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Physical Therapists’ Knowledge

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Using our physical therapists' knowledge we treat the source of your problem. Here’s what a physiotherapist can do for you – proper diagnosis comes first: 1. A big part of the picture is your voice. We need a clear picture of your story, when and why your...

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Fibromyalgia and Yoga

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Fibromyalgia is a common condition. Estimates are that it affects two to four percent of the population. The ratio of females to males affected is nine to one, those suffering usually diagnosed between the age of 20 and 50. For years people who suffer from...

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Eccentric vs Concentric strengthening for tendinopathy

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Critical Appraisal Rikke Beyer, Mads Kongsgaard, Birgitte Hougs Kjær, Tommy Øhlenschlæger, Michael Kjær and S. Peter Magnusson.   Heavy Slow Resistance Versus Eccentric Training as Treatment for Achilles Tendinopathy : A Randomized Controlled Trial. Am J Sports Med 2015 43: 1704 originally published online May 27, 2015 THERAPY...

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MVA: Collar, Act as Usual, or Mobilization?

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Critical Appraisal Kongstead A, Qerama E, Kasch H, Bendix T, Winther F, Korsholm L, and St ehelin Jensen T. Neck Collar, “Act-as-Usual” or Active Mobilization for Whiplash Injury? A Randomized Parallel-Group Trial.  SPINE, Volume 32, Number 6, Pages 618-626 THERAPY STUDY: Are the results of the...

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Benefits of Exercise

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The major objective in training is to cause biologic adaptations in order to improve performance in a specific task.  This requires adherence to carefully planned and executed activities.  Attention is focused on factors such as frequency and length of workouts, type of training, speed, intensity,...

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Running and osteoarthritis of the hip/knee

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Patients often ask if there is a relationship between running and osteoarthritis of the hip and knee due to the high impact involved; yet, running is an activity that benefits cardiovascular fitness, mood, blood pressure, blood sugar, weight loss, bone density, etc. Prior studies have linked...

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Dry Needling vs Acupuncture

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Western medical acupuncture, as it is practiced in Canada by physiotherapists, is a therapeutic modality that uses the insertion of needles. This practice is also known as dry needling or intramuscular stimulation. This acts by directly stimulating the nervous system utilizing the mechanisms of antidromic...

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Treatment of Whiplash and cervicogenic dizziness

Whiplash – Keeping up with the evidence

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Incorporating proprioceptive training into whiplash rehabilitation. Proprioception is our ability to sense position, movement, special orientation, and acceleration of our body parts in space. This information is fed into the brain by several sensory systems: mechanorecptors within the neck musculature, visual input, and vestibular input. The...

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Calcific Tendonitis

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Ultrasound helps calcific tendonitis. Calcific tendonitis of the shoulder causes pain that is not activity dependent and often severe. Calcium deposits around the shoulder most commonly develop in the supraspinatus tendon. The condition typically occurs in persons between the age of 30 and 50 but a...

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Burners

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"Burners" or "stingers"are a nerve injury one commonly experiences in contact sports such as hockey and football. 70% of college football players will experience a burner in their 4 year career. 1 These are injuries to the nerves that result from a hit to or...

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Ultrasonography use in the diagnosis of neck pain

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Critical Appraisal Stecco, A., Meneghini, A., Stern, R., Stecco, C., & Imamura, M. Ultrasonography in myofascial neck pain: randomized clinical trial for diagnosis  and follow-up. Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy, 2014;36(3), 243-253. A. ARE THE STUDY RESULTS VALID? Was there an independent “blind” comparison with a reference...

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Backpacks and Back Pain

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While the evidence is still out on whether heavy backpacks cause back pain in children, it is still something that is being investigated. Anecdotally,  there appears to be a relationship between back packs and kids' lifestyles, other factors, and back pain.  A study in 2006...

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Inteligent Transitions In UX Design

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The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is...

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