper aftercare to ensure the patient recovers completely and receives optimal results with their surgery. In this blog post, we’ll look at common knee replacement post-surgical mistakes that can slow down the healing process: 1. Skipping Rehab Or Physiotherapy Depending on your age, mobility, and the extent of your surgery, your doctor will recommend visiting a physiotherapist several times a week. Professionally-administered

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How to Get Back to Your Former Lifestyle ASAP After Knee Surgery

Knee replacement surgery is becoming more and more common as people are living longer than ever before. Many questions arise when trying to make the decision to have replacement surgery – Will my knee pain go away? Will I be able to return to the activities I used to enjoy? Will I lose or gain range of motion (ROM)? The answer to all of these questions is it depends! Main factors that it depends on include: How much did the arthritis change your knee joint capsule properties? A general thought is that if you waited longer before getting a replacement, you may have experienced a shortening of the joint capsule fibers called a joint contracture. This usually limits the amount of ROM that a patient will be able to regain.  How weak were your leg muscles prior to surgery? Did your knee pain lead you to living a sedentary life?

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Back Pain: Scoliosis

Scoliosis is an abnormal side to side “S” or “C” curvature of the spine that often leads to pain and discomfort especially during the growing years. Most cases have no identifiable cause and are often classified as congenital or developmental. The degree of curvature can range from mild (<20 degrees), moderate (25-40 degrees), to severe (>50 degrees). The patient pictured above came to Motion Science complaining of back pain that was exacerbated by sitting for extended periods (university student). A thorough assessment allowed us to identify contributing factors that we then isolated and worked on individually using manual therapy, soft tissue techniques, and active exercises. You can see the reduction in the lateral curvature of the thoracic and lumbar spine, a reset scapular position, decreased shoulder height difference, and a decreased right rib hump. The patient had immediate improvement in pain and function! An accurate diagnosis of contributing factors and

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Shoulder Pain: Forward Shoulder Posture

Shoulder injuries are among the most commonly treated conditions we see here at the clinic. Although there is no cookie-cutter approach for these types of injuries, a lot of shoulder pain is preceded by having forward shoulder posture. Forward shoulder posture narrows the tunnel that shoulder muscles, ligaments, tendons, and bursa need to slide through. Over time this leads to fraying, thickening, inflammation and subsequent pain. This also increases your chances of getting tears.   Most shoulder injuries occur from having forward shoulder posture combined with a compromising activity such as an overhead press at the gym or sometimes as simple repetitive movement above shoulder height.  At Motion Science Physiotherapy, we not only address your pain but we work to reverse the cause of your pain so you can remain pain-free. As I mentioned, there is no cookie-cutter approach – a thorough assessment helps us determine the cause so that we

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Your appointment time is reserved just for you. A late cancellation or missed visit leaves a hole in the therapists’ day that could have been filled by another patient. As such, we require 24 hours notice for any cancellations or changes to your appointment. Patients who provide less than 24 hours notice, or miss their appointment, will be charged a cancellation fee.

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