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What is a chronic low back pain?

September 27 | 2022
Posted by Erin Mills Physiotherapy

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What is a Chronic low back pain? Although commonly used word for being in pain for a long time is ‘Chronic’, I would like to call it ‘Persistent Pain’. Because, the word Chronic seems to have a very negative connotation to it. Also,  It is a general belief that if you have ‘Chronic Pain’, you will likely not get better, and you will have to live with pain forever! If you wish to get more knowledge about persistent pain, please visit this link. https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/Living-with-persistent-pain Chronic pain speedometer Case review of chronic low back pain Let us take an example here of a person who has low back pain, and has had that for many years. They have had X-ray and an MRI done which shows some minor degenerative changes. There is no major nerve compression. However, there may be some minor disc bulge which their family…

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Pain relief for seniors

July 26 | 2022
Posted by Erin Mills Physiotherapy

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Pain Relief from Aging It is important for seniors  to stay active to make sure they remain strong and independent through the later years of their life. Many seniors also develop joint and muscle pain as they age and staying active can really help manage these symptoms. Let us discuss about some exercises to get pain relief from aging. However, if you need to know further what are the changes happening to your bones and muscles visit this link. https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/ageing-muscles-bones-and-joints Here are some exercises that seniors can do at home to help with pain relief! Sit to Stand Sit to stand activity  Start by sitting on a firm chair.  Get up from the chair and get into a standing position without using your hands for support.  Stay standing for 2-3 seconds and then slowly lower yourself back into the chair without using your hands.  Repeat this movement…

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DIASTASIS RECTI

June 21 | 2022
Posted by Erin Mills Physiotherapy

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  Diastasis Recti is a condition where there is a partial or complete separation due to overstretching of the Rectus abdominis muscles. Rectus abdominis muscle or the six-pack muscle is a long muscle of the abdominal wall running from the lower rib cage to the pelvic bone, it runs vertically on both sides of the Linea alba. The function of the muscle is to help in trunk flexion, expiration, and compression of abdominal viscera. It is commonly seen in Pregnancy and post-delivery. Multiparous or multiple pregnancy. Obesity in male and female. New born mostly premature due to muscle being not fully developed or connected. How to identify if you have one. When you notice a bulge in your stomach while straining or contracting your abdominal muscles. Lying on your back with knees and hip bend / crook lying, keep your fingers just above your belly button area, lift your head…

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PELVIC PAIN AND PELVIC FLOOR DYSFUNCTION

March 24 | 2022
Posted by Erin Mills Physiotherapy

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PELVIC PAIN AND PELVIC FLOOR DYSFUNCTION What is pelvic pain and pelvic floor dysfunction? There are a number of conditions which cause pain and pelvic floor dysfunction. We have discussed a few of those conditions here today. Fortunately most of the conditions are treated with physiotherapy interventions. Pelvic pain and dysfunction Common conditions related with internal pelvic structures: Provoked vestibulodynia: In this your pelvic area is very sensitive to touch or pressure. You will feel pain with light touch, pressure, inserting tampons, wearing tight pants or intercourse. urinary urgency Vaginismus: You feel difficulty and/or pain with vaginal penetration. This will lead to avoidance of sexual activity or internal pelvic examination. Bladder pain syndrome: You feel pain and pressure with urge to urinate at any time. You will get an increased urge to urinate. Symptoms usually starts with bladder infection. Dysmenorrhea: You will feel painful cramps with…

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Physiotherapy Etobicoke

November 30 | 2020
Posted by Erin Mills Physiotherapy

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Physiotherapy Etobicoke How do I know what physiotherapy clinic to choose? Physiotherapy is an important health care service in  Mississauga, Etobicoke and Oakville.  Many people need physiotherapy treatment to help with their pain and recover from their injuries.  Physiotherapy can help improve the quality of life for many people of all ages. What are the problems that people run into with choosing a clinic? In large cities like Mississauga, Etobicoke and Oakville, there is a lot of demand for physiotherapy.  As a result, there has been an increased number of clinics.  However, the problem that a lot of people have is that there are too many different clinics to choose from.    Unfortunately, there are quite a few clinics that do not provide good service and care for their patients.  Therefore, it becomes a guessing game as to which ones are actually good. Things to consider…

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