Thursday, July 9, 2015
With the daily strains experienced by our feet, the bones and other internal structures weaken faster through time, and occasional aches are soon felt. Most Canadians apply foot support devices to prevent injuries and other related problems for the whole day or every time they do vigorous feet activities like running or walking. Foot support devices, or foot orthotics, are generally classified based from their suppliers: shoe inserts found in retail stores and custom-made orthotics received from prescription. Insoles, heel liners, arch supports, and foot cushions are common shoe inserts quite effective in treating foot conditions like flat arches, and aches in both the foot and the leg. However, biomechanical and long-term problems are beyond their capabilities.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Stumbling over while marathon training, being shoved too hard during team games, and violent falls in tumbling exhibitions are accidents and risks that athletes and players have to usually face and suffer from for the sport. Most sports-related injuries involve strains in the joints, muscles and tendons, such as ankle sprains and knee fractures. Strains in these areas are chronic in nature, which normally happen because of repeated movements over a period of time. Meanwhile, damage that resulted from a single crash or impact from a violent force is identified as an acute traumatic injury.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
To be clear, anything placed in the shoe and under the foot may be called an orthotic. However, most prefabricated orthotics that can be bought off-the-shelf are just contoured soft sponges, or gels that feel good on the soles. Sadly, many of these do not offer any real support. A safer option would be reasonably priced, branded orthotics that are known to give actual support, with some form of arch base and a contoured heel. In looking for the best orthotics in Burlington, Ontario, however, you must consider first and foremost that pre-fabricated ones generally cannot provide you with the foot support you need.
Monday, February 9, 2015
Persons suffering from incontinence, painful intercourse, chronic pelvic pain, and similar symptoms may be suffering from a form of pelvic floor disorder, a condition characterized by weak or tight pelvic floor muscles. To address this, a special type of physiotherapy, known as pelvic floor physiotherapy, or more commonly as Kegel excercises, has been developed. Kegel exercises aim to strengthen the muscles that line your pelvic floor. These muscles, which are present in both men and women, support the bladder, rectum, and uterus, and are used to control the urge to defecate or urinate. The best Milton physiotherapy facilities, like Omni Health and Rehab Clinic, offer Kegel exercise therapies to patients as a non-surgical treatment option
Friday, February 6, 2015
Whether you’re suffering from lower back pain or have suffered a sports injury, massage therapy at Burlington, Ontario clinics like the OMNI Health and Rehab Clinic can help greatly in your recovery. Anyone who’s had the pleasure of having a backrub or a foot rub will say that it is a pleasant experience, but this can be taken to another level by professional massage therapists. Massages offered by these experts, ranging from the relaxing Swedish massage to the pin-point trigger point massage that helps relax tight clumps of muscle fibers, can be quite therapeutic. In fact, there are several benefits to seeking massage therapy. First, a massage can be a great pain reliever and this is possible as the circulation of blood in the muscles is improved. Muscle pain can be the result of injuries or bad posture, and properly circulating blood thanks to a massage helps in the healing process as well as supports proper lymphatic drainage.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Pain is the body’s way of telling its owner that something is wrong—the problem is that it is sometimes actually difficult to pinpoint what’s wrong and then to cure it. Medical painkillers only stop you from feeling the pain, but they don’t resolve the discomfort’s primary cause. Thankfully, an established Milton physiotherapy centre like OMNI Health and Rehab Clinic would be able to help resolve a multitude of aches and pains, especially using physiotherapy and chiropractic techniques. Chiropractors specialise in spinal manipulation. Their treatment techniques are based on the idea that a lot of the body’s injuries and illnesses come from the fact that the spine is not properly aligned and the nerves are chronically compressed. This is why majority of their techniques are focused on returning the spine to its proper alignment.
Monday, February 2, 2015
Much as walking or running regularly could do wonders for your health and stamina, the daily grind could take a toll on your feet. For people used to these physical activities, the consequences may be startling. Sheryl Ubelacker of The Canadian Press relates the story of a woman who suddenly suffered foot pain, in an article for Prince George Citizen: Connie Glen isn't sure what she did exactly, but in February she started getting unexplained pain in her left heel — and seven months, several practitioners and about $2,000 later, it's still not entirely healed, though she's finally seeing some improvement. Glen, whose exercise routine had ironically included yoga and pilates to help stretch and strengthen her muscles to prevent injury, had started taking twice-weekly barre classes that incorporate some of the "up-on-your-toes" exercises ballet dancers use to limber up.