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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 ageing and pain go hand-in-hand. Continue [...]

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

Understanding Exercise Physiology Vs. 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, [...]

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

Using Physical Therapy and Exercise for Musculoskeletal Pain Treatment 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 [...]

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

Best 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 [...]

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

Common Causes and How to Fix Shoulder Pain 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 [...]

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

9 Best Stretches for 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 [...]

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

6 Best Exercises for Foot Pain 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 [...]

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

Motor Vehicle Accident Injury Treatment at Focus Physiotherapy 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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

18 Causes Of Urinary Incontinence

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 [...]

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

Dealing With Chronic Pain? How Laser Therapy Can Help

Try Professional Laser Therapy for Chronic Pain Chronic pain is something that plagues many Canadians. It may start with a small ache that comes and goes. Then, that small ache turns into excruciating pain that keeps us from sleeping, working, or living our lives fully. Instead of taking pain medication that only masks the pain [...]

By |January 8th, 2018|Laser Therapy|Comments Off on Dealing With Chronic Pain? How Laser Therapy Can Help

How Physio Works To Get You Walking Again

How Physiotherapy Improves Walking Ability After you suffer a catastrophic injury that leaves you unable to walk, physiotherapy is what will get you moving again. The timeline varies from person to person because treatment is tailored to the individual based on the severity of their injury. However, you can rest assured that when you work [...]

By |December 18th, 2017|Physiotherapy|Comments Off on How Physio Works To Get You Walking Again

How To Train Your Legs

How to Re-Train Your Legs If you’ve recently been injured or are looking to build up your leg muscles to increase your strength, you’ll need to train your legs. There are ways you can do this; join a gym and work with a trainer, at-home workouts, or work with a physiotherapist. Before you decide which [...]

By |December 4th, 2017|Common Injuries|Comments Off on How To Train Your Legs

Regaining Strength: How A Broken Arm Affects Movement And Muscles

A broken arm can sideline you for months, especially if the break affects your dominant hand. The movement and muscle groups in your arm take a backseat when you suffer an injury like a fracture. This is because the muscles and bones in our body are codependent and rely on each other to fully function. [...]

By |November 15th, 2017|Common Injuries|Comments Off on Regaining Strength: How A Broken Arm Affects Movement And Muscles