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Most Popular Physiotherapy Treatments of 2021

December 30 | 2021
Posted by Erin Mills Physiotherapy

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2021 is definitely an interesting year to reflect on.  The Covid-19 pandemic certainly creates a new and different challenge for physiotherapy.  Let’s have a look at the most popular reasons why people came in for treatment at PhysioNow in 2021! Reason #1:  Neck & Back Pain Neck and back pain are definitely the most common symptom that led people to PhysioNow in 2021.  This was due to several different factors.   The most important being that majority of office staff shifted to working from home.  This means that they are working in home offices that are not always ergonomically correct.  Additionally, most people who work from home end up spending more time sitting in front of their screens without getting up and moving around.  As a result, stiffness in the back is produced and continues to progress and become painful. Reason #2: Shoulder Pain Shoulder pain is another popular reason for…

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What is a total knee replacement?

December 16 | 2021
Posted by Erin Mills Physiotherapy

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What is a total knee replacement? A total knee replacement is a surgery where the damaged portions for your knee joint are replaced with metal prosthesis.  The damage to the knee joint is usually as a result of arthritis.  These changes to the joint have likely accumulated over several years.   A total knee replacement is considered if pain is no longer manageable or if function is severely restricted. How do I get the best outcome after a knee replacement surgery? There are many factors that can influence the surgery results and make it more likely that you have a successful outcome. Surgery without complications Firstly, the surgery itself has to be successful in replacing the damaged joint without resulting in any surgical complications.  The most common complications that can happen after any surgery include infection and blood clots. Pain management Next, it is important to have good pain management after…

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Low back pain physiotherapy has many benefits!

December 08 | 2021
Posted by Erin Mills Physiotherapy

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What is Low Back Pain? Low back pain physiotherapy is one of the most commonly sought out treatments.  More specifically, low back pain can be very debilitating.  Consequently, people want to find ways to help manage their symptoms so that they can return to their usual lifestyles. Research says several reasons have been identified as possible causes of low back pain.  For example: Sedentary life-style Industrial work Poor posture Depression High body mass index Poor ergonomics at work More specifically, 60-70% of people are suffering from mechanical low back pain. Importantly, it is important to realize that low back pain is a condition and not a disease.  Therefore, the exact cause of the pain is often difficult to chase.  However, despite this, physiotherapy treatment for mechanical low back pain is very effective. What is a low back sprain/strain? Low back strain/sprain can happen suddenly or with doing repetitive movements overtime. …

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Concussion management – tips for self care

December 02 | 2021
Posted by Erin Mills Physiotherapy

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What is a concussion? Concussion management is important for the recovery of a concussion, which is a form of a traumatic brain injury.  A concussion results from getting either a direct or indirect trauma to the head.  The trauma to the brain produces changes in the brain chemistry that can result in a wide variety of symptoms.  These symptoms can clear up within a couple of weeks.  However, for some people the symptoms can last for several weeks and months. How do you know that you have a concussion? A concussion injury results in a unique set of symptoms and limitations.  The signs and symptoms of a concussion include: Headache Dizziness Nausea and/or vomiting Sensitivity to light Sensitivity to sound Sleep disturbance Excessive fatigue Poor concentration Feeling frustrated or impatient Visual disturbances Poor balance Taking longer to think Restlessness Fogginess These symptoms require some form of concussion management to improve…

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