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Accident Rehabilitation

December 01 | 2018
Posted by Sharon Tierney

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Accident Rehabilitation What is Accident Rehabilitation? Motor vehicle accidents happen everyday in Ontario.  As a result, they produce a lot of pain, disability and stress for those involved. The impact can be quite debilitating. Accident rehabilitation is treatment that is given after being involved in a motor vehicle accident. It is important to seek out Registered Physiotherapists who are experienced in Accident Rehabilitation to ensure proper recovery. At PhysioNow we offer high quality Registered Physiotherapy and Registered Massage therapy treatments to help you recover from your injuries. Registered Massage Therapy Who is entitled to receive Accident Rehabilitation? Any person who has been involved in a motor vehicle accident in Ontario is entitled to receive Accident Rehabilitation benefits . This would include if you were a pedestrian hit by a vehicle.  It would also include coverage for treatment if you were involved in…

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Sciatica

November 15 | 2018
Posted by Sharon Tierney

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Sciatica Sciatica Sciatica is a term that gets used quite frequently in the physiotherapy world. This refers to pain, tingling and/or numbness that goes down the back, hip or entire leg. Who can get Sciatica? It can happen to both younger and older adults for a variety of reasons. For some, it starts after a traumatic event like a slip and fall or after a motor vehicle accident. It can seem like pain develops out of nowhere for others. Pain can start gradually then suddenly increase in severity. The majority of the time, sciatica is a condition that starts with some mechanical changes in the low back that build up gradually over a period of time. What is Sciatica? The term sciatica itself refers to irritation of the sciatic nerve It is the largest nerve in our body This nerve has its roots at the lower…

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Fracture Rehabilitation

November 05 | 2018
Posted by Sharon Tierney

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Fracture Treatments Mississauga & Etobicoke _ PhysioNow Fracture types Fracture Rehabilitation Fractures are common injuries .  They can happen to people of all ages, from the very young to the very old.  The majority of fractures occur with trauma to the bone.  It could be  either from a fall or a blunt force.  Most people can readily feel that they have a broken bone. This is because the signs and symptoms can be very obvious. Some of these indicators of Fracture are: Swelling or bruising over a bone Deformity of an arm or leg Pain that gets worse with any movement or added pressure Inability to put any weight through the injured area Protruding bone through the skin (in the case of open fractures) In some cases, however, fractures can be less obvious.  Some ankle fractures may look a lot like ankle sprains. You may not…

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Heat therapy

January 21 | 2018
Posted by Sharon Tierney

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Heat and Cold therapy How it works When we apply Heat therapy, it improves circulation and blood flow to  that area due to increased temperature. Heat therapy can relax and soothe muscles and heal damaged tissue. Types Dry Heat therapy includes sources like heating pads, dry heating packs, and even saunas. This heat is easy to apply. Moist Heat therapy includes sources like steamed towels, moist heating packs, Theratherm heating pads that take moisture from the air, or hot baths. Moist heat may be slightly more effective as well as require less application time for the same results. Contraindications diabetes dermatitis vascular diseases deep vein thrombosis multiple sclerosis (MS)  Heat is useful for relieving: osteoarthritis strains and sprains tendonitis, or chronic irritation and stiffness in the tendons warming up stiff muscles or tissue before activity relieving pain or spasms relating to neck or back injury, including the lower back Cold…

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Benefits of massage therapy 

December 17 | 2017
Posted by Sharon Tierney

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There are many Benefits of massage therapy.  Below you will find some of the injuries that benefit most from massage therapy. Whiplash Injury A common injury from a motor vehicle accident, whiplash is a neck sprain resulting from the sudden forces typical of a car crash. Symptoms Neck stiffness Headache Dizziness Paresthesia Shoulder, back or arm pain Benefits of massage therapy Massage therapy can be used for the treatment of both acute and chronic conditions. RMTs can work with a wide variety of patients, of all ages, in the treatment of illness, injury rehabilitation and disability. Fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia is associated with widespread chronic pain, fatigue, memory problems and mood changes. It occurs more often in women than in men. It is not a disease, but rather a syndrome that can be managed. Benefits of massage therapy The first will be relaxation to improve sleep. The second benefit is improved muscle…

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