Physiotherapy Blog

Chronic Venous Insufficiency

November 29, 2022

Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) is a condition that affects 25-40 percent of women and 10-15 percent of men, respectively. It is commonly known as spider veins or varicose veins. CVI is a disease of the lower limbs where the valves of the Saphenous vein stop working, which leads to the backward flow and subsequent pooling…

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Endurance Training and its Anti-Aging Effects

October 11, 2022

Read below for new research on how endurance training can have an effect your DNA! Telomeres are the protective caps on the strands of chromosomes (DNA). They protect against genome degradation and fusion between two chromosomes. The length of each cap is inversely related to aging and disease. This means that the longer the telomere…

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Role of Inflammation

September 30, 2022

The inflammatory response of the human body is implicated in many diseases and disease progression. Despite its design to help eliminate disease. Inflammation is the body’s response to heal damaged cells, fight off infection, eliminate toxins and more. This mechanism is vital to our survival yet it is identified as the key factor in many…

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Importance of the Rotator Cuff Muscles in Shoulder Function

September 19, 2022

The rotator cuff muscles (Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Teres Minor, and Subscapularis) play an important role in providing shoulder stability. The Gleno-humeral joint (shoulder joint) lacks primary support and is often compared to a golf ball on a tee. Thus, it relies on secondary muscle support for stability. The rotator cuff muscles are collectively known as ‘humeral…

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Tendinitis vs Tendinosis

September 13, 2022

You may have heard of tendinitis and tendinosis but did you ever stop to think what the difference is? Tendinitis is a temporary inflammation of a tendon (3 months or less) due to micro tearing of the collagen fibers that make up the tendon. The degree of inflammation can vary depending on the amount of…

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How Shockwave Therapy Heals Tendon and Ligament Injuries

March 24, 2021

Shockwave therapy refers to low energy pressure waves that go through a person’s skin to ensure healing and precision. It is commonly used as a non-invasive treatment for ligament and tendon injuries, plantar fasciitis, chronic muscle pain, shin splints, and various other conditions for which no other treatment works. As our society is becoming more…

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Ways Physiotherapy Helps With Musculoskeletal Disorders

March 22, 2021

Musculoskeletal disorders encompass any kind of damage to nerves, joints, ligaments, bones, cartilage, tendons, and muscles. These disorders encompass a wide variety of conditions, making it possible for them to affect adults, children, and athletes. These include rotator cuff tears, ankle sprains, carpal tunnel syndrome, ACL ruptures, fibromyalgia and various other conditions that can cause large…

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Benefits of Shockwave Therapy

February 9, 2021

Shockwave therapy uses shockwaves to treat patients with different medical conditions such as chronic muscle pain, plantar fasciitis, jumpers knee, stress fractures and more. It involves passing shockwaves or impulses of energy through the skin to the injured area. The shockwaves are delivered to the damaged tissues to promote cell regeneration and accelerate the repair.…

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Dry Needling FAQ

February 8, 2021

A new way of treating neuropathic pain has developed using acupuncture needles that allows for the nerve impulses to be “rebooted.” This technique is known as dry needling.     Dry Needling Vs Acupuncture While dry needling technique was developed using thin needles like the ones used in acupuncture, the two are entirely different practices.…

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