By Athlete's Care on December 22, 2020
Many people have questions about the benefits of virtual versus in-person physiotherapy, a treatment many automatically associate with hands-on procedures. But, the research shows it can be just as effective – and in some cases, even more so.
The definition of virtual physiotherapy is simple – therapy delivered online via video conferencing.
Here’s a look at the benefits.
A study from the United Kingdom assessed the results of 27,000 patients in a virtual physiotherapy treatment program. The positive results show that tele-rehabilitation should become a part of the regular options available for treatment.
Our Ottawa physiotherapists are ready to answer your questions about virtual physiotherapy and schedule an appointment at your convenience. Don’t hesitate to contact one of our Ottawa physiotherapy and sports medicine clinics today.
By Athlete's Care on October 05, 2020
In many cases, when the pain begins as simply annoying, only getting worse over a longer period of time, busy people may tend to ignore it. That’s a mistake, but luckily it’s one that can usually be corrected.
Find the cause
The first step for our Ottawa physiotherapists and sports medicine specialists would be a thorough evaluation to find the cause. The shoulder is made up of several different bones, muscles, and connective tissues. Any of these areas and structures may prove to be the cause of the pain.
Reduce the pain
Treatment depends on the cause, and your medical team will provide specialized advice. Treatment at our Ottawa clinics may involve physiotherapy or massage therapy. There is also a lot you can do on your own at home to help alleviate the pain.
If you are experiencing pain in your shoulder area, don’t hesitate to contact one of our Ottawa physiotherapy and chiropractic clinics today. Our trained and specialized medical professionals are ready to help.
By Athlete's Care on September 18, 2020
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By Athlete's Care on August 26, 2020
The problem with elbows
Most issues with the elbow joint come from over-use. Many activities, including sports and job functions, require repeated movements of the hands, wrists, or arms. That makes it one of the most vulnerable areas of the body to injury and over-use. There are many common conditions that may cause pain and discomfort in and around the elbow.
Many conditions involving the elbow begin with mild pain and discomfort which may or may not get worse over time depending on how you take care of the area. However, there are certain symptoms where you should seek medical attention immediately. These include:
What can you do?
In the absence of severe symptoms, you can start to help yourself with these measures:
Anytime the condition persists with no improvement after a day or two, you should also seek advice from one of our Ottawa physiotherapy and chiropractic clinics.
If you are experiencing pain in your elbow that won’t go away, our Ottawa physiotherapists, chiropractors, and other sports medicine specialists are ready to help. Don’t hesitate to contact one of our Ottawa clinics today.