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Understanding Radiology of Spondylolysis/Spondylolisthesis

Understanding spondylolysis and why the younger athletic population is usually the most susceptible can help you understand the different options for managing it. You can define spondylolysis as a bone defect that happens within the interarticularis of the vertebral arch. It may present itself as a fracture or a weakness. Most spondylolisthesis defects will be [...]

By |June 18th, 2018|Spondylolysis|Comments Off on Understanding Radiology of Spondylolysis/Spondylolisthesis

How Knee Support Works

There are an array of products on the market today that protect the knee after an injury, and offer support during the healing process. Knee support products come in various types and styles, and they can treat a myriad of different knee conditions. So how do knee supports work? Two of the most common products [...]

By |June 11th, 2018|Knee Braces|Comments Off on How Knee Support Works

10 Gentle Exercises to Maintain Joint Mobility and Relieve Arthritis Pain

While it may seem counter-intuitive, exercising is integral for people that suffer from arthritis. When your joints are sore and aching, exercise may not seem like the best idea, but it can actually help increase strength and flexibility. While arthritis may often make you feel immobile, getting moving is actually the only real way to [...]

By |June 4th, 2018|Exercises|Comments Off on 10 Gentle Exercises to Maintain Joint Mobility and Relieve Arthritis Pain

3 Types of Massage Therapy Specialties that will be in Demand

The art of physiotherapy helps people who suffer from injuries, illnesses, aging, or a disability. People of all ages are helped by this therapeutic method. As a specific massage therapy, its physiotherapy techniques involves working with a vast range of health issues affecting the human body. Physiotherapists incorporate a foundation of holistic, hands-on massage solution [...]

By |May 25th, 2018|Therapists|Comments Off on 3 Types of Massage Therapy Specialties that will be in Demand

3 Common Treatments That May Help Your Chronic Knee Pain

The past 20 years have seen a 65% rise in the occurrence of chronic knee pain. 25% of adults suffer from knee discomfort, with 4 million doctor visits from patients seeking pain relief. Many people believe that pain comes is just a natural occurrence of life while others think aging and pain go hand-in-hand. Causes [...]

By |May 21st, 2018|Knee Pain|Comments Off on 3 Common Treatments That May Help Your Chronic Knee Pain

10 Common Knee Injuries And Treatment

The knee is a very complicated joint that has to support a lot of body weight and move in multiple directions. This complexity means that there are many different ways the knee may end up injured. Depending on the cause of the injury, knee treatments might be treatable at home, or they might require extensive [...]

By |May 21st, 2018|Knee Injury|Comments Off on 10 Common Knee Injuries And Treatment

How to Treat Neck Pain with Low-Level Laser Therapy

Low-level Laser Therapy (LLLT) has been used to treat a variety of conditions for decades. LLLT, also known as cold laser therapy, involves a high-frequency laser that has a low energy output. The technology used in this kind of therapy has been applied for many years in several forms. It has been used to reduce [...]

By |May 18th, 2018|Laser Therapy|Comments Off on How to Treat Neck Pain with Low-Level Laser Therapy

Differences between exercise physiology and physical therapy

Most individuals have difficulties differentiating the two terms:  Physiology and Physical Therapy. Although they are diverse in how they work, they are quite affiliated. They both use physical and exercise movements to assist individuals who suffer from fatal injuries or degenerative diseases. Physical therapy is to restore movement. Conversely, exercise physiology aims at relieving symptoms [...]

By |May 14th, 2018|Physiotherapy|Comments Off on Differences between exercise physiology and physical therapy

How to Treat Musculoskeletal Pain with Exercise and Physical Therapy

Musculoskeletal pain can be debilitating. Common symptoms of this particular type of pain can involve twitching or burning of the muscles. It can also cause you to lose sleep. In many cases, this pain is chronic and relying solely on prescription medications for treatment can have dangerous consequences. After conducting a study on different approaches [...]

By |May 11th, 2018|Physiotherapy|Comments Off on How to Treat Musculoskeletal Pain with Exercise and Physical Therapy

May is National Physiotherapy Month

The role of the physiotherapist in general medicine is crucial when it comes to pain management and the promotion of overall health. As National Physiotherapy Month approaches, it is a good idea to educate yourself on the ins and outs of this field of medicine, and how it can help you if you are experiencing [...]

