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Physiotherapy Advice Shoulder Pain After Vaccine Administration: Physiotherapy Helps! It is that time of year again… Flu Season. Healthcare professionals agree that getting the flu shot is your best defence against the flu. The Government of Canada recommends that all residents of New Brunswick receive their vaccine. This is important to protect one’s own health […]
Physiotherapy Advice Shoulder Arthritis October 12 is World Arthritis Day. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a type of arthritis affecting nearly 1 in 6 Canadians. OA typically results from joint overuse, traumatic injury, and poor movement patterns. It begins with small cracks in the cartilage layers that protect the boney surfaces within a joint. Pain progresses as […]
Physiotherapy Advice Meniscal Tears Meniscal tears are common knee injuries that affect athletes and non-athletes alike. The meniscus is a C-shaped cushion of cartilage between your thigh and shin bones. It acts to absorb shock and stabilize the knee. Each knee has two menisci. Meniscal injuries are either acute or degenerative. Acute injuries are caused […]
Physiotherapy Advice Swimming Injuries With the glorious summer weather, many of us are taking to the water for fitness and recreation. Swimming is a fantastic exercise for all ages and all levels of athlete. While the risk of acute injury is relatively low for swimmers, repetitive strain injuries may develop with improper training and stroke […]
Physiotherapy Advice Ankle Sprains Approximately 100,000 Canadians sprain their ankle each year, making this one of the most common orthopaedic injuries. Ankle sprains affect the young and the old, the athlete and the sedentary person. Risks include poor balance, sports involving running, jumping, and cutting motions, and walking on uneven surfaces. Studies show that one […]
Physiotherapy Advice Groin Strain It is the bane of many an athlete’s sporting life: the dreaded groin strain. Common in hockey, skiing, football, and track and field, groin strains involve one or more of the muscles of the inner thigh. There are six groin, or adductor, muscles running along the inside of the leg from […]
Physiotherapy Advice Skiing Injuries: Prevention and Rehabilitation With the ski season in full swing, many people in New Brunswick are enjoying our local slopes and travelling to ski destinations further afield. The recent rise in the sport’s popularity has led to an increasing number of musculoskeletal injuries in amateur and professional skiers. Some of these […]