Mr. Gabriel Wong Founder of Westcoast SCI Physiotherapist This video discusses the myths about running and how it is bad for your knees, hips and in in particular, people with osteoarthritis.
Home Exercise Program - Walking; Kin, Clinical Exercise Physiologist
Often seeing your local family Physician is a great starting place for referrals to your local Massage Therapist or your local chiropractor to help with massage and skeletal adjustments. A local Physiotherapist or local athletic trainer can help with strength and bruised muscles. Acupuncture is often recommended for chronic pain in association with your local physiotherapist Functional electrical stimulation:
If you’re trying to restore muscular strength, your physiotherapist may recommend electrical stimulation, also called ESTIM. The physical therapist will apply an electrical stimulus to causes contractions of the muscles, hopefully restoring movement and function
The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body, and is prone to a number of injuries, from shoulder dislocation to rotator cuff issues. The usual treatment for shoulder injuries is non-surgical options such as medications, bracing and physiotherapy. Shoulder surgery is generally only explored if the non-operative options fail, and the type the orthopaedic surgeon performs depends on the severity of your issue. Whether your shoulder injury treatment or surgical or non-surgical, you can benefit from the help of a physiotherapist during your recovery.
Physiotherapy for Shoulder Injuries
Usually, your physiotherapist will start you off with exercises to improve your range of motion and strengthen your arm and shoulder. If you’ve been hospitalized for shoulder surgery, your physiotherapy treatment may begin in the hospital, and continue once you’re home.
Types of Physiotherapy for Shoulder Injuries
• Range of motion and strengthening exercises targeting a range of muscles including the deltoids, trapezius muscles, biceps, triceps, supraspinatus and infraspinatus
• Manual therapy (hands-on manipulation)
• Ultrasound: This deep heating treatment is administered by your physical therapist using a wand that’s connected to an ultrasound machine pressed against your skin.
• Dry needling and/or acupuncture: Some patients find relief from a practitioner inserting short, thin needles into pressure points.
• TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation): Your physiotherapist may use this technique to decrease pain around the injury.
• Taping: Your physiotherapist may tape the injured site to provide support and stability while you heal.
• Heat therapy: The physiotherapist may incorporate heat into your treatment to reduce pain, increase circulation and relax the muscles.
• Massage and other soft tissue techniques
Your physiotherapist can help you avoid activities and exercises that trigger pain and discomfort. Helping you regain functional use of your arm and shoulder is the primary goal of your physiotherapist. The sooner you see out a physiotherapist for treatment after an injury or surgery, the better your outcome will be.