By |May 7th, 2018|Physiotherapy|Comments Off on May is National Physiotherapy Month

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: What Causes it, Treatments, and How To Prevent It

Carpal tunnel syndrome or CTS is a common condition that affects the hands and wrists. It caused when the median nerve that serves part of the hand is pinched as it runs through a structure of bones and ligaments called the carpal tunnel. This structure runs through the palm side of the wrist. The thumb [...]

By |May 7th, 2018|Carpal Tunnel Syndrome|Comments Off on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: What Causes it, Treatments, and How To Prevent It

5 Ways to Strengthen Your Balance and Prevent Spinal Fractures

Whether it’s from a severe fall, a car accident, or as a symptom of osteoporosis, a fractured spine can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have experienced a spinal fracture, you will want to ease the pain, treat the fracture and strengthen your balance to prevent any future mishaps. Often, individuals are unaware of [...]

By |May 4th, 2018|Fitness Tips|Comments Off on 5 Ways to Strengthen Your Balance and Prevent Spinal Fractures

Simple Physical Therapy Exercises To Improve Mobility

People who use wheelchairs because of various ailments face quite a number of challenges which often include joint deterioration and muscle atrophy. These challenges can lead to some changes in the body that might not be reversible, which further complicates the mobility of an individual because it causes new health risks. But when a professional [...]

By |April 30th, 2018|Exercises|Comments Off on Simple Physical Therapy Exercises To Improve Mobility

We Remember | Toronto Strong

On Tuesday, April 24, 2018, Focus Physiotherapy closed for the day to allow police to investigate and gather evidence of a terrible attack in our Willowdale neighbourhood at Yonge and Sheppard. The attack of April 23, 2018, was a cowardly act aimed at killing and hurting as many women as possible by running them down [...]

By |April 25th, 2018|Uncategorised|Comments Off on We Remember | Toronto Strong

Shoulder Pain: 3 Most Common Causes and How to Fix It

The shoulder is the most complex joint in the body, and it allows for a great range of movement. It is composed of the shoulder blade, or scapula, which is found in the back, and the clavicle, or collarbone, in the front. The upper arm bone has a round head that fits into a depression [...]

By |April 9th, 2018|Shoulder|Comments Off on Shoulder Pain: 3 Most Common Causes and How to Fix It

9 Easy Stretches to Release Lower Back and Hip Pain

At some point or another, everyone has felt pain in the small of their back, hips, or shooting pains felt in the legs. At times the shooting pains go all the way down to the feet, and when this happens, patients are commonly seen walking into the doctor office listing to one side and holding [...]

By |March 26th, 2018|Exercises|Comments Off on 9 Easy Stretches to Release Lower Back and Hip Pain

6 Exercises to Ease Foot and Ankle Pain

While a good foot rub helps to soothe common foot and ankle pain, it is a time consuming effort that isn’t a reliable method of completely eliminating your symptoms. That’s not even mentioning how expensive it is to get a professional foot rub! We are all prone to ankle and foot pain because we work [...]

By |March 12th, 2018|Foot & Ankle|Comments Off on 6 Exercises to Ease Foot and Ankle Pain

The Most Common Injury Treatment After A Motor Vehicle Accident

Following a motor vehicle accident, most people will be diagnosed with whiplash due to the sudden impact. When our neck is forced to bend forward then backward quickly, or vice versa, the ligaments and muscles involved become injured. Besides whiplash, many people involved in a motor vehicle collision will have other injuries such as bruising [...]

By |February 26th, 2018|Whiplash Treatment|Comments Off on The Most Common Injury Treatment After A Motor Vehicle Accident

5 Whiplash Treatment Exercises You Can Do At Home

Whiplash Associated Disorders (WAD), or whiplash for short, is an injury resulting from a severe jerk to the head. Most people experience whiplash following a motor vehicle accident because we do not have enough time to brace ourselves for the impact of the collision. We are unable to contract our muscles faster than 700-800 milliseconds [...]

By |February 12th, 2018|Whiplash Treatment|Comments Off on 5 Whiplash Treatment Exercises You Can Do At Home

18 Causes Of Urinary Incontinence

When you lose the ability to control your bladder, it can be embarrassing. Many people who suffer from this problem are scared they won’t be able to get to a toilet in time, and so avoid public places. Urinary incontinence can affect people of all ages but it is nothing to be ashamed of. What [...]

By |January 29th, 2018|Urinary Incontinence|Comments Off on 18 Causes Of Urinary Incontinence