Getting Ready for Gardening
Getting Ready for Gardening . For many people, gardening is a pleasurable activity that reaps beautiful blossoms and sometimes a bountiful harvest of fruits and vegetables. Individuals can enjoy gardening for hours as long as they take safety precautions and pay close attention to using good posture. Here are a few tips to help you get ready for gardening. First, it is important to wear good gardening gloves as they provide protection from sharp gardening tools, bacteria, fertilizers, or ...
Posted on 2023-05-23
Hot or Cold - What is BEST for YOU?
Applying heat or ice to an injury is the easiest way to treat pain and swelling. But which is better? Here are some guidelines. When to use ice?. Use ice for the following situations; It’s a NEW injury It makes sense to apply ice to a new injury for up to about three days. After this, most injuries will have passed through the initial inflammatory stage. Inflammation is present Use ice to treat inflamed tissue. Ice helps to reduce the pain of inflammation and reduces swelling. Infl...
Posted on 2023-03-27
What is the pelvic floor and what is its function?
What is the pelvic floor and what is its function? . The pelvic floor muscles are located between the tailbone (coccyx) and the pubic bone within the pelvis. They support the bowel and bladder (as well as the uterus and vagina in females). Pelvic floor muscles have two major functions: they provide support or act as a “floor” for the abdominal viscera including the rectum and they provide constri...
Posted on 2022-04-14
What is Shockwave therapy?
Written by: Natasha Green MSc PT, HBSc What is Shockwave therapy?. Shockwave therapy, or extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT), consists of a non-invasive intervention using high-pressure sound waves to treat various musculoskeletal conditions. Shockwave therapy is predominately used for chronic connective tissue injuries that do not respond to your traditional rehab program. What is Shockwave used for? . The most common injuries treated with shockwave...
Posted on 2022-03-04
What is Dry Needling?
What is Dry Needling?. By: Natasha Green, MSc PT, HBSc Dry Needling is a skilled technique performed by a physiotherapist in Orleans aimed at reducing pain, muscle tension, improving movement and function. Dry Needling is used to treat trigger points (i.e. muscle knots), among other things. Essentially, a filiform needle is inserted into a tender area of muscle. The therapist moves the needle slightly up and down into the muscle which may elicit a momentary twitch in the muscl...
Posted on 2022-02-07
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