IV – Who would benefit from the Mckenzie system?

According to the Mckenzie Institute, this approach is a reliable tool for all musculoskeletal problems, including neck & back pain, sciatica, degenerative changes, arthritis, numbness, along with problems at the extremities (shoulder, hip, ankle, etc). A good assessment would to the very least help your physiotherapist classify you into either a group that would respond to […]

How to proper lift heavy objects

Often in physiotherapy, we do not see a lot of professional movers getting injured at the back. This is partially because these workers are generally pretty strong to begin with, but more importantly is the technique they use for lifting. People who injury their back this way are usually those who are not used to lifting and […]

Ice or heat?

Traditional Management of Acute Injuries – Application of Ice Right after an acute injury up to 72 hours, ice has been traditionally recommended  to reduce the blow flow and to calm down the inflammation. Signs of inflammation include redness, heat, swelling, and pain. Ice is also used for muscle spasms and for sharp intense pain. Instructions: apply ice over […]