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Fracture Rehabilitation

November 05 | 2018
Posted by Sharon Tierney

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Fracture Rehabilitation Fractures are common injuries .  They can happen to people of all ages, from the very young to the very old.  The majority of fractures occur with trauma to the bone.  It could be  either from a fall or a blunt force.  Most people can readily feel that they have a broken bone. This is because the signs and symptoms can be very obvious. Some of these indicators of Fracture are: Swelling or bruising over a bone Deformity of an arm or leg Pain that gets worse with any movement or added pressure Inability to put any weight through the injured area Protruding bone through the skin (in the case of open fractures) In some cases, however, fractures can be less obvious.  Some ankle fractures may look a lot like ankle sprains. You may not even know that it was a fracture until it shows up on an…

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Press Release – PhysioNow Opening New Clinic in Long Branch

August 13 | 2018
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Aug. 28 – Toronto, Ont. – PhysioNow Urgent Physiotherapy Care is proud to announce the opening of a new location in the Long Branch neighbourhood in the west end of Toronto in Etobicoke. The Long Branch clinic is set to open on Sept. 10, 2018 with the grand opening scheduled for Sept. 29, 2018. At the grand opening, there will be facility tours, new equipment demos, and the chance to enter a draw for free products and services. The Long Branch Physiotherapy Clinic, located at 3715 Lake Shore Blvd. W. will be PhysioNow’s first location in Toronto proper. Located in west Etobicoke, it will also serve east Mississauga residents. The new clinic will be easily accessible from Brown’s Line and is just a short walk from the Long Branch Go Station. PhysioNow’s Long Branch Clinic will specialize in: Physiotherapy Vestibular Rehabilitation Registered Massage Therapy Motor Vehicle Accidents Sports Injuries Concussion…

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TMJ syndrome

January 31 | 2018
Posted by Sharon Tierney

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TMJ syndrome TMJ syndrome is broadly classified into 2 syndromes. The temporo- mandibular joint (TMJ) is the synovial joint that connects the jaw to the skull. These joints are located just in front of each ear. Classification of TMJ syndrome TMD is broadly classified into 2 syndromes: • Muscle-related TMD (myogenous TMD), sometimes called TMD secondary to myofascial pain and dysfunction • Joint-related TMD, or TMD secondary to true articular disease Causes of TMJ syndrome • trauma • disease, • wear and tear due to aging • oral habits, such as chewing gum, tobacco, candy or ice grinding your teeth or clenching your jaw   Signs and Symptoms of TMJ syndrome • Pain in the jaw • Clicking and popping sound in the ear • Pain while chewing the food • Stiff and sore jaw muscles • headaches Treatment for TMJ syndrome  general • including heat to the joint, •…

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Heat therapy

January 21 | 2018
Posted by Sharon Tierney

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Heat and Cold therapy How it works When we apply Heat therapy, it improves circulation and blood flow to  that area due to increased temperature. Heat therapy can relax and soothe muscles and heal damaged tissue. Types Dry Heat therapy includes sources like heating pads, dry heating packs, and even saunas. This heat is easy to apply. Moist Heat therapy includes sources like steamed towels, moist heating packs, Theratherm heating pads that take moisture from the air, or hot baths. Moist heat may be slightly more effective as well as require less application time for the same results. Contraindications diabetes dermatitis vascular diseases deep vein thrombosis multiple sclerosis (MS)  Heat is useful for relieving: osteoarthritis strains and sprains tendonitis, or chronic irritation and stiffness in the tendons warming up stiff muscles or tissue before activity relieving pain or spasms relating to neck or back injury, including the lower back Cold…

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Labyrinthitis

January 07 | 2018
Posted by Sharon Tierney

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Labyrinthitis is an inner ear disorder. The two vestibular nerves in your inner ear send your brain information about your spatial navigation and balance control. When one of these nerves becomes inflamed, it creates a condition known as labyrinthitis. Symptoms: dizziness vertigo loss of balance nausea and vomiting tinnitus, which is characterized by a ringing or buzzing in your ear loss of hearing in the high-frequency range in one ear difficulty focusing your eyes Causes respiratory illnesses, such as bronchitis viral infections of the inner ear stomach viruses herpes viruses bacterial infections, including bacterial middle ear infections infectious organisms, such as the organism that causes Lyme disease If you would like to learn more about Labyrinthitis, please check out this link. Diagnosis Tests to check for the condition may include: hearing tests blood tests a CT or MRI scan of your head to record images of your cranial structures electroencephalogram…

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