Core stability

A lot is being said lately about the core muscles and their role in improving athletic performance and preventing certain types of injury. However, there is some confusion about what muscles make up the “core”. The core muscles have been described as the corset of muscles that wrap around the abdomen and back. They are …

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Back problems

Back problems may be the result of an injury, a degenerative disease, poor posture, or repetitive strain. In many cases, back problems manifest themselves in the form of pain, stiffness and impaired movement, which can lead to decreased activity. In some cases, these problems are serious enough to warrant a person taking time off from …

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Ankle sprains

The ankle is the joint between the lower parts of the tibia and fibula (shin bones) and the tarsal bones at the back of the foot. It is crisscrossed by several ligaments that can become injured when the ankle has a sudden twist that stretches the ligaments beyond their normal range. The most common type …

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Benefits of physiotherapy

Many benefits are available to the public through the widening scope of physiotherapy. The profession addresses orthopaedic, neurological and cardiopulmonary problems among infants, children, adults and geriatric populations. Many physiotherapists consult in private practice and we treat a wide array of conditions. Orthopaedic cases (this includes sports injuries, fractures, spinal pain and headaches to name …

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What is physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy deals with restoring and maintaining functional movement, reducing pain and promoting health in individuals. As physiotherapists, we treat a wide array of conditions including: Spinal pain and injuries (e.g. disc prolapse) Headaches Sports injuries (e.g. ligament tears) Fractures (e.g. broken arm) Musculoskeletal problems (e.g. carpal tunnel syndrome) Post-surgical rehabilitation (e.g. following a knee replacement) …

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