How Physiotherapy Treats Juvenile Arthritis

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Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is a disease that causes inflammation of the tissue that lines the inside of the joints in children who are 16 or younger. Juvenile arthritis is an autoimmune disease that researchers believe is linked to environmental triggers, certain infections, and genetics, per WebMD. There are six types of juvenile arthritis — read about them here. Symptoms … Read More

5 Questions to Ask Your Physiotherapist If You Have Osteoarthritis

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Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, affects millions of people worldwide. In the U.S. alone, 30 million people have this condition. Usually, osteoarthritis, which is a degenerative joint disease that causes wear and tear on the joints, develops in the knees, hands, hips and spine.   While osteoarthritis can negatively impact your life, it can also be successfully treated. … Read More

Physiotherapy: A Big Help for Headaches

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Headaches and migraines affect about 15 percent of the adult population of the U.S. alone. A headache is a disorder of the nervous system and can often be treated with over-the-counter drugs like ibuprofen and acetamenofen, as well as with heating pads and ice packs. But for some people, these treatments just don’t cut it. Are OTC or prescription drugs … Read More

How Physiotherapy Treats Lymphedema

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“Lymphedema” isn’t a word you hear everyday, but those who have the condition know its meaning all too well. Lymphedema causes swelling in the legs, arms, head, neck, trunk, or genitals due to an accumulation of lymphatic fluid. Secondary lymphedema is most commonly caused by trauma, surgery, radiation, or infection. Primary lymphedema is caused by a defect in the lymphatic … 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

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

How Physiotherapy Fights the Symptoms of Mesothelioma

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Did you know that physiotherapy fights some of the symptoms of mesothelioma? Specifically, it treats the fatigue and physical pain caused by this form of cancer. The malaise and pain caused by mesothelioma can be overwhelming and limiting. Many patients struggling with these symptoms are finding that physiotherapy increases their energy levels and reduces their need for painkillers. What is … Read More

3 Stretches to Ease the freeze of a Frozen Shoulder

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“Ouch!” is the shared sentiment of those suffering from a frozen shoulder, also referred to as adhesive capsulitis. A frozen shoulder joint is one that is stiff, sore, painful, and limited in its range of motion. The symptoms of a frozen shoulder are usually gone within one to three years of their first appearance. However, that time period can be … Read More

“Do I Need Physiotherapy?” Find Out Now!

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Have you ever asked yourself, “Do I need physiotherapy?” If so, you are probably struggling with some type of bodily pain and perhaps desperately seeking a remedy that will give you relief. Whether you’ve tried many treatments or none, today is a good day to find out if physiotherapy could help your condition. What Health Problems Does Physiotherapy Treat? To … Read More