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Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease

August 30 | 2023
Posted by Erin Mills Physiotherapy

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Osgood-Schlatter’s disease (OSD) is a fairly common condition in adolescents that results in knee pain and loss of function. Typically, it is characterized by pain and inflammation just below the knee, especially in individuals that are active and engage in sports and other physical activities.  As a result, this condition can be quite disruptive to a young athlete, who suddenly finds themselves unable to participate fully in practices or games due to pain. Specifically, in this blog, we will discuss causes, symptoms, and effective physiotherapy treatment of OSD.   What causes Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease? OSD is primarily an overuse injury causing the tendon under the knee, the patellar tendon, and the part of the bone it attaches to, the tibial tuberosity to become painful and inflamed. Eventually,  the tendon and bone experience repetitive traction and strain through high intensity movements such as running and jumping, and the tendon pulls on the…

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Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy

August 21 | 2023
Posted by Erin Mills Physiotherapy

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Vestibular rehabilitation therapy is a therapeutical approach to deal with balance issues, dizziness caused due to vestibular dysfunction. It is an exercise-based program to help with: Gaze stability. Postural stability. Vertigo. Balance Gait. Improving daily activities of living affected due to vestibular dysfunction. Conditions treated: Vertigo. Post concussion related dizziness (MVA/Head injury). Dizziness seen in Elderly due to vestibular hypofunction. Psychogenic vertigo. Dizziness with uncertain cause. Conditions that would not benefit from Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy: Meniere’s disease. Labyrinthine pathology. Techniques used for Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy: CRP / Canalith repositioning procedure: It is a technique used when a client experiences vertigo…

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Runner’s Knee? How Physiotherapy Can Help!

August 18 | 2023
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Runner’s Knee Runner’s knee or patellofemoral pain, is a common condition that often affects many individuals, especially of the active and athletic population. The knee pain can be minor to severe and may be felt during only certain activities such as sports, or with day-to-day tasks like climbing up and down stairs. In this blog, we will talk about the causes, symptoms and most importantly, how to treat this pain with physiotherapy. Cause of Patellofemoral Pain For most individuals, the pain is caused by a misalignment of the patella (knee cap) within the femur (thigh bone).…

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Fracture Rehab: What To Expect?

August 16 | 2023
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Fracture Rehab: What To Expect? A fracture is a very serious injury which has severe impacts on your life. It can be a very stressful and overwhelming time as you get used to your new injury and the difficulties it may create in your everyday life. However, with proper care and commitment the the rehabilitation and recovery process, you can regain your strength, mobility, and function. In this blog, we’ll go over the different stages of recovery from a fracture and what to expect from each one. 1. Immediate medical attention at the time of fracture …

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Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex (TFCC) Injury

August 11 | 2023
Posted by Erin Mills Physiotherapy

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Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex (TFCC) Injury The TFCC is a combination of ligament, tendon and cartilage and therefore name as Triangular Fibrocartilage complex. This ligament has a major function of stabilizing and supporting the wrist. It is an important structure connecting the forearm bones to the small bones in wrist, thereby giving you the mobility when you grip object tightly or rotate the wrist. The TFCC provides these movement more support and range while behaving as cushion in the area. What causes TFCC strain or tear? There are two ways your TFCC can give up – either due to injury or any degeneration of these ligament. Injury – most often when you fall on outstretched hand is a common precursor of the TFCC injury or tear. The mechanism could be a sudden impact or a twisting injury. Older adults are more vulnerable as there can be thinning of these ligaments with…

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