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Avoiding Sprains and Strains (For soccer but applies to all activities)

Strains and sprains can occur in any sport, but why are certain ones more common with particular sports? With the World Cup right around the corner, an athlete in soccer is more prone to injuring things like his/her hamstrings, adductors, quadriceps,…
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Orthotics: Are your feet causing aches and pains in your legs and back?

Are your feet causing aches & pains in your legs & back? Your feet have a direct impact on the rest of your body. Like the foundation of a house, your feet support the weight of everything above them. When a small problem develops in…
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Sports Injury: Physiotherapy and Success

What is a Sports Injury? A sports injury results from acute trauma or repetitive stress associated with athletic activities.  A sports injury can affect bones or soft tissue (ligaments, muscles, tendons).  Did you know...?  Many types of…
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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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Physiotherapy 101: Sprains and Strains

  What is a Sprain or a Strain? A Sprain is an injury that affects ligaments (strong bands of tissue that connect bones to one another and stabilize joints).  When excessive force is applied to a joint, the ligaments that hold the bones…
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Sports Physiotherapy: The 4 Steps to Successful Sports Injury Management part 4

Step #4 Return to Sports Decision Making the most informed return to practice and play decision Returning to sports prematurely, without (1) the physical fitness, (2) the sports-specific skills or (3) the mental confidence to perform are…
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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 Successful Sports Injury Management

The 4 Steps to Successful Sports Injury Management . Step #1   Accurate & Detailed Diagnosis   Step #2 How Injuries Heal Step #3 Injury Rehabilitation Step #4 Return to Sports Decision   1. Securing…
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Let's prevent injury!

To help prevent injuries, sports physiotherapists have begun to employ what they call "prehabilitation" strategies. Prehabilitation is essentially preventive training to stop the problem before it happens. The three phases needed to come up…