Arthritis and Physiotherapy

There are so many different types and subtypes of arthritis, it’s crazy! At this point in time, there are more than 100 types (ya, that’s why I said it’s crazy). The most common arthritis are: osteoarthritis (OA) rheumatoid arthritis (RA) psoriatic arthritis (PsA) fibromyalgia gout And the good news is that physiotherapy and hand therapy … Read more

Ankylosing Spondylitis Physiotherapy

Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of arthritis, and its main tell-tale characteristic affects the spine. Patients usually suffer from chronic jointal and ligamental inflammation within their back and neck bones and joints. Over time, this will lead to chronic (another name for long term) pain, stiffness and even posture. For moderate to severe types of … Read more

Ankle Impingement Physiotherapy

anterior (front) ankle impingement physio

Ankle impingement basically means that there’s something in your ankle that’s pinched (or compressed) with movement. That’s the simplified version, and this painful condition usually affects people who experience movement forces through their ankle at these “end-range” positions, such as cyclists as they pedal dancers as they pivot gymnasts as they kick off and land … Read more

How to Prevent Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains are downright both a terrible experience, and worse, they can happen and recur too easily. Especially if left untreated or as many patients think “ankle sprains can heal on their own”. If you have sprained your ankle once, it is at greater risk for reinjury in the future, so if the ligaments did … Read more

Ankle sprain physio

Ankle sprains are pretty common foot and ankle injuries that happens when our ankle twists or turns beyond its normal range of movement. It can be pretty painful – I remember the day I sprained my ankle during my first time learning ice skating, man, my ankles were pretty painful. I couldnt walk properly for … Read more

Hip joint injection for pain relief

Our hip joint is a very important movement and load-bearing joint, so if there’s any conditions or injuries that affects your hip, it’s both unpleasant and painful. Sometimes when the hip joint is so / too painful, a pain-relieving hip joint injection can be useful and effective (at least in the short run) to relieve … Read more

An Anti-Inflammatory Diet for Arthritis

You heard that right – an anti-inflammatory diet may help to decrease chronic pains related to arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis osteoarthritis juvenile arthritis as well as other types of inflammatory arthritis such as psoariasis or ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Contents1 Example of anti-inflammatory diet1.1 Meh, is it true that specific foods can suppress arthritic inflammation … Read more

The Alexander Technique for Back Pain

The Alexander technique refers to a self-improvement process that takes place over the course of lessons and practice with the goal being to teach you how to become increasingly aware and make gradual changes to the movement and postural habits of your body. The core focus is on developing and learning awareness of your mind … Read more

Prolotherapy and Chronic Back Pain

Prolotherapy is a very specific type of medical procedure. It’s an injection that targets to treat connective tissue injuries or damage in the musculoskeletal (muscle, bone, joints and nerves) especially to provide back pain relief. Contents1 What Prolotherapy Does2 Prolotherapy Theory3 Ancient Therapy4 Who Performs Prolotherapy for Back Pain?5 Prolotherapy Training6 What is Known about … Read more

How to Prepare Psychologically for Back Surgery

Back surgery is a big thing, and it’s best to prepare both physically (pre-surgery physiotherapy helps a lot especially if you’ve not been moving around much due to pain and responsibilities) as well as psychologically. Eventhough psychological preparation for back surgery can be very comprehensive, not all patients will need the whole thing – preparing … Read more