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Benefits of cooling therapy after exercise or an activity

Physiological Response to Exercise or an Activity The physiological response to exercise is dependent on the intensity, duration and frequency of the exercise as well as the environmental conditions. During physical exercise, requirements for oxygen and substrate in skeletal muscle are increased, as is the removal of metabolites and carbon dioxide. Circulatory Response to Exercise

By |2020-08-20T10:16:21+00:00August 20th, 2020|Symptoms|0 Comments

Why cold therapy works for treating injuries

Why do people reach for a bag of frozen peas or an ice pack to treat injuries like sprains or sports injuries? The easy answer is, “Because it works”. Cold therapy, known as cryotherapy, is is a well-established treatment recommended by sports physiotherapists and health professionals. It works by decreasing blood flow to the site

By |2020-04-06T14:01:22+00:00April 20th, 2018|Symptoms|0 Comments

Thigh Injury

The most common injuries and causes of pain in the thigh are hamstring strains (back of the thigh) and quadriceps strains (front of the thigh). A thigh strain refers to an injury where the fibers in a quadriceps muscles are overstretched. Once the fibers are overstretched to a certain point, muscle tears occur. Recommended rehab

By |2020-04-29T10:37:46+00:00February 19th, 2018|Symptoms|0 Comments

Calf Injury

A Calf injury or strain is a tear of the muscle fibres of the muscles at the back of the lower leg and can range from mild to very severe. Calf injuries usually occur as a result of sudden pushing off movements, sudden changing of direction or from excessive over-stretching of the calf muscles during

By |2020-04-06T14:11:47+00:00January 12th, 2018|Symptoms|0 Comments

Knee Ligament Strain Injury

Ligaments are often strained because of exercise and are commonly sports-related injuries. A knee ligament strain happens when one or more ligaments in the knee are suddenly stretched or torn. Ligaments are what hold bones together. Ligaments support the knee and keep the joint and bones in the correct position. They help you walk, twist

By |2020-04-06T14:13:52+00:00December 22nd, 2017|Symptoms|0 Comments

Groin strain Injury

This is an injury to the muscles of the inner thigh, frequently seen in twisting and turning sports. These muscles not only move the legs together and apart, but also assist with the movement of the hip. These muscles are important for dynamic and direction-changing sports like soccer or rugby. When a muscle is stretched

By |2020-04-06T14:16:09+00:00November 19th, 2017|Symptoms|0 Comments

Back Injury

A back injury can be caused by a variety of issues. It is important that a professional (physiotherapist or biokineticist) does a full assessment, or get your sports physician to give a diagnosis. In some cases, it may be mechanical; then you need to look at the glutes (buttocks muscles) and the pelvis (hip bone

By |2020-04-06T14:20:04+00:00October 22nd, 2017|Symptoms|0 Comments