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2008, 2020

Benefits of cooling therapy after exercise or an activity

August 20th, 2020|

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 or an Activity To dissipate the extra heat generated as a result of an increased metabolism during exercise, blood supply to the skin must be

1908, 2020

Tips on how to ease lower back pain during pregnancy

August 19th, 2020|

While the miracle of life is unfolding deep within your womb, your own body is going through changes and adaptations. These include hormonal changes, physical and emotional adaptations. Being pregnant is certainly an adventure; it is exciting and challenging at the same time. The physical changes that occur include a growing baby bump, enlarging breasts and expanding feet. These three changes, specifically, can be the cause of lower back pain especially towards the end of the second and beginning of

2004, 2018

Why cold therapy works for treating injuries

April 20th, 2018|

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 of the injury, which helps to reduce inflammation and pain in the muscles, tendons and joints. The same effect is created by using a product

1902, 2018

Thigh Injury

February 19th, 2018|

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 exercise: Use Deep Heat before exercise and Deep Freeze after exercise to rest & recover. Gentle stretches and gentle leg strengthening exercises. Focusing on balance

1201, 2018

Calf Injury

January 12th, 2018|

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 jumping. Recommended rehab exercise: Treatment includes, rest, ice and compression during the acute stage followed by a full rehabilitation program consisting of stretching and strengthening

2212, 2017

Knee Ligament Strain Injury

December 22nd, 2017|

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 and turn. There are four ligaments that help support the knee. It is important that a professional assess and determines which of the ligaments in

1911, 2017

Groin strain Injury

November 19th, 2017|

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 too far, this is commonly referred to as a muscle strain. Occasionally strains are accompanied by small tears in the muscle fibers. Because of this,

2210, 2017

Back Injury

October 22nd, 2017|

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 structure). If it’s not mechanical, then you need to look closer at the injury. There can be hundreds of issues. Recommended rehab exercise: Use Deep

1509, 2017

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury

September 15th, 2017|

You need to understand the basic structure first. The ACL is basically the link between the tibia and the femur. The ligament itself runs diagonally and stops the femur being pushed over the tibia or another kind of rotation. Basically, there’s been a sheering force down on the knee and there’s been mass affliction with rotation. ACL injuries represent a lengthening of the ACL ligament or a tear. Recommended rehab exercise: The first and most important thing is to refer