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Total Knee Replacement?

July 14 | 2022
Posted by Erin Mills Physiotherapy

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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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Pelvic floor physio helps with pelvic floor dysfunction and to alleviate pain.

June 30 | 2022
Posted by Erin Mills Physiotherapy

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Pelvic floor physiotherapy helps in treating pelvic floor dysfunction to alleviate pain. Pelvic floor muscles sit like a hammock to hold and support the pelvic organ. For an optimal function the pelvic floor these muscles should contract to maintain continence and prolapse. They have to relax to allow for urination, bowel movements, and in women, sexual intercourse. Conditions treated due to hyper and hypotonic pelvic floor muscles are: Urinary incontinence (stress, urge, mixed) due to age, after child birth, or post abdominal surgery. Pelvic organ prolapse which includes: uterine, bladder, rectal prolapse. Pelvic pain. Common causes for pelvic pain are…

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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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Work from Home?

May 10 | 2022
Posted by Erin Mills Physiotherapy

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Work from Home? Be active from home too! With changing times , continuing  to work from home  seems very appealing. But is it really safe for your body? Excessive sitting behaviour has increased more than ever since Covid times in the comfort of your home. This increases the risk of Low back and upper back pain, wrist pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, headaches and other overuse injuries. How many breaks do you take from your chair? Are you using a chair while you work from home? At Physio Now it’s our mission to help you get more active and also…

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Migraine Management

March 25 | 2022
Posted by Erin Mills Physiotherapy

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  What is Migraine and how does it feel? Migraine is type of headache which radiates to jaw, eyes, one of face and neck and shoulder sometimes. It can cause throbbing and severe sensations on your one side of face including jaw and eyes and forehead. Sometimes, it is accompanied by other symptoms like pressure in back of head, pulsating sensation on face, sensitive to noise, light, nausea and vomiting. Migraine management is of utmost important from the time you start experiencing it. Symptoms: Migraine attacks are long lasting depending on the patient. It can vary from hours to days. Sometimes, it is severe enough to interfere in your daily life and work life. Sign and symptoms: Pressure/tension in different area of head, usually in back of the head Difficulty in Concentration Nausea and sometimes accompanied by fever Vomiting Sensitive to noise Sensitive to lights Flashes on face Visual disturbance…

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