The Achilles tendon is the tendon that runs up from the calf muscle up and down to the calcaneus, or the heel.
An ACL injury is a tear or sprain of the anterior cruciate (KROO-she-ate) ligament (ACL) — one of the major ligaments in your knee.
Ankle injuries can range from ankle sprains and strains to fractures, and can be caused by a variety of sports and activities. Treatment for ankle injuries includes the RICE regime, TENS machines, ankle braces and more - talk to your health care provider for options.
Rheumatic conditions are a blanket term for a variety of diseases that cause chronic, intermittent swelling and pain of the joints and connective tissue.
Back Pain Treatment Quiz
Back pain is a common condition affecting almost everyone at some point in their life. There are multiple treatment options available.
Because badminton is a low impact sport, badminton injuries are less common than in other sports. They can be acute injuries such as ankle sprains, or overuse injuries such as impingement syndrome.
The set up of your Bicycle by a professionally qualified person is important way to prevent injuries and maximize strength and power
Bracing & Equipment
Bracing and orthotics are specialties within the medical field involved with the design, manufacture and application of orthoses and braces.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome quiz
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition that causes pain, numbness, and tingling in the hand and arm. The condition occurs when one of the major nerves to the hand — the median nerve — is squeezed or compressed as it travels through the wrist.
Compression socks squeeze the legs slightly more than regular socks to promote improved blood flow in your legs. This increases the pressure in the tissues beneath the skin, reducing the excess leakage of fluid from the capillaries.
A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that affects your brain function. Effects are usually temporary but can include headaches and problems with concentration, memory, balance and coordination.
Cycling injuries are common and can be assisted with proper cycling position on the bike and good road sense in understanding the rules of the road.
Elbow pain can be caused by various types of injury and repetitive motions during sports. Golfer's elbow, also known as Tennis Elbow, is one example of a common elbow condition.
Exercising is safe for most women during pregnancy but be sure to consult with your physician before you start any exercise programs while pregnant.
Fibromyalgia syndrome affects the muscles and soft tissue. Symptoms include chronic muscle pain, fatigue, sleep problems, and painful tender points or trigger points.
Whether you have a foot injury following a car accident or need ankle surgery because of rheumatoid arthritis, an orthopedic surgeon can help.
Foot Health covers treatment and a wide variety of health conditions, including deformity correction, diabetic foot care, and arthritis and orthotics.
Foot injuries such as Achilles Tendon and Plantar Fasciitis can occur from overuse in some sports. Runners can be afflicted with these conditions and will often seek help from a trained physiotherapist.
While the hip is designed to stand up to wear and tear, problems can develop due to age and use.
IT Band Syndrome
Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) is one of the most common overuse injuries among runners and cyclists
Knee injuries are common in sports and can involve injuries such as MCL tears, ACL tears and cartilage damage. These commonly occur in sports when you are twisting, bending or suddenly changing direction. Treatment for a knee injuries depend on how severe it is.
Lumbar Spine Surgery
Proper care of the back after surgery is crucial to both short-term and long-term success.
MCL Knee Injuries
Knee injuries are common in sports and can involve injuries such as MCL tears tears and cartilage damage. These commonly occur in sports when you are twisting, bending or suddenly changing direction.
Meniscus tears are among the most common knee injuries. Athletes, particularly those who play contact sports, are at risk for meniscus tears. However, anyone at any age can tear a meniscus.
Back pain is a very common condition, and there are a variety of back and spine-health related issues. Back pain usually originates from the nerves, bones, muscles, joints or other structures of the spine, and can range from mild to severe.
Osteoarthritis is a chronic condition in which the cartilage between certain joints breaks down as the person ages causing pain and discomfort.
PCL (Posterior Cruciate Ligament) Injury
Pain and swelling are the most common signs of knee injury. In addition, your knee may catch or lock up. Many knee injuries cause instability — the feeling that your knee is giving way
Pelvis and Hip Injuries
Strains of the muscles around the hip and pelvis can cause pain and spasm. One of the most common strains are groin pulls, particularly in sports and hamstring strains. Hip and pelvis pain can be caused by traumatic injury or certain medical conditions. A physiotherapist can assess hip and pelvis pain and administer treatment to injuries.
