Should you ice
a muscle injury?

We have been using ice for decades for all sorts of ailments and in all sorts of forms, whether as an ice bath for muscle pain or tension, or as a cold compress to reduce fever due to viral infections. Cold baths are used for blood circulation problems; ice bags for joint pain and muscle … Read more

Myofascial release in physiotherapy

Myofascial release: symptoms and treatments What is myofascial release? Myofascial release treats soft tissues with pain and movement limitations. It is a generic term used in manual therapy. It is a generic term used in manual therapy. Our body is made of several structures including joints, capsule, ligaments, muscles, fascia, nerves and skin. When moving … Read more

How to treat spinal disc herniations?

Spinal disc herniations come without warning! For example, a spinal disc herniation may occur while doing the simplest activities… Summer is coming and you have decided to start some renovations. For a week, you have gone through the various steps that will allow you to have a beautiful modern kitchen. As you return from your … Read more

How to relieve carpal tunnel?

During your lunch hour, you are having a conversation with colleagues. One of the employees says she’s been experiencing numbness in her fingers at night and is reluctant to consult her doctor about it. She thinks it is due to her sleeping position. Having the same kind of symptoms for the past few months, you … Read more

How to treat osteoarthritis of the knee when you are an athlete?

Gonarthrosis, commonly known as knee osteoarthritis, is more frequent among athletes. Several factors can explain this phenomenon: overuse, repeated impacts, recurrent injuries. Physical activity is good for a healthy cartilage Despite this increased incidence, practice guidelines continue to recommend physical exercise as the primary treatment. Several recently published studies have demonstrated the beneficial effect of … Read more

Everything you need to know about the anterior cruciate ligament tear

If you are an athlete, you have probably already heard about anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears. This ligament is located in the knee and is frequently injured in sports. Our client, Melanie, tore this ligament in a fall while skiing. Her doctor referred her to a physiotherapist as the most appropriate health professional to help … Read more

How to treat a concussion?

Every year, many people suffer a concussion (a mild traumatic brain injury), just like in the case we are about to discuss. In many instances, the concussion goes unnoticed, the symptoms are not recognized and the person affected doesn’t receive any follow-up. If you do recognize the symptoms, what should you do? Who can you … Read more

How to treat plantar fasciitis?

Definition The plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue that forms the base of the foot (the plantar arch). It begins at the heel and attaches to each toe. The fascia becomes strained when standing up or on your toes. Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation or fibrosis of this fascia that occurs as a … Read more

How to treat shoulder capsulitis?

Adhesive capsulitis is a condition that is characterized by pain and progressive restriction of shoulder movement. The diagnostic criteria are a loss of mobility of 25% to 50% in at least two planes of motion. Abduction and external rotation are often the most restricted movements. Women between the ages of 40 and 65 seem to … Read more

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