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Physiotherapy: Did You Know It Can Help With These Conditions?

November 07 | 2023
Posted by Sharon Tierney

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When most people think about physiotherapy, they usually think about getting treated for a muscle pain, or other strain or sprain. However, the benefits of physiotherapy extend beyond just the musculoskeletal tissues of the body. In this blog post, we discuss through some of the lesser known conditions or symptoms that can improve with physiotherapy Pelvic health physiotherapy for pelvic pain or dysfunction Firstly, pelvic health physiotherapy may be right for you if you experience pain or dysfunction in the pelvic area. This may include but is not limited to pain during intercourse, and pain or abnormal control over urination and bowel movements (urgency, incontinence, retention) and prenatal and post-natal care. Both men and women may benefit from pelvic health physiotherapy. Cancer rehabilitation Secondly, physiotherapy can help manage the many side effects of cancer treatment after surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. Addressing these side effects can help you increase the quality…

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Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy

August 21 | 2023
Posted by Sharon Tierney

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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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Vestibular Rehabilitation

August 11 | 2021
Posted by Sharon Tierney

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Vestibular Rehabilitation – What is it? Vestibular rehabilitation involves the treatment of disorders related to the vestibular system of the body.  However, to understand these types of conditions and the treatment that is involved, it is helpful to know a little about the vestibular system. What is the vestibular system? The vestibular system is a complex system that deals with controlling balance and eye movements. It includes structures that are found in the inner ear and the brain The vestibular system picks up information about movement and spatial orientation from your surroundings and sends this information to the brain This system allows us to do all our daily activities from reading, driving, walking, running and playing sports to name just a few. The brain combines this information with other sensory information from your body to coordinate smooth and well-timed movements As a result, if there is a disease or injury…

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Neck related dizziness

December 08 | 2020
Posted by Sharon Tierney

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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
Posted by Sharon Tierney

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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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