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Tennis Elbow and Physiotherapy- Part 2 Kitchener Waterloo


Tennis Elbow and Physiotherapy- Part 2 Chronic Tennis Elbow is NOT due to INFLAMMATION! Testing of Chronic Tennis Elbow sufferers has shown no evidence of the chemicals normally associated with inflammation. Instead, there is an increase in chemicals associated with pain transmission in the nerves. This is coupled with changes in the blood supply, and […]

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Tennis Elbow and Physiotherapy- Part 1- Kitchener Waterloo


Tennis Elbow and Physiotherapy- Part 1 Acute Tennis Elbow is an injury to the muscles that extend the wrist and fingers. The site of injury is typically the lateral epicondyle, a bony bump on the outside of the elbow where these muscles attach. Tennis Elbow symptoms that have lasted more than 6 weeks are considered […]

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Physiotherapy Treatment Techniques- Waterloo, Ontario


Physiotherapy Treatment Techniques There are well over 20 different treatment approaches commonly used by your physiotherapist. Hands-on Physiotherapy Techniques Your physiotherapist may be trained in hands-on physiotherapy techniques such as: Joint mobilisation (gentle gliding) techniques, Joint manipulation, Physiotherapy Instrument Mobilisation (PIM). Minimal Energy Techniques (METs), Muscle stretching, Neurodynamics, Massage and soft tissue techniques In fact, your physiotherapist […]

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Osteoarthritis and Knee Pain-Physiotherapy Waterloo


What are the symptoms of osteoarthritis? Symptoms include the following: Sharp or burning pain in the affected joints. Pain can be severe, and bothersome at rest, when you move, or at night. It can stop you from sleeping and make it difficult to do the things you want to do. Stiffness in the morning, until […]

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6 Back Pain Myths-Physiotherapy Waterloo


6 Back Pain Myths Busted When you have back pain, you want to learn as much as you can about it.  What caused it?  What are the best treatments?  What can you do to make it better?  What shouldn’t you do? Fortunately, there is a lot of information out there, and everybody has an opinion.  […]

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Neck Pain and Acupuncture- Physiotherapy Kitchener/Waterloo


Acupuncture May Be Best to Ease Neck Pain Is acupuncture or massage therapy better for back and neck pain? One recent study came out in favor of massage while another has found acupuncture to be better. Your best bet may be to let personal preference be your guide. The author of one study, Dominik Irnich, […]

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