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Wellness

Common running injuries and physiotherapy management

Running is a popular form of aerobic exercise with several health benefits beyond just physical fitness. Running helps improve cardiovascular health by strengthening the heart and increasing lung capacity. It also helps burn calories, aiding in weight management and promoting overall fitness. Regular running can strengthen muscles, bones, and joints, enhancing physical strength and endurance.

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Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain – Could it be Subacromial impingement?

Shoulder pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal conditions that we treat in our clinic, and Subacromial Impingement is likely one of the most common causes of shoulder pain. Subacromial impingement is characterized by compression/irritation of the subacromial structures, such as the subacromial bursa and the rotator cuff muscles, against the external structures of

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pain

Gardeners heel

As the weather is getting nicer most of us would be considering getting our hands dirty in our gardens. Gardening can be a rewarding and enjoyable activity, but it can also take a toll on your body. One common issue that gardeners often experience is heel pain, also known as “gardener’s heel”. This condition can

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Wellness

Rest well, rest often

Rest is often overlooked when it comes to maintaining a healthy body, but it is a crucial component of overall wellness. In a world where there is a lot of focus on doing more, the importance of doing less and resting is often overlooked. For individuals seeking to improve their physical health, rest can be

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Breast cancer physiotherapy rehab in Owen Sound
Breast cancer rehab

Functional rehab after breast cancer surgery

Functional rehabilitation is an important aspect of the overall recovery process after breast cancer surgery. Breast cancer surgery, including mastectomy or lumpectomy, can result in physical limitations and discomfort that may affect daily activities, such as dressing, bathing, and reaching overhead. Functional rehabilitation aims to improve mobility, strength, and function after surgery. Common Problems encountered

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Pelvic health Physiotherapy

Pelvic Organ Prolapse- can Physiotherapy help?

It’s estimated that 1 in 3 women may experience pelvic organ prolapse in their lifetime. Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a condition when your pelvic organs bladder, uterus or rectum, herniate thru your vaginal canal.While it’s often assumed that POP is caused due to weak pelvic floor muscles, the true cause is excessive downward pressure

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Orthopedic

Knee pain – common causes and physiotherapy management

Knee pain can have a variety of causes, including injuries, overuse, or underlying medical conditions. Some common causes of knee pain include: Injuries: Knee injuries, such as ligament tears, meniscus tears, or fractures, can cause sudden or gradual knee pain. Arthritis: Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and other types of arthritis can cause knee pain and stiffness.

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Orthopedics

FOOT PAIN AND PLANTAR FASCIITIS

Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition that affects the bottom of the foot. It occurs when the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes, becomes inflamed or irritated. This condition is common in runners and people who stand for long periods of time. The symptoms of plantar

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Orthopedics

Carpal Tunnel syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition that affects the hand and wrist. It occurs when the median nerve, which runs through a narrow passage in the wrist called the carpal tunnel, becomes compressed or pinched. The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway in the wrist that is formed by the wrist bones and a

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Orthopedics

Shoulder pain – common causes and physiotherapy management

Shoulder pain is a common issue that can be caused by a variety of factors, such as injury, overuse, or degenerative conditions.  Some of the common causes of shoulder pain are, Sub acromial bursitis Rotator cuff tendinitis Bicipital tendinitis Labral tear Frozen shoulder Subacromial Bursitis: Subacromial bursitis is a condition in which the bursa (a

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medications for pain
Chronic pain

Do I need to take anti-inflammatory medications after a sports injury? Are they helpful or harmful?

One of the most common questions we get from our patients is, “Do I need to take anti-inflammatory medications? Are they helpful or harmful?” It’s no secret that anti-inflammatory medications can be a lifesaver when you’re in pain. On several occasions use of anti-inflammatory medications is indicated and important to enable normal function. But the

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Chronic pain

What is therapeutic Ultrasound and how does it work?

At Physio Care Owen Sound, we use therapeutic ultrasound in conjunction with active exercises and manual therapy in the management of chronic pain and sports injuries. But what is therapeutic ultrasound and how does it work? This article will discuss Therapeutic Ultrasound.  Therapeutic ultrasound is a treatment commonly used in physical therapy to provide deep

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