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Physiotherapy for Cervicogenic Headaches

Cervicogenic headaches are a common cause of chronic headaches that are frequently misdiagnosed. The presenting features can be complex and similar to many common primary headache syndromes. The great news is that any headache caused by neck discomfort can be treated with physiotherapy. A cervicogenic headache can be effectively treated with manual therapy and a […]

Calf Strains

Calf strain injuries can commonly happen during sporting activities such as running and jumping. However, other mechanisms may include slipping or jarring ankle plantarflexion movements in weightbearing positions. It typically involves sudden instances of higher forces that overload the capabilities of the muscles. These muscles include your gastrocnemius and soleus muscles which are both crucial muscles that help deliver forces in varying joint […]

Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Bands

Enhance Physiotherapy is known for its innovation and leading the region with the most up to date technology. In December we welcome our newest piece of rehab equipment – Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Bands. These will be a great addition to our rehabilitation gym. Conventional strength training requires heavy loads to improve strength, body mass, […]

How Changing Your Posture Can Change Your Life

Healthcare providers appear to be constantly discussing posture. While to most, the takeaway message is to “stand up straighter,” the reality regarding good posture and why you should strive for it is a little more complex. You can improve your posture by relearning how to use your body more efficiently. It is never too late […]

Focus On Sever’s Disease

What is Sever’s Disease? Sever’s disease is a condition that causes pain in the heel of children and adolescents. While it can be quite painful, it is a self-limiting condition that doesn’t usually cause any long-term problems. Sever’s disease is quite common and is the leading cause of heel pain in children and young adolescents.  […]

Not “just” an ankle sprain

Ankle sprains are one of the most common lower limb injuries in sport, in particular “lateral” ankle sprains which involve the outside ligaments of your ankle. Many people underestimate ankle sprains and only 55% of people who have sustained an ankle injury seek medial/physio treatment. From a clinical point of view, the issue is that […]

Wrist pain – TFCC injuries

The triangular fibrocartilage complex is located on the ulnar side of the wrist (ie. pinky finger side). It contains a central disc and supporting structures called the radioulnar ligament (RUL) and ulnocarpal ligaments (UCL). The two main purposes of the TFCC is for load transmission and rotation support. The central disc allows for a greater […]

“Scans and a clean out” – arthritis treatments of yesteryear

For many decades, the best practice treatments for osteoarthritis were managing pain with medications (pain killers and anti-inflammatory medications) and where pain or disability was severe enough, a referral to a surgeon would be given for a joint “clean out”. This procedure usually involved scraping back bits of bone (osteophytes) and trimming cartilage where it had torn or frayed.    Following countless research studies over the previous 20 years, the usefulness and necessity […]

Stress Fractures

What is a stress fracture? A stress fracture is a small fracture of the bone that is caused by repeated mechanical stress, rather than an acute injury. They are often so small that they cannot always be seen on X-ray. Clinical examination coupled with MRI or Bone Scan is the gold standard for diagnosis. Initially, […]

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