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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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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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Falls Are Common and Costly, But Can Be Prevented

Falls Are Common and Costly, But Can Be Prevented One-third of adults over the age of 65 are likely to fall this year, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and they probably won’t be the only ones harmed. "It's…
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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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Knee Pain: A few thoughts

The knee joint is a very intricate and sensitive area. WebMD details the many components of this joint: “The knee joins the thigh bone (femur) to the shin bone (tibia). The smaller bone that runs alongside the tibia (fibula) and the kneecap…
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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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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…
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Research on Back Pain, what does that test actually tell us?

  If your car shows a little wear and tear after you've driven it for a few years, do you panic and stop driving it? Of course not- it's only normal. Medical imaging procedures such as x-rays, CT scans and MRIs can be valuable for identifying…