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Fibromyalgia

January 14 | 2021
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FIBROMYALGIA Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition. It is often associated with widespread symptoms including fatigue, pain and sleep disturbances.   Causes and Risk Factors It is unclear as to what causes fibromyalgia. However, there are some causes which might be increasing your risk of getting fibromyalgia: Genetics- You could be ay a higher risk for fibromyalgia if it runs in your family Stress- Emotional or physical stresses have been known to aggravate or cause this condition Age- Women have been found to be at a higher risk Symptoms of Fibromyalgia: The symptoms may vary from individual to individual but, following are some of the commonest symptoms- Fatigue- One of the commonest symptom is fatigue Pain- Pain that lasts > 3 months and widespread pain at several sites in the body Sleep disturbances-  You could have sleep disturbances or non restorative sleep (sleeping for long but not feeling rested) Reduced exercise…

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Posture

December 22 | 2020
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IS POOR POSTURE THE CAUSE OF YOUR PAIN? Did you know that current research suggests 80% individuals will experience back pain at some time in their lives? There are several causes that can lead to back pain-degenerative changes, herniated discs, poor posture, pulled/torn muscle /ligament around the spine, kidney stones or many other pathological causes. Of all these various causes, there is one thing that can be controlled and taken care of by you-POSTURE!   WHAT EXACTLY IS A POOR POSTURE? Any position that places our spine in unnatural curves (most often a C shape) instead of the normal S shape curve is a poor posture (see picture below). S shaped curve allows for equal weight distribution as well as flexibility of the spine. Poor posture is known to affect not just the spine but also the surrounding ligaments and muscles. Prolonged poor postures lead to a lot of pressure…

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Neck related dizziness

December 08 | 2020
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Neck related dizziness Neck related or cervicogenic dizziness is one of the common causes of dizziness and affects 45-80% population. However, while treating the symptoms of being dizzy/light-headed, this diagnosis is commonly missed. How can it come from the neck? Nerves from the upper part of the neck connect with the vestibular system(area of the brain responsible for balance). As a result, any injury or impairment in the upper neck like car accident (whiplash), abnormal posture or any inflammatory condition could eventually lead to disturbance in the vestibular system. This, in turn, leads to dizziness. How to know if your dizziness is related to your neck? If you are experiencing lightheadedness, unsteadiness, feeling imbalanced and above all, feeling like your external environment is spinning Moreover, if your symptoms comes with moving the head quickly in any direction, during sitting or standing up Further, if you are experiencing headache and neck…

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Physiotherapy Etobicoke

November 30 | 2020
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Physiotherapy Etobicoke How do I know what physiotherapy clinic to choose? Physiotherapy is an important health care service in  Mississauga and Etobicoke.  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 and Etobicoke, 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 As someone…

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Physiotherapy Mississauga

November 12 | 2020
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Physiotherapy Mississauga Why choose PhysioNow for Physiotherapy Mississauga? • Over 16 years of providing top rated Physiotherapy Mississauga There are 4 convenient locations- Erin Mills, Applewood, Lorne Park and Long Branch • Awards/nominations? PhysioNow: nominated for a Top Choice Award in 2020. • A team of highly qualified physiotherapists and massage therapists All of our physiotherapists and massage therapists have several years of experience in their field and are registered in good standing with the College of Physiotherapy and Massage Therapy. • Services we offer Services are provided for all ages and for a variety of conditions. For instance,  our therapists are specialized in several areas including manual therapy, acupuncture, vestibular rehabilitation, concussion , sports injuries, pelvic health and soft tissue techniques. Lower Back Pain Treatments Donjoy Defiance ACL Repair Brace Return To Sport After ACL Ligament Repair…

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