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Physiotherapy for Knee Pain

The Knee Joint The knee joint is made up of your thigh bone (femur) and your shin bone (tibia).  The tibia swings on the femur creating the bending and straightening mechanism of your knee.  On top of the femur bone, there is also a smaller…
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Back Pain Fast Facts!

  Facts: 50% of working Canadians admit to having back pain at some point in any given year Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work, and is the third most common reason for visits to the doctor's office in Canada Most…
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Sports Physiotherapy: The 4 Steps to Successful Sports Injury Management Part 3

Step #3 Injury Rehabilitation   3. Restoring  physiological functional capacity and individual skills to return to play.   The single most important ingredient in the rehabilitation of any bone or joint injury is safe and appropriate…
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Sports Physiotherapy: The 4 Steps to Successful Sports Injury Management part 2

Step #2 How Injuries Heal  Realistic biological  timelines to see a (1) reduction of pain (2) improvement in function?   Creating the optimal environment to facilitate tissue repair (healing)  for an adequate period of time.  …
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The 4 steps to Sports Injury Management part 1

The 4 Steps to Successful Sports Injury Management   Step #1   Accurate & Detailed Diagnosis   Securing an accurate, reliable and detailed diagnosis as soon as possible.     Making an accurate and detailed diagnosis…
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Muscle Strains

The most common source of muscle pain is a muscle strain. You may also see then referred to as muscle tears. Muscle strains do vary in severity from mild to severe and ultimately, complete rupture. What is a Muscle Strain? A muscle can strain…
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Soo..What is Tendonitis??

What is Tendonitis? Tendonitis or its aliases: tendinitis, tendinopathy and tendinosis are all tendon injuries. Tendon injuries can develop in many different parts of the body. Essentially where ever there is a tendon that attaches a muscle…
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Recommendations for Hip assessment and Treatment

Recommendations for Hip assessment and Treatment Major Recommendations Definitions for the strength of evidence ratings (A, B, C, and I) and the criteria for evidence-based recommendations are presented at the end of the "Major Recommendations"…
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Knee pain : Where does it come from?

Knee Pain: Where Does It Come From? JENNY MCCONNELL, AM, FACP, B APP SCI (PHTY), GRAD DIP MAN THER, M BIOMED ENG Australian College of Physiotherapy, Sydney, Australia. Patellofemoral pain (PFP) is a multifactorial problem with weighting which…
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Massage Therapy Techniques

  Glossary of Massage Therapy and Manual Therapy   It is amazing how many Manual Therapy techniques exist. Some are proven to effective, some are not. The important thing is to understand the different practices and choose the best one…