Selecting a physiotherapist

We have been telling you a lot about the wonderful ways that physiotherapy can help you combat illness and injury and return to your prior level of functioning. You now decide to take the plunge and see a physiotherapist, but where do you start? How do you choose a therapist that will put you back …

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Running injuries

Because of the nature of the sport, running injuries can be frequent and sometimes frustratingly disabling for prolonged periods. Many running injuries result from wearing improper footwear, overtraining, employing a poor running technique, and not warming up or cooling down properly. To avoid running injuries, athletes should pay attention to the above factors as well …

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Rowing injuries

The most common rowing injuries are those resulting from overuse arising from the repetitive nature of the sport. When a rower experiences pain from an injury and continues to row rather than rest, it may lead to compensatory biomechanics which can aggravate the injury and lead to other problems. Consulting with a physiotherapist before beginning …

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Referrals not necessary

Physiotherapists are primary health practitioners so private patients do not need a doctor’s referral before attending physiotherapy. However, if you are planning on claiming your injury through an insurance company, especially if it is a work-related injury or an injury as the result of a motor vehicle accident then it is necessary to see your …

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Reducing stress naturally

In this fast-paced world, it is easy to feel stressed over the demands that are placed on us. Many people suffer from depression and anxiety as a result of stress and resort to drugs – prescribed or otherwise – as a means of dealing with this problem. By making certain lifestyle changes, stress can be …

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Post-operative rehabilitation

Post-fracture rehabilitation encompasses a wide range of interventions depending on the type and severity of the injury sustained. When a fracture occurs it is important to seek emergency treatment. Controlling the movement of the broken bone prevents further injury. Often fractures are treated with surgery. Following surgery, the person is placed in the care of …

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Physiotherapy is not just massage!

This seems to be a common misconception. Physiotherapy is a science-based profession that focuses on correcting movement dysfunction. Yes, physiotherapists employ massage techniques in treating their patients. Pain, stiffness, trigger points, muscle tension and other conditions respond well to massage, but it is just one modality in a long list of treatments that physiotherapists carry …

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