Posts tagged as: Physiotherapy

Jun

07
2016

Best Physiotherapy Exercises for Neck & Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Pain     0

Neck and shoulder pain are often treated with physiotherapy exercises to not only treat the site of the pain, but also determine the underlying cause of connective pain. In most cases, the pain in the neck and shoulders is connected to a misalignment of the hips, shoulders or spine. Because of the misalignment, the muscles of the shoulders and neck will become tense which can lead to stiffness and pain in the neck and shoulder area. To be able to address the problem, physiotherapy strengthening exercises are needed. Below are the best options to get you back on track toRead more


Oct

23
2013

3 Reasons Why Physical Therapy is Important to a Sports Injury Recovery

Sports Injury     0

Swelling, pain and loss of motion are common complaints following a sports injury. In order to regain post-injury levels, movement is extremely important. The experts in body movements are physical therapists who are trained to conduct specific exercises and stretches meant for aiding recovery to a specific part of the body. So, what are some reasons why physical therapy is important to a sports injury recovery? Identification of deficiencies Physical therapists are the ones who conduct each physical therapy session and they are trained to indentify deficiencies in the biomechanics of our body. Just by looking at how to bodyRead more


Sep

10
2013

6 Various Physiotherapy Methods

General     0

Physiotherapists are experts in their own fields, just like how a surgeon is in his. From strains to sprains and bruises to fractures, physiotherapists are able to restore the body back to optimum performance. In less serious injury cases, physiotherapists are able to help you recover without surgical intervention whereas for serious ones, they can help you to recover faster after surgery. Let’s look at some physiotherapy methods and techniques below. Hands-on Physiotherapists like to get their hands dirty, literally. Physiotherapists love to do things manually, such as hands-on approaches. Common examples include stretching, massaging and compressing. Manual therapy isRead more


Aug

13
2013

3 Things to Expect During a Physical Therapy Visit

General     0

It’s not surprising that you are a headless chicken with regards to a physical therapy visit. No one wants to go for it if ever possible. If you are a greenhorn, you must definitely be curious about what you will be doing and prepare yourself for it. Firstly, you must know that a physical therapy visit non-surgical and there is no need to worry about needles and blood. The one and only aim of your physiotherapist is to bring you back on the road to recovery. So what are some things to expect during a physical therapy visit? Initial evaluationRead more


Jul

30
2013

5 Types of Physiotherapy Exercises

General     1

Physiotherapy exercises are an integral part of the recovery process of a patient with musculoskeletal problems. There are different types of exercises targeted at different parts of the body and is often used in conjunction with other treatment methods such as surgery and medication. Range of motion exercises One of the most common physiotherapy exercises is the range of motion exercise. This is performed by patients suffering from joint problems including the knee joint, shoulder joint and elbow joint. Due to injury, joints are often stiff, inflamed and swollen. As a result, the ability to achieve maximum range of motionRead more


Apr

02
2013

Understanding More About Bankart Lesion Repair

General, Shoulder Pain, Sports Injury     0

Our shoulder is best described as a ball and socket joint that allows flexible movement in various directions. However, there is a direct trade off between flexibility and stability. Due to the extreme flexibility, it is unstable and is very prone to injuries and dislocation. When the labrum is detached from the glenoid, it adds to the instability. It is very easy for the shoulder ball to pop out of the socket and when this happens, it will tear the inferior glenohumeral ligament, leading to an injury called Bankart Lesion. To recover fully, either an arthroscopic or an open surgeryRead more


Jan

08
2013

5 Simple Rehab Exercises for Rotator Cuff Injury

Shoulder Pain, Sports Injury     0

Our rotator cuff is made up of muscles, tendons and ligaments which hold the shoulder blade firmly with the humerus. Our shoulder joint is one of the most heavily used joint in the whole body and this place the shoulder at a high injury risk. Rotator cuff injuries can commonly happen to people who are actively in sports or use the shoulder heavily. Exercises are an integral form of treatment for someone suffering from Rotator Cuff injuries. It is also often the first form of treatment that most doctors will prescribe to patients and only when it fails will heRead more


Oct

30
2012

Microdiscectomy Spine Surgery or Physiotherapy?

Back Pain, General, Spine Injury     1

Located in our spine are intervertebral discs who acts as the cushioning system for the spine. It helps to balance the forces experience by the spine through actions like standing, jumping, lifting and sitting. It also helps to protect the vertebrae and brain by limiting the amount of movement allowed by each individual disc. Repeated actions over time can cause the disc to weaken and sudden impact or trauma can cause shearing of the discs, resulting in the semi-liquid substances to impinge onto the nerves, causing pain. When things get more serious, daily actions such as bowel and bladder controlRead more