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Physiotherapy – Joint Position Sense

The human sensory system is designed to give us the information we need to manage the challenges of the world. We take in vast amounts of information every minute of the day, much of it not relevant, the brain deciding what is important and what is not. We are familiar with vision, hearing and touch and consciously and unconsciously use the incoming information to guide our actions and responses in daily life. However, there are two more sensory input systems, related to the others, which are vital to normal functioning. These are the sensory feedback we get from our bodies and the joint position sense.

Profound loss of sensory input is more common than we think as it happens every time we get a numb, dead feeling arm when we wake up. When I woke up with my arm completely numb I moved if off my chest grumpily twice until I began to understand, by feeling the arm gradually from the elbow up, that it was my own arm I was trying to get rid of. The loss of sensibility was so great that as far as I was concerned the arm did not exist and therefore must have belonged to someone else. Without our sensory input we are limited in our abilities. Read more…

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The Basic Facts On Physiotherapy

If you have a musculo-skeletal problem or injury, you might be given a referral to a physiotherapy clinic.  If you have gone to one before, you know what to expect.  If you are new to this service, you might ask, what is physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is also known as physical therapy.  That answers the question of what is physiotherapy for many people.  However, if you have not had any dealings with this form of treatment, you need to know more.   Read more…

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Physiotherapy Advice For Tennis Players

Tennis is enjoyed by people of all ages and with more and more indoor courts springing up around the country it’s no longer confined to the summer months. Whether you play tennis competitively or just for fun and exercise, there are a few important things to follow to keep you in good health and free from injury. Physiotherapy has long been associated with physical movement and well-being and it can educate you in these matters. Here are a few things to consider.
First up, if you are new to the game it’s worth a visit to the GP before you pick up a racquet. Any existing conditions or physical problems should be assessed by a medical doctor to ensure your body is going to be able to cope with a higher level of activity. If you already have an injury, visit a physiotherapist to help get you back into a good physical state and then ask them for advice about exercises that can help you prepare for tennis. Read more…

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BUPA Puts Pressure on Physiotherapy

BUPA’s introduction of its recent tender process has caused anger and grave concern amongst private physiotherapists. BUPA is the largest private medical insurer in the UK and has been reviewing orthopaedic services recently, now moving on to the reported inequalities in private physiotherapy services. BUPA’s intentions are stated to be to look at the alleged inequalities in quality, cost and customer service in physiotherapy provision across the country. Six thousand physiotherapists have been effectively requested to enter a price competition to be allocated BUPA patients.

BUPA has asked physiotherapists and practices to complete the online tender process by Friday 24th April, covering information about customer services, quality, the practice and the base prices they can offer. Only if approved will they be granted the status of BUPA Approved Physiotherapy Provider. BUPA stated wish is to provide their customers with proven quality physiotherapy at a fair price and close to where they live. There is also a drive to standardise the length of sessions albeit with consideration of clinical variables and to set sessional benchmark rates. Read more…

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Tmj Physiotherapy – The Importance Of Physiotherapy

Tmj Physiotherapy

If pain is a problem subsequently physiotherapy is the solution. Study and experiences confirm that physiotherapy has kept on a exceptionally effective tool against pains and injuries ranging out of less significant to major. Hence the prescription of physiotherapy can never be a wrong one in situation of curing pain or injury. Tmj Physiotherapy

In case when a joint complication is to be dealt with by the help of physiotherapy, a physiotherapist may twist or fold the limbs having infirmities into positions which are not usually posed i.e. contortion may be the part of physiotherapeutic treatment. Read more…

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Physiotherapy Q & A: Four Things To Know Before Your First Physiotherapy Visit

If you have never been to see a physiotherapist, you may be a little unsure or uneasy about what to expect during your initial visit. Your age, extent of pain and preferred treatment procedure may have a direct bearing on the type of physiotherapy you can expect to receive. Your course of treatment really depends on the age and intensity of the your injury.

Below is a short overview of what you will encounter on your initial visit to the physiotherapist:

Should I speak with a physician before setting up time with a physiotherapist? Read more…

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Physiotherapy Services At Don Mills Health Care

Don Mills Health Care is committed to providing high quality physiotherapy treatment in order to help you manage many physical problems in the body.

Headed by our caring Registered Physiotherapist, our advanced Physiotherapy Department can assist you in overcoming a variety of physical conditions including joint and muscle pain, chronic conditions, neurological issues and weight management.

At Don Mills Heath Care, our physiotherapy treatment is considered advanced because we use a combination of skilled hands on therapy, along with state-of-the art rehabilitation equipment such as Vibrational Wave, MEDEX Core Strengthening, Shockwave Therapy, Traction, etc. Read more…

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Is There a Difference Between Physiotherapist and Physical Therapist in Singapore? Look for a Specialised Physiotherapy Treatment that works!

Is There a Difference Between Physiotherapist and Physical Therapist in Singapore? Look for a Specialised Physiotherapy Treatment that works!

The term physical therapist and physiotherapist are exchangeable. The term physical therapist started in the United States, and physiotherapist has always been used in the UK. In Singapore, you’ll find most people use the term ‘physiotherapist’. Read more…

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Types of Physiotherapy That Help Low Back Pain

Latest physiotherapy treatment such as low level laser therapy (LLLT), microcurrent electrical stimulation (MET), spinal decompression therapy (DTS) is a medical breakthrough to help millions of people to conqueur their lower back pain

Low back pain affects about 80% of the Singapore population that they may suffer from it at some time in their lives. It is one of the most common reasons people visit the doctor. For many, the trouble is more than a passing incident; they need physiotherapy, also known as physical therapy. Read more…

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What Sport Physiotherapy Entails

Unless you’re an athlete  or are close to someone who is, you may not be all that familiar with sports physiotherapy.  It isn’t an occupation with which most people have a great deal of personal experience, after all.  This article will provide an overview of his very interesting and wide-reaching career field  and will outline some of the many things sports physiotherapists actually do..

The Collins English Dictionary (Second Edition) defines physiotherapy as “the treatment of disease or injury by physical means, such as massage or exercises, rather than by drugs [physio- (prefix) physical + therapy].  Thus, sports physiotherapy refers to the treatment of sports injuries by physical means. Read more…

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