Tuesday
Apr102018

Proper Movements and Tools can extend your Gardening Season

The secret to a healthy garden is a healthy gardener. Gardening is an active pursuit that can cause muscle strain to the lower back, shoulders, knees and arms, especially if you are out of shape and do not move properly.

To get the most of your gardening season, physiotherapists recommend following the following tips and techniques. Enjoy the fruits of your labour. Don’t be limited by the aches and pains!

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Tuesday
Apr102018

What can Osteopathy help with?

Osteopathy aims to guide the body to its optimal state, where it can freely adapt to every day stressors effectively, whether it is running marathons, working in physically demanding laborious jobs or simply being able to live pain free. Therefore, osteopathy can aid in preventing and recovering from injury and illness that may stem from the body being altered from its optimal state.

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Tuesday
Apr102018

Massage Therapy and Migraines

The terminology of “migraine” is sometimes used to describe the symptomology of a headache; however the manifestation is characterized differently. Migraines typically present with pain so severe it can be literally debilitating, often felt on one side of the head only, and accompanied by aura, nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to sound and light.

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Monday
Apr092018

What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes widespread pain in the muscles of the body along with fatigue. People with fibromyalgia have number of “tender points” on the body and an increased sensitivity to various things that are not normally painful or unpleasant. They can also experience high levels of fatigue that are disproportionate to their activity levels and sleep. 

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Monday
Apr092018

High Ankle Sprain

A high ankle sprain is an injury to the higher ankle ligaments, which are located above the ankle joint . The most common ankle sprain that many of us have had, affects the lower ligaments of the ankle. 

These high ankle ligaments connect your tibia (shin bone) to the fibula (outside leg bone). The injury involves the syndesmosis between the lower tibia and fibula just above the ankle joint. 

Your syndesmosis is a fibrous joint where the two leg bones are connected together by ligaments or connective tissue and usually have very little mobility. 

 High ankle sprains are much less common but are more disabling than your traditional lower ankle sprain.  

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