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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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Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a condition causing heel pain. Supporting the arch, the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue connecting the heel to the ball of the foot, can become inflamed or can tear. You experience pain when you put weight on your…
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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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Prevent Running Injuries with Physiotherapy

Whether you’re training for your first marathon or your thirty-first – or somewhere in between –  it may be time to incorporate a physiotherapist into your fitness plan. Perhaps you thought that Physiotherapists were necessary only after…
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3 Common Running and Walking Injuries

Going for a jog is one of the more pleasurable ways to exercise, especially if you live close to a beautiful path that caters to a nice run. Running is one of the more popular exercises partially because of the beneficial effects that this activity…
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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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Physiotherapy for Back pain as effective as surgery, less risky.

Physical therapy as good as surgery and less risky for one type of lower back pain Posted April 09, 2015, 2:30 pm Howard LeWine, M.D., Chief Medical Editor Internet Publishing, Harvard Health Publications Physical therapy as good as surgery…
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Knee Pain: Fix and Prevent. Here's what research shows

Knee Pain Nearly all of us experience knee pain at some point in our lives for various different reasons. Knee pain is mainly caused by overuse of muscles, arthritis, or excessive foot pronation amongst other reasons, with knee arthritis the…
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Problems caused by Bad Posture

Here are some common posture mistakes most people make. Learn how to fix some of these postures so they don’t cause chronic pain. 1. Pelvis Forward Also known as lordosis, people who stand this way may be doing so in an attempt to relieve…
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Barefoot running: What does the latest research suggest?

Is barefoot best? Barefoot and minimalist running is growing in popularity across the world, with Americans spending $59 million on minimalist running shoes last year alone! It has been hailed as the natural way to run and as a saviour to those…