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Understanding Therapeutic Ultrasound

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Understanding Therapeutic Ultrasound Has your Physiotherapist recommended therapeutic ultrasound as part of your treatment plan? If so, you may want to learn more about this modality and how it works. This blog will provide an overview of therapeutic ultrasound to help you know more about the treatment your Physiotherapist is recommending. What...

ReCOVery: Post-Exertional Malaise and other challenges after COVID-19

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Introduction There is a growing population of individuals experiencing a range of debilitating and long-lasting effects after having COVID-19. For these individuals, the effects are greater than the expected weakness and fatigue that others may experience after being sick for a few weeks, be it with COVID-19 or another illness. In...

Baker’s Cyst

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What is a Baker’s cyst? A Baker’s cyst, also known as a popliteal cyst, is a fluid filled swelling that forms on the back of the knee joint. This can cause tightness and pain when fully bending or extending your knee, or when performing physical activity.  It may feel as though...

Plantar Fasciitis

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What is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is one of the most commonly diagnosed causes of foot and heel pain, and is the result of repeated irritation over time. The plantar fascia is a tough band of tissue that runs from the ball of your foot to your heel, where it helps...

Supraspinatus Tendinopathy

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What is Supraspinatus Tendinopathy? Supraspinatus Tendinopathy can cause pain in your shoulder near the location of the supraspinatus tendon. The supraspinatus is one of the many muscles in your shoulder that make up the rotator cuff. The rotator cuff holds your arm in place and is important for the full mobility...

Superior Labral Anterior Posterior Lesion

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What is Superior Labral Anterior Posterior Lesion? A superior labral anterior posterior lesion, also known as SLAP lesion, can be the cause of pain or instability at the shoulder joint. The labrum is a tough, flexible structure that acts as a shock absorber and stabilizer for your arm bone where it...

Sciatica

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What is Sciatica? Sciatica is a term used to describe pain in the low back, buttock, and along the back of the leg(s) as a result of irritation of the sciatic nerve. This irritation can cause pain, tingling, or numbness in the tissues that connect to this nerve. Some people...

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

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What is Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome? Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) refers to pain at the front of the knee related to the pulley-like complex of muscles and tendons that straighten your leg. PFPS tends to develop slowly over time, and is more commonly aggravated by squatting, kneeling, running, taking stairs, and sitting...