Author Archives: Vaughan Physiotherapy Team

Whiplash

WHIPLASH – THE MOST COMMON NECK INJURY It is estimated that there are more than 100,000 whiplash cases in Canada each year. Most occur from automobile accidents, but whiplash can also result from sport or occupational injuries. Whiplash occurs when the force of an impact thrusts your head forward and then rapidly jerks it backward

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Stroke

STROKE Stroke is one of the major causes of disability and handicap in adults. Canadian physiotherapists play a key role in the rehabilitation of people who have had a stroke, helping them return to their highest possible level of physical mobility. A stroke causes damage to specific parts of the brain either from the interruption

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Smart Running

TIPS TO S.M.A.R.T. RUNNING So you’ve made the decision to start running. Congratulations! It’s a great way to improve your health and your quality of life. Like all physical activity, however, running carries the risk of injury. It’s important to know how to prevent injury and what steps to take should injuries happen. The following

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Smart Golfing

A game of golf is a healthy activity to help you to gain and maintain your flexibility and range of motion. It’s a physical activity that includes walking, lifting and repetitive arm motions, giving you the benefits of aerobic and strengthening exercise programs. The following S.M.A.R.T. tips (Stretch, Move, Add it up, Reduce Strain, Talk

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Smart Gardening

PHYSIOTHERAPY FACTS – GARDENING These gardening safety tips have been prepared for to you by the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) to help you have a healthy and active gardening season. CPA recommends gardeners take the S.M.A.R.T. approach (Stretch, Move, Add it up, Reduce Strain, Talk to a physiotherapist) to ensure you get the most out

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Rheumatoid Arthritis

RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a chronic disease that is characterized by an inflammation in the lining of the joints. While it can affect many joints in the body, RA most commonly affects the hands and feet. RA is also characterized by its symmetrical pattern – the same joints on both sides of the

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Repetitive Strain Injury

REPETITIVE STRAIN INJURY A major occupational hazard Repetitive strain injury (RSI) is a blanket term used to describe more than 20 disorders of the musculoskeletal system, including carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis and bursitis. RSI can affect anyone involved in work that requires frequent repetitive motion of their arms or hands. It’s more likely to happen

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Plantar Fasciitis

PLANTAR FASCIITIS Plantar fasciitis is a painful inflammation of the plantar fascia – a thick, fibrous band of connective tissue in the sole of the foot that supports the arch of the foot. It runs from the ball of the foot to the heel, stretching to its limit when the foot is on the ground

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Osteoporosis

OSTEOPOROSIS Osteoporosis is a condition that results in loss of bone mass and weakening of the bones, increasing the risk of fractures, such as a broken hip, crushed vertebra (spine), or fractured wrist. Osteoporosis-related fractures are often called fragility fractures because they happen with little or no trauma. More than 1.4 million Canadians suffer from

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Osteoarthritis

OSTEOARTHRITIS Joints change with time, and as we age we experience aches and pains and a gradual loss of mobility. However, osteoarthritis, one of 150 different forms of arthritis, is not simply a matter of getting older. It is a degenerative process that results in relatively rapid deterioration of a joint. It generally affects people

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