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Osteoarthritis: How Physiotherapy Can Stop Your Pain

February 13 | 2024
Posted by Erin Mills Physiotherapy

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Osteoarthritis in the knee. Image by jcomp on Freepik What is osteoarthritis (OA)? Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis. Alternatively, some people call it degenerative joint disease or “wear and tear” arthritis. It occurs most frequently in the hands, hips, and knees. With OA, the cartilage within a joint begins to break down and the underlying bone begins to change. These changes usually develop slowly and get worse over time. Eventually, it can cause pain, stiffness, and swelling. In more severe cases, it also causes reduced function and disability; some people are no longer able to do daily tasks or work. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most prevalent joint disease and a leading cause of disability in older adults. Signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis: Pain or aching Stiffness Decreased range of motion (or flexibility) Swelling Risk factors: Joint injury or overuse—Injury or overuse, such…

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Aquafit: Dive into a fun workout!

July 28 | 2023
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Aquafit: Dive Into a Fun Workout! Aquafit Trying to get in shape but joint pain is holding you back? Are you looking for a new and exciting way to start exercising? Look no further than aquafit! Aquafit, also known as hydrotherapy, or aqua therapy is a workout done in the water to increase fitness and strength. In this article, we will talk about the top 4 benefits of aquafit and how it can be used by our physiotherapy patients. 1. Low-impact, big results The biggest benefit of that it is very gentle on the joints, minimizing…

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Say Goodbye to Knee Pain with Orthopedic Custom Knee Brace!

May 04 | 2023
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Say Goodbye and Beat knee pain with an Orthopedic Custom Knee Brace! Here at PhysioNow, we can help you recover from your knee pain faster by providing you with a Custom Knee Brace. There are many types of knee braces available for purchase. Therefore, it can be overwhelming to know which brace is best for you so does the type of knee pain. In this article, we will give you an overview of custom knee braces. Also, provide instructions on how to start the process of ordering your custom knee brace. Who can get a custom knee brace for knee pain? Custom knee braces are most used for individuals with/after: Post-operative recovery Knee instability Osteoarthritis Ligament or meniscal injuries Moreover, the brace is constructed using precise measurements taken from your leg. It is designed to only fit you. Why get a custom knee brace? Is it worth it for knee…

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Massage Therapy and it’s Facts!

April 03 | 2023
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What is Massage Therapy? Massage Therapy, provided by a Registered Massage Therapist includes manipulation of soft tissues of the body. These soft tissues may include muscles, tendons, fascia, ligaments, and connective tissue. The therapist will use a variety of different massage techniques and provide pressure to alleviate pain, discomfort, and stress. For example, some of the most popular massage therapy techniques include deep tissue massage, Swedish massage, trigger point release, and myofascial release. How was massage created? The concept of therapeutic touch and a healing touch in relation to massage therapy can be dated back in time to over 5 000 years ago. It was found to relieve pain, help to heal, reduce stress and increase relaxation.  Historically, in China, these methods were thought to fix the flow of energy throughout the body and realign the body’s natural state. However, in India, it was practiced as a sacred method of…

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Total Knee Replacement?

July 14 | 2022
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TKR Surgery Treatment Treatment for TKR starts as you are going in for the surgery. Did you know your muscle loses strength right after surgery?  To avoid this start strength training at least three weeks before surgery. Treatment Options at PhysioNow 1-  Strengthening Speak with your doctor if he could refer you to a physiotherapist. With our physios at Physio Now your knee will not lose strength after surgery. Learn new exercises at Physio Now to maintain specific functional strength. 2-  Proprioception We can help you with strengthening and regaining your balance  3- Stretching severe and long lasting…

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