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.
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Undergoing surgery for sports-related injuries may be tedious, but the aftermath bears equally serious consideration to make sure the procedure presents the desired results. Scott Cruikshank of the Calgary Herald reports on one such situation: The news — Sam Bennett needing surgery on his cranky left shoulder — wasn't great. Nor was it entirely unexpected. So Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving stopped short of declaring it a worst-case scenario for the 18-year-old. "I look at it as, 'What's the best way to ensure that we have a good outcome?'" Treliving said this afternoon. "So you explore all the different avenues. Ultimately, the decision's made to get the issue fixed. "Anytime you're having surgery, that's not perfect by any stretch. But we have no reason to believe that this won't be . . . I hate to use the word 'routine,' but lots of players have gone through this."
Friday, January 30, 2015
It’s been a bad season for the Leafs so far. During their November 6 game against the Colorado Avalanche, winger Daniel Winnik landed on his neck, while defenseman Jake Gardiner was badly bruised after blocking a shot. Although the Leafs put up a great fight, they lost to the Avalanche, 3-4. At least these guys had it easy. Three Leafs players have been hanging back for weeks due to cast injuries. Based on injury reports collated by Rotoworld.com, the Leafs should be back in full strength by the end of November. Only time can tell how well they’ll be able to play after weeks of inactivity.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Your neck connects your brain with the rest of your body. Subject your neck to excessive strain, and you can suffer headaches and pain in the upper extremities. Researchers estimate that text neck can exert as much as 60 lbs. of force on the neck at a 60-degree angle. In contrast, the average weight the neck has to support amounts to only 10 lbs. Treatment Treating a literal pain in the neck calls for the knowhow of a Milton chiropractor. Depending on the diagnosis, your chiropractor may begin scouring the neck for any off-tangent discs. However, as the neck houses some of the body’s most important nerves, a chiropractor may simply suggest a series of simple but effective exercises.
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Fortunately, one advantage that we possess over our ancestors is that we do not have to permanently live with the negative effects of these conditions, should we be unlucky enough to experience them. Modern medicine offers the knowledge of trained specialists such as Burlington, Ontario orthotics providers to help with these issues.
Thursday, January 8, 2015
A Milton physiotherapy clinic like Omni Health and Rehab Clinic uses chiropractic care to deal with various pain issues without relying on painkillers or other drugs. This form of alternative medicine manipulates various joints and the spine to mitigate, if not remedy, chronic pain. Any misaligned disc will surely cause pain to its region of influence.