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Osteoarthritis of the Hip

Osteoarthritis of the Hip

Osteoarthritis (OA) is caused by the wear and tear of the cartilage and can affect all joints in the body. The most commonly affected areas are the knees, hips, low back, neck, and the digits of the hands and feet. Osteoarthritis affects 3.3%-3.6% of the population globally. The risk factors for osteoarthritis include age, gender, weight, anatomy, and history of trauma. The severity of osteoarthritis can be evaluated through medical imaging. The following are characteristics and clinical presentation of OA:…

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Shoulder Bursitis

Shoulder Bursitis

Throughout the human body there are over 150 synovial “bursae”. These are fluid filled sacks found throughout joints and around tendons whose job is to reduce friction during motion. The condition of Bursitis is an extremely common pathology of these sacks, which results in inflammation and irritation of the synovial fluid found inside and usually presents as a dull ache during motion of the affected joint in certain directions. Bursitis is most commonly seen in the glenohumeral (shoulder) joint, lateral…

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Cervicogenic Headaches

Cervicogenic Headaches

Cervicogenic headaches are headaches that occur secondary to a problem that exists in your neck. Cervicogenic headaches are caused by structural problems in the neck, that usually involve the vertebrae near the top of your spine, specifically the second and third vertebra (C2-3). The most common sign of a cervicogenic headache is pain that results from a sudden movement of the neck. Symptoms:   A headache that is accompanied by pain and stiffness in the neck Steady pain that doesn’t throb…

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Acupuncture Treatment

Acupuncture Treatment

It is the belief in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that illness is caused when life force, known as Qi (pronounced “chi”), is not able to flow efficiently through the body, or when the two forms of Qi, yin & yang, were out of balance. Acupuncture is a healing technique used in TCM where practitioners stimulate specific points on the body, most often by inserting thin, sterile needles into the skin. Acupuncture mainly focuses on correcting imbalances of energy in the…

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Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy

While muscular pain is an inevitable part of life, some suffer from it for a long period of time and others proactively seek pain relief through massage therapy. Massage therapy is the scientific manipulation of the soft tissues of the body and it is used as a healing technique.  Our skin is the largest organ of our body. While regular massage has tremendous health benefits, it is important to get it from a skilled therapist. Massage therapy has proven that it…

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What is chiropractic ?

What is chiropractic ?

Overview: The term “Chiropractic” combines the Greek words cheir (hand) and praxis (practice) to describe a treatment that is administered by hand. It’s an alternative, non-invasive approach that focuses on the treatment of mechanical disorders of the muscles, joints, bones and nerves of the body. The goal of Chiropractic care is to tie all the above together in a functional way. The clinician that treats these ailments is known as a Chiropractor. They are skilled in hands-on healthcare, specializing in manual adjustments. Chiropractic treatment often makes use…

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Can a Physiotherapist take care of Sports Injuries? The Answer is Yes!

Can a Physiotherapist take care of Sports Injuries? The Answer is Yes!

What do we mean by Sport Injuries? Its basically any sort of Injury which can be caused when we get too  involved and carried away in the spirit of any sport. When the passion is high, the energy is there we tend to suffer from small accidents related to Knee pain, Elbow etc. What qualifies as a Sports Injury? Its basically any type of injury that might arise from getting too involved and carried away in the spirit of any…

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Getting to the ‘Foot’ of the Problem

Getting to the ‘Foot’ of the Problem

What is a Podiatrist? A podiatrist deals with the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of the lower limbs and feet. What is a Chiropodist? A chiropodist deals with the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of the lower limbs and feet. Sound familiar? That is because these two professions are one and the same! While there may be differences in terms of scope of practice in other areas of the world, in Canada, both podiatrists and chiropodists are qualified to treat patients with…

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Perched on a Pillow?

Perched on a Pillow?

Are your worries all perched on a pillow? And we don’t mean figuratively, but literally, are your worries all about THE PILLOW? Well, you are not in as uncommon a dilemma as you may think. Physiotherapists frequently get queries about pillow related problems. Sleeping on the wrong, or too worn out a pillow, not only leads to headaches, backaches and neck cramps, but also prevents you from getting a good night’s sleep. Lack of proper sleep can lead to many…

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