Category Archives: Physical Therapy

Knee Pain and Running

Iliotibial Band Syndrome IT band syndrome is caused by the IT band flicking back and forwards over the bony outer part of the knee. The more this happens, the more inflamed, swollen and painful it is. Common symptoms include: Pain at the outer knee. Pain is commonly worse when running downhill. Pain will often come… Read More »

Ways to Manage Extreme Fatigue

Daily exercise Regular exercise is very important to have a healthy living. Habitual exercising helps manage extreme fatigue because it helps regulate blood flow. On the other hand, do not overdo exercising because this may also have bad effect to your body. Do only a moderate exercise 3 times a week and just about 30… Read More »

Fix a Shoulder Imbalance

Flexibility The goal with stretching is to loosen short tonic muscles. First, let’s focus on stretching the muscles of the chest because this is most likely where the joint needs to be mobilized. Place your forearm on a Swiss ball Keep your shoulders parallel to the ground and drop your body to the floor. When… Read More »

Yoga for Physiotherapy Patients

These days, many of us have heard of yoga for teens, the elderly, pregnant moms and even yoga for toddlers. There is even yoga for dogs, believe it or not. The fact of the matter is yoga can be quite helpful in reliving specific health issues that many physical therapy patients are facing, so long… Read More »

Become More Mobile After a Stroke

Do Daily Exercises After a stroke, walking from one end of the room to another becomes very difficult. A single leg or both legs can become paralyzed, making it much harder to take even a few steps. One way to activate the muscles again is to do little exercises like clenching and massaging. It might… Read More »

Improved Flexibility

Foam rolling is a very-effective form of deep-tissue massage. To get the most benefit out of foam rolling, apply your own body-weight to the foam roller and slowly roll back and forth. The key to effective foam rolling comes from lots of practice. In the beginning, you might find that foam rolling is quite uncomfortable.… Read More »

Treatments for Plantar Fasciitis

Rest The first and foremost is to stop whatever is causing the pain and this is usually running. You need to provide sufficient time for the inflammation in the fascia to go away and this can reduce the pain significantly. During this period, you should not engage in any form of sporting activities. Ice pack… Read More »

Trigger Points of Sciatica

1, 2 & 3: Gluteus Medius Gluteus medius is one of the three Gluteal muscles (‘glutes’) which form each buttock. They are responsible for extending, abducting and laterally rotating the hip joint. Gluteus medius is found just below the Iliac crest. There are three common T.P’s in this muscle which can refer pain into the… Read More »

Rehab Exercises for Rotator Cuff Injury

Shoulder blade stretch Shoulder blade stretching can be performed either standing up or in a seated position. Reach across your chest with both arms and try to hold onto the opposite shoulder blade. You should be able to feel a tight stretch at both shoulders and hold in the position for 15 seconds. Slowly return… Read More »

Chiropractic Care During Pregnancy

Symptoms of early pregnancy are mostly limited to nausea and morning sickness; however, as the pregnancy advances weight gain and the expanding uterus press upon the vertebral column and produce characteristic backache and discomfort. Most expecting mommies complain of backache in the later part of the second trimester that worsens as the pregnancy. The primary… Read More »