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PhysioHelpsLives: What Are the Benefits of Physiotherapy?

Written by  Chelby Daigle from the MUSLIM LINK

The Ontario Physiotherapy Association is currently running a campaign called #PhysioHelpsLives to educate Ontarians about physiotherapy.

Muslim Link spoke to physiotherapists Mohamed Fouda and Keltouma Nouah. Fouda is the manager of Prime Physio Plus Clinic in Ottawa and Nouah is a recent graduate of the University of Ottawa’s Master in Physiotherapy program who works at the Prime Physio Plus Clinic. We asked them about physiotherapy’s benefits, why more Muslims should consider seeing a physiotherapist, and why Muslim youth should consider a career in physiotherapy.

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Avoiding Low Back Injuries With Squatting

By Eric Wong

Precision Movement

So, you’ve got lower back pain from squats, do you?

Damn, that sucks.

Fortunately for you, in this article we’re going to go through:

  • 3 characteristics that are common amongst people who hurt their lower back squats,
  • 3 things to address to prevent this annoying problem, and
  • A short routine you can do right now for some instant pain relief

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Therapy Found Effective for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

What you might be feeling

Classically CTS presents as pins and needles, numbness, burning or pain in the thumb, index finger, middle finger and half of the ring finger. The symptoms can be associated with swelling, difficulties distinguishing between hot and cold temperatures and reduced coordination of the hand. Commonly, people affected by this condition wake at night with symptoms and have to shake their hand to obtain relief.

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Read These Three Tips For Long Car Rides

It’s no secret that car rides can be hard on your lower back—especially if you have to travel for an extended period of time.

The key to finding relief is to make a plan before you set off on your trip, and these 3 little-known tips can help you do exactly that:

1. Schedule regular stops for exercise

Sitting in one position for an extended period of time can tighten your back muscles, which in turn can lead to pain and even muscle spasms. So then, it’s a good idea to schedule stops every 30 to 60 minutes so you can walk around and stretch your lower back. This activity loosens your muscles and encourages blood circulation, bringing nutrients and oxygen to your lower back.

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Customized Physical Therapy Can Ease Lower Back Pain

Raj Suppiah, MScPT

Last week, we talked about getting in to see your physiotherapist as soon as you experience back pain. This week, we’ll talk about the variety of ways physiotherapy can help.  A recent article in the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy described the ways to treat back pain based on the best research evidence. LOW BACK PAIN IS SO COMMON THAT 8 OF 10 PEOPLE EXPERIENCE IT AT SOME TIME IN THEIR LIVES. Although the pain in your back may feel severe to you, most low back pain is not due to a serious problem. Physiotherapists should be able to assess, diagnose and intervene without the use of diagnostic imaging.

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Identifying And Treating Pain From Nerve Tension

What is nerve tension?

Nerve tension is pain that happens when a nerve is being compressed or stuck in its surrounding tissue. Nerves lie in tracts in which they need to freely move. When they don’t move freely they can become traction or pulled during movement which leads to irritation. This can happen for a variety of reasons. If a joint has been immobile for a period of time it increases the risk that a nerve can get a little stuck due to the prolonged lack of motion. Sometimes there is no known reason at all.

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