July 29th, 2014 - Posted in Uncategorized
Sometimes simple home interventions are enough to treat cervical disc disease, in which an abnormality in one or more discs that lie between the vertebrae cause neck pain. Often, though, it helps to see a physical therapist that can show you how to stretch and strengthen your neck and vertebrae, improve your posture, and prevent […] Continue Reading
July 24th, 2014 - Posted in Physiotherapy, Shoulder Pain
Written or reviewed by a board-certified physician. See About.com’s Medical Review Board. The shoulder is a complex ball and socket joint that is made up of the humerus (arm bone), the scapula (shoulder blade) and the clavicle (collar bone). There are many ligaments that help support the shoulder, and many muscular attachments help move the […] Continue Reading
July 22nd, 2014 - Posted in Uncategorized
Four out of five Canadians experience at least one episode of low back pain (LBP) at some point in their life.1 Physiotherapy for patients with LBP is effective in reducing both acute and chronic pain while significantly limiting the risk of increased disability and chronic conditions. Role of Physiotherapy in the Management of LBP Physiotherapy […] Continue Reading
July 21st, 2014 - Posted in Exercise, Health
Top of Form Why does risk for heart attacks, strokes or diabetes increase with age? A team from Yale University showed that as you age, you lose your ability to make AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) (Cell Metabolism, February 2007). This enzyme functions to increase mitochondria in muscles. Anything that reduces the number or efficiency of […] Continue Reading
July 3rd, 2014 - Posted in Exercise, Health
Weight Lifting Helps to Prevent Diabetes One third of Americans will become diabetic because they eat too much and exercise too little. A study in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise (July 2006) showed that lifting weights can help to prevent and to treat diabetes. Extra fat prevents your body from responding normally […] Continue Reading
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