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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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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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Chronic pain

What is Shockwave therapy and how does it work?

What is shockwave therapy? Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) is an effective and non-surgical technology utilizing high-energy, short-wavelength acoustic waves called shockwaves to reduce pain and promote healing. Shockwave therapy uses high-energy sound waves to stimulate healing in damaged tissues. Healing effects include Bone and tendon regeneration, Increased blood vessel growth and A chemically induced

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Chronic pain

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Maybe not!

One of the common nemesis for people with desk job related work is carpal tunnel syndrome. The most common signs being tingles and numbness in the hand, and in some cases even weakness of the muscles in the hand to the extent that people would find it difficult to hold a glass of water. Often

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COVID – Physio Care Owen Sound

As we open the clinic in these uncertain times, we want to assure you that we are following the recommended protocols from the public health Ontario and our regulatory body to the best of our abilities to ensure that our facility is safe. Some of the measures that we are applying in our place includes,

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Chronic pain

Why do we regard muscles to be the “Anchors” of our Skeletal system?

  “It is well established that osseoligamentous spine (bone and ligaments) is inherently unstable; that is, with out muscular support the spine – thoracic spine until sacrum (tail-bone), will buckle under the compression load of only 20N. Whereas the lumbar spine alone can support 90N of compression load.” – Lee, D. The Pelvic Girdle – An

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Pelvic health Physiotherapy

Diastasis Recti – it’s not about closing the gap

All new moms! May I have your attention please.. ‼️ Are you struggling with “mummy tummy”(aka DRA – Diastasis Recti Abdominis)❓ This study published in 2016 shows that we need not obsess with “closing the gap” (diastasis recti – mummy tummy) but make the connection stronger.💯 J Orthop Sports Phys Ther: Behavior of the Linea Alba During a

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Breast cancer physiotherapy rehab in Owen Sound
Breast cancer rehab

Functional Rehab After Breast Cancer Surgery

A guide for patients who had a lumpectomy, mastectomy, sentinel node biopsy or axillary node dissection. Read this information to learn: • How you can expect to feel • What daily activities you can do • What exercises to do after your surgery • How scar massage can help • Other helpful resources We would

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