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Everything You Need to Know About Vestibular Rehabilitation

Everything You Need to Know About Vestibular Rehabilitation

Have you been unable to maintain your balance? Does it sometimes feel like the room is spinning or your ability to see straight is impaired? Are you unable to focus and deal with bouts of nausea?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be dealing with a very common complaint that millions of patients report each year: dizziness. Depending on the cause of your dizziness, such as a medication side effect or reading in the car, relief will come eventually. However, some people live with dizziness daily, most......


Exercises for Ankle Sprain Recovery

Exercises for Ankle Sprain Recovery

Did you recently twist your ankle during a game of basketball? Maybe you just stepped off the sidewalk the wrong way and your ankle is now swollen and painful. Either way, spraining your ankle is an easy thing to do but can lead to a tremendous amount of pain. The first thing you should do is schedule an X-ray with your doctor to confirm it isn’t broken or fractured. If that is the case, you may need surgery to reset the bone and then a cast to aid in healing. However, if......


What Is Sacroiliac Dysfunction?

What Is Sacroiliac Dysfunction?

An overlooked (but very relevant) cause of lower back pain, hip or groin pain is dysfunction in the sacroiliac joints.  The sacroiliac (SI) joints connect the pelvis and lower spine. It includes the sacrum, the bony structure above your tailbone at the base of your vertebrae (on the left and right sides) and the top part of the pelvis (ilium).  Sacroiliac joint dysfunction describes an improper movement in this region, where the joint either moves too much or too little. This causes pain and limited mobility in the lower back and buttocks. ......


Exercises For Tennis Elbow

Exercises For Tennis Elbow

Contrary to its name, tennis elbow affects more than those who enjoy the sport. Tennis elbow is the common name for a type of tendonitis. It can be characterized by pain, swelling and restricted movement affecting the muscles and ligaments outside of the elbow joint (that can extend down the forearm and the wrist). In most cases, elbow tendonitis is a self-limiting condition, which means it will get better on its own without the need for in-clinic treatment. However, when dealing with elbow pain, the meantime can be excruciating and can dramatically......


Treatment Options For Rotator Cuff Injuries

Treatment Options For Rotator Cuff Injuries

The shoulder joint is the most vulnerable joint in the human body, due to its high degree of mobility. Generally, about 22% of individuals will experience a rotator cuff injury at some point in their life. The risk of this happening also increases with age. So, what’s the treatment protocol for a rotator cuff injury? What are the best options? In this article, we’ll find out.   What is a Rotator Cuff Injury? A rotator cuff injury is any damage that occurs to the rotator cuff muscles. The rotator cuff includes the......


How Physiotherapy Can Help Treat Lower Back Pain

How Physiotherapy Can Help Treat Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is one of the most common causes of discomfort — and just about every person will deal with a bout of this pain at some point in their lives. For some, lower back pain might be an annoying occurrence — but for others, it’s a chronic discomfort that drastically impacts one’s quality of life. Whatever your case may be, you’re probably wondering how this happened to you. Did you lift something the wrong way, or is this pain indicative of a chronic condition? Before going further, let’s take a......


3 Ways To Prevent Repetitive Strain Injuries While Working From Home

Due to the current pandemic, most non-essential employees have been working from home to stay safe. However, while work from home has been a welcome adjustment for many who are fed up with long commutes, this new normal has posed some problems as well. One of the biggest issues with working from home is the lack of physical movement. Without a commute, walk to the office or bustling between meetings, people have become much more sedentary. While there are clear health implications as a result of this non-movement, as even light walking......