Exercise with arthritis

The pain and discomfort of arthritis can turn off even the most determined person from exercise. However, if you know the benefits of exercising with arthritis, you may be more willing to give it a try. But a word of caution: Don’t overdo, and if possible, perform exercises under the supervision of a health professional …

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Dry Needling

The word acupuncture comes from the Latin word for needle (acus) and it means “puncturing of bodily tissue for the relief of pain”. Physiotherapy use of acupuncture in the form of dry needling is often confused with the Eastern medicine practice of acupuncture. While Chinese acupuncture is based on healing through correcting the energy flow …

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Common myths about physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a specialised and useful mode of treatment, which helps recovery from neuromuscular injuries and joint conditions, among other health problems and complaints. Some people think of physiotherapists as either drill sergeants or glorified exercise coaches. However, physiotherapists are highly trained professionals who have studied the design, structure and function of bones, muscles, ligaments …

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Breathe right

We all need to breathe to live. We can go for weeks without food and days without water, but we will die if we are deprived of oxygen for more than a few minutes. Breathing right can strengthen the heart and lungs, provide energy, speed up recovery from illness and calm the nerves, among other …

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Are your heels in pain?

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It is an irritation or inflammation of the plantar fascia – the structure that runs from the heel to the ball of the foot. This is a strong, dense strip of tissue that supports the arch of the foot, almost like the string …

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What is dry needling ?

Dry needling is a technique using very thin, sterile, single use needle inserted in to a muscle to assist with decreasing pain and improving function through the release of trigger poinst(knots in the muscles). Dry needling is not the same as acupuncture although the 2 techniques presents some similarities. Dry needling is focused on the …

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