There is a lot of discussion going on around your "core" these days. Often you will hear physiotherapists talking about core strength in relation to injuries. This may include lower back pain, hip pain, and pain associated with spinal or joint degeneration. This raises one very important question: What exactly is your core and how does it … [Read more...] about What is your core and why is it so important – a physiotherapists view?!
Over the past several decades a poor approach of waiting until there’s a problem with our bodies before doing something has taken hold in society. If, however, we work on tackling the root issue, we will see a broad improvement in all aspects of our health. We will also decrease the burden on the healthcare system! This method of tackling … [Read more...] about What are the benefits of walking and how to start your own program!
Patellofemoral pain syndrome is a general term we use to describe the symptoms of pain or swelling at the front of your knee. This condition typically presents with a gradual onset of symptoms usually located on the front of your knee. It eventually results in increasing pain, limited range of movement of your knee, and decreased ability to walk, … [Read more...] about Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
What Are the Stages of Osteoarthritis? In general, Osteoarthritis can be classified into 4 main stages. Stage 1: A joint with stage 1 Osteoarthritis will have very minor "wear and tear" in the affected joint. Zero to minimal inflammation will be present in this stage, and typically any pain experienced will be very mild and dissipate … [Read more...] about Osteoarthritis – Part 2
What is it? What can be done? Osteoarthritis is simply defined as the wearing down of the bone surfaces that make up a joint. Every joint in your body is comprised of at least 2 bones that slide and glide across each other. This gives you the ability to move and bend your body through space. If you were to open up one of your joints to … [Read more...] about Osteoarthritis – Part 1