Lateral Epicondylalgia/Tennis Elbow: How to Treat It

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What is one cause of pain in the boney point at the outside of the elbow? A correct answer is “lateral epicondylalgia,” aka “tennis elbow.” Oddly enough, tennis elbow doesn’t just bother tennis players; in 95 percent of cases, it affects non-athletes. This can be frustrating and confusing to those who have never swung a racquet. They wonder what they’ve … Read More

The Role of Physiotherapy in Total Knee Replacement (TKR) Rehab

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Let’s face it: rehabilitating from total knee replacement can be tough. It is often a long, slow process that offers few rewards in the beginning stages. Physiotherapy plays a key role in total knee replacement (TKR) rehab. In fact, complete recovery from TKR may not be possible without the intervention of physiotherapy. When Does Physiotherapy Start After a TKR? Usually, … Read More

Is Hyperlordosis the Cause of Your Low Back Pain?

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Low back pain. This term brings a host of negative thoughts to mind. Most of us have experienced at least minor low back pain for a short period of time as a result of a sprained or strained muscle. Others deal with chronic low back pain. Physiopedia stated, “The lifetime prevalence of low back pain is reported to be as … Read More

5 Tips for Coping with Chronic Pain That Actually Help

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Chronic pain stinks. There’s no other way to state it. Some common coping tips pain sufferers hear such as “get more sleep” seem absurd. (How can someone sleep when in pain?) Although many pain-coping tips are unrealistic, some really are helpful. Read on to discover some realistic ways to cope with chronic pain and get on with your life. 5 … Read More

Interview with Elite Sports Injury Physiotherapy Clinic PT Paula Sather

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Sometimes, all a person needs is to sit down with a physiotherapist and ask key questions before making the decision to invest time in physiotherapy. Unless you know one personally, the only way to get one-on-one time with a physiotherapist is to schedule an appointment. The next best thing to talking directly with a physiotherapist is to get your questions … Read More

Did You Know Physiotherapy Improves Asthma Symptoms?

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Do you have asthma? If so, you are all too familiar with the wheezing, shortness of breath, and general breathing difficulties this chronic lung disease causes. Severe cases of asthma can be debilitating and cause major problems, such as excessive days of missed school or work. Even the most minor cases of this lung disease are irritating to sufferers and … Read More

8 Amazing Facts About Physiotherapy

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Physiotherapy is, in a word, amazing. It is unique in that it treats a huge variety of conditions. According to the Australian Physiotherapy Association, “Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession that assesses, diagnoses, treats, and works to prevent disease and disability through physical (exercise-based) means. Physiotherapists are highly qualified health professionals who work in partnership with their patients to help people … Read More

Physiotherapy FAQs with Ricky Paggao

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Do you have a question about physiotherapy that you’d like to have answered outside of a physiotherapy office? Maybe you are interested in physiotherapy, but not interested enough to make an appointment with a physiotherapist. If this describes you, you’ll benefit from the list of FAQs (with answers) about physiotherapy below. Each FAQ was answered by Ricky Paggao, physiotherapist at … Read More

3 Physiotherapy Home Exercise Program Hacks

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Can a physiotherapy home exercise program (HEP) be fun for a patient? It all depends on how an individual views and approaches it. Patients often recover or make progress only to the degree that they participate in their physiotherapy home exercise programs. This makes perfect sense when you consider what an HEP is and accomplishes. What is a Physiotherapy Home … Read More

Why You Should Get Pre-operative Physiotherapy Rehab

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Getting pre-operative physiotherapy rehabilitation can be one of the best decisions a person can make for his or herself prior to undergoing a major surgery. Pre-operative physiotherapy rehab packs a powerful punch of benefits that many people are totally unaware of. This is probably because not nearly as many people receive physiotherapy rehab before a surgical procedure as they do … Read More