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Physiotherapy

Running and Plantar Fasciitis

Running is becoming one of the most common sports activities all over the world. However, with its increasing popularity comes the increasing prevalence of running-related injuries. Plantar fasciitis is an overuse injury characterized by localized heel or arch pain which increases with your first steps in the morning or after prolonged inactivity. Additional symptoms include…

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Running Injuries: ITB Syndrome

Running Injuries:ITB syndrome When runners start getting pain in the outside knee, they may be experiencing a tight iliotibial band (ITB) that is pulling at the knee. Iliotibial band is a band of connective tissue that originates in a muscle in the hip (tensor fasciae latae) and extends downwards over the lateral quadriceps muscles and…

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Rotator Cuff Injuries

Rotator Cuff Injuries You often hear professional baseball players suffer from rotator cuff injuries. They get injured, and are often out for the rest of the season, requiring surgical repair. But what exactly is a rotator cuff and what can you do to prevent an injury?     What is a rotator cuff?   The…

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December War Up- Chili Recipe

 Winter Chilli             An easy and delicious chilli recipe to warm the soul this winter. Perfect for potluck parties, and still delicious when reheated throughout the week. Eat it on its own or as a dip with tortilla chips. Ingredients (8-10 servings) 2 pounds ground beef chuck 1 pound bulk Italian…

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Bracing: Brace or Tape?

Bracing: Tape or brace? Do I need a brace? This really depends on your specific condition, and everyone is different. Bracing can help with minimizing pain, improving function, or earlier return to sports. There are 3 goals of bracing or taping:   Rehabilitative bracing provides support for an injured limb/structure, immobilization for recent injuries, or…

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Knee Injuries- ACL, Meniscus Tear

Knee injuries:  ACL Meniscus tears           Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are common injuries in sports like football, rugby, soccer, basketball, and hockey. Once you have sustained an injury, it is important to retrain the muscles and body movement, to minimize the risk of re-injury.   What is the ACL? The anterior cruciate ligament is a…

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Back to School: Backpack Safety

Back-to-School: Backpack safety to prevent back pain in children Children with back pain have a higher chance of having back pain as adults. Heavy backpacks and increased time spent carrying a backpack are both associated with back pain in children and adolescents. Other factors include: family history, time spent sitting/watching television, high growth rate, tight…

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Soccer Injuries and Physiotherapy

Soccer Injuries and Physiotherapy Hamstring strains, groin strains, ankle sprains, fractures of arms or legs. Many injuries can occur due to sports.  The cause? Nature of the sport (contact), playing on uneven grounds, and muscle imbalances or weaknesses makes us more susceptible to certain injuries.   What can you do to minimize your risk of…

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Can Physiotherapy Help You?

How can Physiotherapy help you? Worldwide, physiotherapists are trained to assess and treat people with neurological, cardiorespiratory, or musculoskeletal conditions. Today, we will focus mainly on physiotherapists in private practice clinics, focusing on musculoskeletal conditions.   All people from different aspects of life can benefit from Physiotherapy services. Whether you are an athlete (from weekend…

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Exercise and Sleep

Exercise and Sleep It has been concluded that people sleep significantly better and feel more alert during the day if they get at least 150 minutes of exercise each week. A study using a nationally represented sample of men and women between the ages 18-85, found that 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity a…

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