Structural Imbalance Physiotherapy
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Structural Imbalance Physiotherapy

You may have chanced upon this word “structural imbalance” before, online or speaking to your friends, or even seeing a physio for your body pains and aches. To understand imbalanced structures, it’s good to understand first, what is “balanced structures”. Structural Balance It simply means the optimal posture and position for our body, be it…

Aquatic Hydrotherapy / Physiotherapy: Rehabilitation of Athletic Injuries
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Aquatic Hydrotherapy / Physiotherapy: Rehabilitation of Athletic Injuries

Rehabilitation for sports and traumatic injuries may often require patients to stop training and literally rest. And knowing athletes and sporty individuals, this will frustrate them. A lot. Let me give you an example, say ankle injuries, which are the most common musculoskeletal injury that happen in both recreational and competitive athletes. Unfortunately, ankle sprains…

Bunion, Valgus Hallux and Physiotherapy
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Bunion, Valgus Hallux and Physiotherapy

A bunion is the enlargement of the joint at the base of the big toe, which causes the big toe to bend towards the other toes as the joint becomes larger. Can it be painful? Yes, patients often report pain, and unfortunately many patients develop arthritis of the joint as the joint continues to stiffen…

Chronic Pain Syndromes Physiotherapy
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Chronic Pain Syndromes Physiotherapy

There’s an estimated 116,000,000 Americans who have chronic pain every year, and it costs an averae of $600,000,000,000 for medical treatment, lost work time and lost income. Chronic pain is ongoing pain in one or more parts in the body…with or without any real body tissue damage due to injury or illness, beyond normal tissue…

Chronic Low Back Pain Physiotherapy
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Chronic Low Back Pain Physiotherapy

Chronic low back pain is defined as low back pain that continues for 12 weeks or longer…even after the original injury has been treated. About 5-10% of people who has back pain develops chronic back pain which lasts at least one year. To make things worse, 20% of doctor visits are related to back pain!…

Bunion (Hallux Valgus) Physiotherapy
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Bunion (Hallux Valgus) Physiotherapy

No, it’s not a different type of onion or union. A bunion a.k.a. hallux valgus refers to there being a large bump on the inner side of the foot, at the base of the big toe. These bunions can get injured or inflamed, leading to swelling and lots of pain. Bunions seems to be more…

Arthritis Pain Physiotherapy
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Arthritis Pain Physiotherapy

Arthritis is a super common condition, and refers to inflammation and pain in the joints. These types of pain tend to be recurring and ongoing, and also tends to be localized to the affect arthritic joint only. Arthritic pains are caused by the inflammation¬† around the joint damage to the joint from diseases daily wear…

Unstable Sacro-iliac (SIJ) Joint
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Unstable Sacro-iliac (SIJ) Joint

The #1 job of our sacroiliac joint (often called ‘SIJ’) is to absorb vertical (up and down) forces that goes through the body. Such as in jumping walking carrying a load (groceries, kids, pets, laptop) climbing etc That’s why it’s made to be very stable and sturdy structure that joins the spine to the pelvis….

Base of Thumb (Carpo-metacarpal) Arthritis
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Base of Thumb (Carpo-metacarpal) Arthritis

Working with a knowledgeable hand therapist can make the difference between success and failure in complex hand surgical cases. The therapist extends the continuum of our care, as well as functioning as coach and trainer for our patients — Marybeth Ezaki, MD, Past President, American Society for Surgery of the Hand Osteoarthritis happens when the…

Acromicioclavicular (AC) Joint (Shoulder) Injuries
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Acromicioclavicular (AC) Joint (Shoulder) Injuries

Our acromioclavicular joint (also called “AC” joints) refers to the joint at the top of our shoulder, where the acromion (shoulder blade) attaches to the clavicle (the collarbone). That’s why it’s called acromioclavicular joint. These kind of painful shoulder injuries typically happens due to sudden traumatic events such as sports or falling directly on the…