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Health Articles2019-02-07T19:42:01-05:00

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Prolapsed Uterus Treatment

Uterine prolapse is a common condition that occurs as women age. Weakening of the structures surrounding the uterus cause the uterus to drop into the vagina. It is estimated that nearly half of all women over 50 have a prolapsed uterus.[i] In this article we will look at the risk factors involved, symptoms, and uterine prolapse treatment and prevention. What is Uterine Prolapse? A uterine prolapse is a herniation of the uterus from its normal position into the vaginal canal. This occurs due to a weakening of the structures surrounding the uterus. The severity of the herniation can be categorized [...]

By |January 17th, 2022|

Congenital Torticollis Treatment

A child with torticollis (tightness in one side of the neck) will present with a head turned in one direction, and tipped in the opposite direction. Torticollis can lead to flattening on one side of the skull and issues with motor skills development. The estimated incidence of congenital muscular torticollis is <1% of all live births.[i] In this article we will look at why this condition occurs, complications that can arise, how it is diagnosed and pediatric torticollis treatment options. What is Congenital Torticollis? Congenital torticollis (congenital muscular torticollis) is the tightness of the sternocleidomastoid muscle on one side [...]

By |January 10th, 2022|

FOOSH Injury Rehabilitation: Fall Onto Outstretched Hand Injuries

When you are falling, your automatic reaction is to straighten your arms to “cushion” or “break” the fall. This instinct serves as a way to protect the head and face from making contact with the ground. However, with this type of reaction, a fall onto outstretched hand (FOOSH) injury to the wrist or hand may occur.[i] Falls are the leading cause of injury for senior citizens. More than 20% of seniors in Canada experience one or more falls each year. [ii] In those who are injured, 8% of the injuries are related to the wrist, 4% to the hand, [...]

By |January 3rd, 2022|

Shin Splints Physiotherapy

Shin splints, also known as medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS), are a common exercise-induced condition that affects the lower leg. It is one of the most common running-related musculoskeletal injuries. Studies report incidence rates ranging from 13.6 to 20%, and a prevalence rate of 9.5%.[i] In this article, we describe the structure and function of the areas affected by shin splints. We also discuss the main causes, signs and symptoms associated with this condition, and common treatment options. Learn how a shin splints physiotherapy program can help to address the physical impairments and activity limitations from orthopedic injury.  What [...]

By |December 27th, 2021|

Concussion Rehabilitation: A Multi-Systems, Integrated Approach

As a physiotherapist with many years of experience working in concussion rehabilitation, I am always updating my skills and knowledge based on the latest evidence-based research and cutting-edge techniques. I recently participated in and completed an informative and innovative course called the ‘Athlete Brain Rx: Rehabilitation Course’ by Katie Mitchell at Thrive Neurosport. The course showed me a number of new ways to think about concussion assessment and rehabilitation. In this article, I discuss a few take-aways from the course that have changed the way I will be treating clients after concussion and other injuries going forward. How Does [...]

By |December 20th, 2021|

Hip Replacement Rehabilitation

The hip absorbs great stresses and forces as it bears weight while we are standing and walking. As a result, hip pain is common in structures including the joint and muscles surrounding the hip, ligaments or the hip capsule or labrum.  More than 63,000 hip replacements were performed in Canada in 2019–2020.[i] Hip replacement rehabilitation in both the pre and post operative phases has been shown to improve patient outcomes. The hip is a complex joint. Maintaining its health and stability can lead to increased function and decreased pain in the long term. In this article we will look [...]

By |December 13th, 2021|

Let Us Bring Our Services To You

We recognize that not everyone is readily able to access one of our two physiotherapy clinics in Etobicoke and Pickering. For that reason, all of our services are mobile. Enjoy the benefits of our professional services in the comfort of your home, office or any suitable setting in your community.

After a full assessment of your needs and surroundings, one of our registered professionals will develop a program with your specific goals in mind to help you get to where you want in your physical health and wellness.

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