Pain and Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy

The word myofascial means muscle tissue (myo) and fascia is the connective tissue beneath the skin that attaches, stabilizes, encloses, and separates muscles and other internal organs. Together, muscle and fascia make up what is called the myofascial system. Below is a breakdown of the word ‘Myofascial Pain Syndrome’ Myofascial pain syndrome can be the result of muscle injury […]

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Falls Prevention

Over 400 risk factors leading to falls have been identified including lack of physical activity resulting in loss of muscle tone, decreased bone mass, poor balance, and reduced flexibility, impaired vision, medications, disease including Parkinson’s, dementia, stroke and arthritis, surgery, and environmental hazards. MYTH – Many people believe that falls are an inevitable part of […]

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Tracheostomy Management

What Is a Tracheostomy? A tracheostomy is a medical procedure, either temporary or permanent, that involves creating an opening in the neck in order to place a tube into a person’s windpipe. Tracheostomies are performed for many reasons related to a blocked airway or a need for prolonged respiratory or ventilator support. During a tracheostomy, […]

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How Can Physiotherapy Help Tackle Type 2 Diabetes?

New NICE (National Institute for Health & Care Excellence) Guidelines has been published in September 2017. It states that health professionals, such as physiotherapists, should tell high-risk patients that lifestyle changes could reduce their risk of developing the condition. This includes exercising as well as eating a healthy diet. Physiotherapists have the knowledge and expertise […]

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