It’s not just athletes or the injured that can benefit from visiting a physiotherapist. In more ways than one, physiotherapy can have a large impact on your health, improving it in unexpected ways. How do you know when you should visit a physiotherapist? This guide will let you in on signs that you may need to seek one out. You’re in Constant Pain When you’ve suffered from an injury, you expect the initial pain to
Physiotherapy helps individuals manage, prevent or recover from a large variety of health conditions. Below is a list of a few of the conditions that physiotherapy can make a huge impact on, from chronic pain to serious injuries. Post-Surgery Some surgical procedures require an intense recovery period that’s necessary to regain your full strength or range of motion. This is one of the most common uses for physiotherapy, especially when it comes to recovering from
Jobs that involve physical labour can put workers at greater risk for injury. Lifting heavy equipment, carrying an armload of supplies, pushing, pulling, or exerting force in any way can cause sudden sprains and muscle pulls that can lead to tissue damage. It can happen over time or in a snap when you least expect it. One moment you are busy at work, the next, you could be lying in bed, applying for sick leave.
Before you read this I want you to take a deep breath…. Did you notice your chest rise? Or did your belly stick out? A bit of both maybe? Your diaphragm (an umbrella shaped muscle that sits underneath your ribcage) is your primary breathing muscle, however, because it is not aesthetically pleasing and because most people sit at a desk for work, we lose the ability to control this muscle and our neck and
As a Chiropractor, one of the most common questions I get asked is, “What pillow would you recommend for my neck and/or back pain?” Unfortunately, there is not one pillow that works for everybody – all of our body’s are unique and we all have different preferences. Additionally, the ideal pillow for your body also depends on the position you sleep in. Ultimately, regardless of sleeping position, your pillow should offer support, comfort,