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Why should you get physiotherapy for ankle sprains?

November 01 | 2021
Posted by Erin Mills Physiotherapy

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  Physiotherapy for ankle sprains is an important part of recovery.  There are many different types of ankle injuries.   Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries that lead people to seek out treatment at PhysioNow.  However, some people choose to let an ankle sprain recover on its own without the help of a Registered Physiotherapist.  Unfortunately, this can prevent full recovery of the injury and result in long term issues with the ankle. What is an ankle sprain? An ankle sprain happens when there is injury to one of the ligaments of the ankle.  More specifically, a ligament is a soft tissue structures that connects a bones to bones.  Ligaments provide stability to the ankle joint.  This means that they keep the ankle secure and able to react to a variety of movements and forces. There are 3 main sets of ligaments that help stabilize the ankle: Lateral ligaments…

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5 Tips for Managing Knee Pain

October 14 | 2021
Posted by Erin Mills Physiotherapy

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What causes knee pain? Managing knee pain is a common concern for many people.   It can feel too difficult and there is always a fear of making the pain worse. Especially, when knee pain can be caused by several different reasons.  For example: Muscle and tendon strains Ligament sprains Bursitis Osteoarthritis Meniscus tears Patellar-femoral pain Dislocations Post-Surgery What can I do to help manage my knee pain? There are several things that you can try to help reduce or solve your knee pain on your own.  Apply heat or ice An easy home remedy for managing knee pain at home is applying either heat or ice to the area.  However, there is always some confusion about whether heat or ice is the better option.  As a general rule of thumb we say:  If there was a sudden trauma and the area is showing signs of inflammation, such as swelling and…

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Benefits of Acupuncture for Headaches

October 07 | 2021
Posted by Erin Mills Physiotherapy

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What is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is a component of traditional Chinese and Western Medicine.  It involves inserting very thin/fine needles into certain points on your body targeting the nerves or energy points in the body.  This treatment helps to reduce pain and improve function.  At PhysioNow, many of our physiotherapists perform acupuncture treatment for many orthopedic conditions.  One of the most common reasons, patients seek out acupuncture is for the treatment of headaches. Types of Acupuncture and its benefits for headaches There are 2 types of acupuncture: Chinese Acupuncture This approach stimulates specific pressure points, which restores the flow of positive energy throughout your body and removes the negative energy that is causing pain. Western/medical Acupuncture This type stimulates various systems of your body (for example, the nervous system and vascular system) to promote a healing response. The points where needles are inserted stimulate the nerves to release hormones such as…

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Benefits of Massage Therapy

September 30 | 2021
Posted by Erin Mills Physiotherapy

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What is Massage Therapy?   Massage therapy offers many benefits for recovery.  This type of treatment involves the hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body.  These tissues include:  Muscles Tendons Connective tissues Ligaments What is the purpose of massage therapy? The purpose of massage therapy is to help improve the physical condition of the body.  This is achieved through by improving: Tissue flexibility Joint movement Circulation Stress Are there different types of massage therapy? Swedish Massage Most common type of massage therapy It involves soft, long and kneading strokes of the muscles This type of treatment may also include joint movement and stretches The focus of Swedish massage is the relaxation of the muscles Deep tissue Massage This type of massage aims to get into deeper layers of the soft tissues It uses deeper pressure and may be more painful than a Swedish massage but can be helpful…

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What is arthritis?

September 22 | 2021
Posted by Erin Mills Physiotherapy

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What is arthritis? The medical and rehabilitation world uses the term ‘arthritis’ all the time.  However, what exactly does it mean to have this condition?  Simply put, arthritis refers to painful joints or joint disease.  However, this is a very simplistic definition of the term.  More specifically, there are over 100 different types of this condition.  Arthritis affects millions of people around the world, including men and women and people of all ages and ethnicities.  Additionally, because it affects the joints of the body, it is a leading cause of disability and affects a lot of the most basic day to day tasks.  Individuals who have severe forms of the disease have a significant loss in their quality of life. What are some important statistics? A good resource for information on arthritis is the Arthritis Society website.  According to their website, about 6 million people across Canada have arthritis.  That…

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