Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) has been sidelining athletes for decades with sharp elbow pain. Commonly thought of as an over use injury, I seem to be treating this problem more frequently over the past few years. Previously, I saw this problem mainly with athletes and racquet sport players, but this problem has become more prevalent in the general population. This is perhaps due to an aging population or a trend towards more active lifestyles.
Aquatherapy goes by many names – you may have heard it called hydrotherapy or aquatic therapy. In a nutshell, Aquatherapy means “moving in water”, and it is being recommended by physicians and surgeons as part of treatment for more and more conditions, ranging from osteoarthritis and chronic pain, to knee replacement and back surgery. But what exactly is different about moving in the water? What makes moving in the water superior to moving on land, or say, exercising in a gym? Our Physiotherapist Stephanie Aubin outlines a few factors that make moving and exercising in water unique.
We are happy to announce the launch of our new website for our long standing concussion program in Burlington.
Dr. Anil has long been involved with treating concussions in the local community, The concussion program focuses on a four pronged assessment looking at cervical dysfunction, vestibular disorders, oculomotor issues as well as physical fitness. Rehabilitation will be directed by ranking these four assessments as well as involving neurocognitive testing and other multi-modal tests to develop unique programs for each patient.
Often (not always) with concussions there is a head impact. This will often (not always) lead to injury of the cervical spine and surrounding muscle, ligament and tendon. As a result the body will compensate in many different ways, putting stress through different tissues, resulting in headaches, dizziness and nausea. These symptoms are often contributing to a patients overall post concussion syndrome.
Balance issues often result form a concussion. Evaluation of your vestibular system can help reveal weaknesses/errors in your positioning sensors that if identified properly, rehab can often correct.
Visual tracking and processing are often altered in the post concussion population. Identifying these faults are crucial in recovery so that referral to the appropriate practitioner can be made and visual rehabilitation exercises started.
Long gone are the days of resting until you are better. Research shows that elevating your hear rate after an initial rest period will likely speed up recovery. An appropriate fitness test can help set a bench mark and design a unique exercise program for athletes to return to sport quicker.
The program focuses on sport related concussions but applies to the general population as well with guidance on return to sport, work and learn. visit www.burlingtonconcussionclinic.com to learn more.
We understand more about lower back pain today than we have ever in the past. This applies to everything from diagnosis to treatment; however the general public perception about lower back pain remains largely unchanged from where it was a decade ago. Today lets discuss the most common misconceptions about back pain in hopes of getting past these outdated beliefs for a healthier 2019!
Injuries are an unfortunate reality when competing at a high level. Lets highlight some succinct research that has been put together specifically for tennis players in the hopes of making 2019 injury free!
The holidays can be a stressful time for our bodies both physically and mentally, we at OMNI Health and Rehab have put together an essential holiday survival guide to help you stay healthy!
In addition to the shopping and family outings the holidays also bring about the busiest travel season of the year, travel smart this holiday season and head the following advice: Read more ›
Back pain continues to be the number one thing we find limiting patients from living their best life. This has been true for a long time and it’s fair to assume that you, your parents and grandparents have all dealt with back pain at some point, What is interesting is how the management of the same back pain has evolved over the years.
Exercise is integral to a healthy lifestyle. Fortunately, you can continue to exercise during your pregnancy. Here are a few things to consider.
The deep squat has nearly gone extinct in modern North American society. We drive to work in cars or sit on trains, then sit at a desk for eight hours, sit on the way home, sit to eat dinner, sit to watch tv in the evening. This leaves little opportunity for our hips, knees, and ankles to bend beyond 90 degrees.