Thursday
Sep292016

Metatarsalgia

Anatomy of your foot

Your feet bear the weight of your whole body and below are some diagrams which show you the main bones as well as a window through the bottom of your foot to show you where your metatarsal bones are.

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Thursday
Sep292016

Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal  canal through which the spinal cord passes. The spinal canal can be thought of as a tube that runs from the base of your skull down to your sitting bone, though which your spinal cord passes. Your spinal cord is the main communication highway between your brain and the rest of your body and this communication happens by signals being transported un and down the spinal cord. In order for this to function correctly the cord requires free movement and space so that it is not pinched or impeded.

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Tuesday
Jun282016

Physiotherapy Food for Thought!

Problem Solving and Treatment Strategy

In some cases, such as a lumbar disc bulge, onset of a condition and its symptoms may be in effect as a result of a straw that broke the camel’s back.  It is only on occasion in such a scenario that the cause of the lumbar disc bulge occurred just the day before.  Rather, the disc bulge has gradually been occurring over a course of months and years.  
In other cases symptoms come on because of repetitive strain.  In this scenario a tissue is subjected to stresses and demands on a repeat basis with are unreasonable and beyond the long term capacity of the tissue.  
I wish to focus now, however, on conditions that seem to arise out of the blue that are not directly linked to an inciting factor or trauma.

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Tuesday
Jun282016

Computer Ergonomics

Many workplace injuries due to improper sitting posture at a comuter desk can be avoided. Here is a four-step checklist that you can carry out at your workstation, to make sure you’re comfortable, safe and productive at the office.

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Monday
Jun272016

Footwear in the Workplace

Foot injuries account for 10% of all reported disabling injuries in the workplace in Canada. According to Canada’s National Occupational Health and Safety Resource, 2 out of every 3 workers in Canada suffer from some sort of foot problem in their lifetime.

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