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Myofascial Pain

Myofascial Pain- By Amy Mathews Amos My symptoms started in January 2008, with deep pain in my bladder and the sense that I had to urinate constantly. I was given a diagnosis of interstitial cystitis, a chronic bladder condition with no known…
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Osteoarthritis

Physical Therapist's Guide to Osteoarthritis "Arthritis" is a term used to describe inflammation of the joints. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis and usually is caused by the deterioration of a joint. Typically, the…
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The pain drain: Learn more about Pain

Physical Therapist's Guide to Pain The International Association for the Study of Pain has defined pain as "an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage."…
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Back Pain 101 Degenerative Disc Disease

It's estimated that as many as 75% of us will have some form of back or neck pain at some point in our lifetime. The good news is that most of us will recover without the need for surgery—and conservative care such as physical therapy usually…
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Bike Fit 101

Bike Fit Tips for Healthy Cycling Bicycle-related pain and injuries are commonly associated with poor bike fit. If you have pain related specifically to cycling, you might have a bike fit problem. Bike Fit Basics •Keep a controlled but…
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9 Tips to help you Age Well

We can't stop time. Or can we? The right type and amount of physical activity can help stave off many age-related health problems. Physiotherapists, who are movement experts, prescribe physical activity that can help you overcome pain, gain…
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So you have a Sports Injury? What you need to know.

What we know about tissue healing from Sports Injuries. The absence of pain does not mean an injury has fully healed.  In some injuries, repair tissue matures as slow as 1% to 2% a week. During this time, as repair tissue matures and remodels,…
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8 Simple Gardening Tips to Prevent Injury

  Gardening Common gardening tasks can cause stress and strain on muscles and joints, especially for seniors or those who are normally sedentary.  Different body areas such as the shoulders, neck, back, and knees can be vulnerable to injury…
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9 facts about pain that might surprise you...

9 Things You Should Know About Pain 1. Pain is output from the brain. While we used to believe that pain originated within the tissues of our body, we now understand that pain does not exist until the brain determines it does. The brain uses…
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The inside track: Reflections of a Physiotherapist

The Sweet spot It’s interesting how our thought processes change over time. Evidence based practice (EBP) has evolved over the years with debates and pendulum swings in how each entity interprets this concept. What we are really searching…