Physiotherapy - Ankles
The ankle, or the talocrural region, is the region where the foot and the leg meet. The ankle includes three joints: the ankle joint proper or talocrural joint, the subtalar joint, and the inferior tibiofibular joint.
Physiotherapy - Elbows
The elbow is the visible joint between the upper and lower parts of the arm. It includes prominent landmarks such as the olecranon, the elbow pit, the lateral and medial epicondyles, and the elbow joint
Physiotherapy - Hips
The hip joint, scientifically referred to as the acetabulofemoral joint (art. coxae), is the joint between the femur and acetabulum of the pelvis and its primary function is to support the weight of the body in both static (e.g. standing) and dynamic (e.g. walking or running) postures.
Physiotherapy - Shoulders
The shoulder joint (glenohumeral joint) is a ball and socket joint between the scapula and the humerus. It is the major joint connecting the upper limb to the trunk.
Seniors health and flexibly is very important as you age to maintain strength and mobility.
Shin splints, also known as medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS), is "pain along the inner edge of the shinbone. Shin splints are usually caused by repeated trauma to the connective muscle tissue surrounding the tibia.
A shoulder dislocation is an injury that happens when the ball pops out of your socket. A dislocation may be partial, where the ball is only partially out of the socket
From a torn rotator cuff to impingement from playing sports, you may need shoulder surgery
Soft Tissue and Muscle Injuries
Soft tissue injuries and muscle pulls are common in many sports. Treating them appropriately can improve healing time and overall rehabilitation. Physiotherapy can be an integral part of soft tissue and muscle injuries.
Sports Health: Cycling
Cycling is a popular sport among people of all ages, whether it's for fun, fitness, or environmental reasons. Although some cycling injuries are impossible to avoid, you can reduce them by wearing proper equipment, being observant, and following safety rules.
A sports hernia is a strain or tear of any soft tissue (muscle, tendon, ligament) in the lower abdomen or groin area. Because different tissues may be affected and a traditional hernia may not exist, the medical community prefers the term "athletic pubalgia" to refer to this type of injury.
Sports medicine physicians have specialized training in the field of medicine. They typically deal with sport or exercise-related injuries.
Common squash injuries include piriformis syndrome, bicep tendonitis, calf strains and plantar fasciitis. Talk to your local sports provider to choose the right squash equipment for you.
Stress Fractures in Athletes
Stress fractures are commonly seen in athletes. The lower extremities are more frequently involved than the upper extremities
Stretching is an important component in both staying injury free and getting you back to healthy when injured.
Common tennis injuries include those to the elbow, wrist, knee, hip and shoulder. Talk to your local sports equipment provider to find the tennis gear that's right for you to help prevent injuries.
Thumb arthritis is arthritis that occurs in the joint at the base of the thumb, known as the basal joint. Thumb arthritis is usually a type of osteoarthritis, which is due to wear and tear.
Top 10 Exercises
While the best exercises for you depend on factors such as your weight and health conditions, we’ve rounded up 10 top exercises almost anyone can do.
Top 10 Physiotherapy Treatments
Physiotherapy is a great option for many common everyday injuries. Here are ten great treatment options.
Physiotherapy offers various treatment methods including the RICE regime, the TENS machine, proprioception, ultrasound therapy, intramuscular stimulation (IMS), and taping. Depending on the severity of injury the physiotherapist may use any one or combination of these treatment methods.
Trigger finger is a condition that causes pain, stiffness, and a sensation of locking or catching when you bend and straighten your finger. The condition is also known as “stenosing tenosynovitis.”
Upper Body Strength
Upper Body Strength and Flexibilty Drills
Whiplash and Treatment Options
Whiplash is a neck injury due to forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck, like the cracking of a whip. Whiplash most often occurs during a rear-end auto accident, but the injury can also result from a sports accident, physical abuse or other trauma
Wrist sprains are a result of the ligaments of the wrist stretching too much or tearing. They're a common sports injury that occurs when someone falls onto an outstretched hand, twisting or bending the wrist.