Our Physiotherapists at North End Spine & Sports are very “hands on”. We call ourselves “Manual Therapists”. Manual Therapy is very effective in treating movement dysfunctions in your body that may be causing pain or affecting your mobility in certain sports or activities. Extra post graduate training allows us to use specialized techniques to restore
Muscle Energy Technique (MET) is a manual therapy that uses the gentle muscle contractions of the patient to relax and lengthen muscles and normalize joint motion. To define it specifically, it is “a direct manipulative procedure that uses a voluntary contraction of the patient’s muscles against a distinctly controlled counterforce from a precise position and
Active Release Technique (ART) is a hands-on treatment in which muscle, ligament, fascia, tendon, nerve, or capsule is held with tension on the tissue involved (not the skin) in a shortened position, while the structure is lengthened through a full, comfortable range of active motion and tension maintained throughout the movement. There is no skin
If you or someone you know is preparing for an upcoming surgery, the information you are about to read will be very useful. Most individuals are familiar with the thought of rehabilitation after surgery, but the idea of pre-surgical rehabilitation is gaining recognition. There is often a period of waiting involved prior to any surgery.
Functional Dry Needling (FDN), also know as trigger-point dry needling (TDN) or Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) is a treatment technique that involves inserting a thin filament needle past the skin into a muscle. The air of this technique is to remove any muscle trigger points and ‘reset’ the muscle to normal resting tension. By deactivating the
Once Spring arrives Vernon’s fields are filled with kids playing soccer. It is a very popular kids sport but kids do get hurt. And we shouldn’t ignore their aches and pains. Common injuries can be colliding with other players, the ground or a goalpost. Injuries can also occur while running, twisting, shooting and landing. Children
🍁 I love Fall 🍁 Warm sweaters, delicious apples, the popular pumpkin-spiced Latte…and leaves. Lotsa leaves. Raking becomes a part of everyone’s weekend “to-do” list. It can be quite enjoyable, but it also can be tireless work involving repetitive movements of bending, reaching, twisting and lifting. All of these movements done for long periods of
Back to School Time: Backpack Safety The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America warn that wearing a backpack that is too heavy may cause injury. They provide the following tips: Carry no more than 15-20 percent of their body weight. Use both shoulder straps and adjust them to
So you have been told that you need a new knee? Or maybe a new hip? Don’t despair. That’s good news! It means you have lived a robust and active life. Think of your body like a car. Those older, shiny, rust-free cars with low mileage have gone nowhere. They have sat in the driveway.
What the heck is pickleball? It’s a funny name for a sport. But it’s no laughing matter. Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in North America. In a nutshell: it’s a hybrid racquet sport. Emphasis on “hybrid.” The uniquely named sport is often described as a fusion of tennis, badminton and ping pong.