Osteoarthritis: An inflammatory condition that affects the surfaces in the joint, cartilage. This a progressive and degenerative pathology that will not 100% resolve, but this does not mean that it cannot be improved.. it CAN! Research provides evidence that strengthening the affected area can help to relieve joint pain from osteoarthritis (OA). This is because in.Read more
This term describes an irritation to the tendon, which is most commonly caused by overuse. Tendons are how muscles attach to the bone and are located at both ends of a muscle. This is very common type of injury and treatment requires education into how properly care for this condition. The first step is to improve the environment.Read more
Core strength and coordination is key to proper lifting/moving mechanics. Many of us do not activate this group of muscles properly. These habitual motor patterns were ingrained upon us as we grew from childhood. After the first grade in school, children spend most of the day in chairs, with only brief periods of exercise. Because they.Read more
Physical therapy treatments that are included in almost every sports injury program include but are not limited to:
Ice pack applications – icing can be extremely helpful in minimizing the swelling and pain caused by an injury. This technique is typically used by physiotherapists as the starting point when treating an injury.
Some injuries take longer to heal then others, bracing can sometimes expedite the process and reduce pain as you heal. They might even get you back to your sport sooner. A non-exhaustive list of injuries I may brace: Knee Osteoarthritis (research backs bracing this condition), Ankle Sprain, Tennis Elbow, MCL/ACL sprain, and Meniscus tears. .Read more
Acupuncture and dry needling are 2 forms of modalities that help a great deal with the healing process. The do this by improving the blood circulation to the parts of the body that need them. There are many other medical uses for these needling techniques besides healing (i.e. stimulation of organ function, allergy remedy, smoking.Read more