Corydon Physio Therapy Blog
One of the most frequently asked question patients ask me is: “how do I choose a pillow?” Pillow shopping is confusing because there are lots of choices, but once you understand what the pillow should be doing for you then it is less painful to choose one. I'll describe and show you in this article what to look for (and feel for). It's also important to note that a pillow can help improve neck pain and quality of sleep.
One of the most frequently asked questions patients ask me is: “how do I choose a mattress?” Mattress shopping seems to be one of those dreaded endeavors in life. I will provide some key information in this article to help make mattress selection less painful. Once it is understood what a mattress should ideally be doing, then it becomes easier to choose one.
Why bother exercising? “I’m too busy, I’m not fat, I’ve tried it but my back aches and my feet hurt.” “I would like to exercise my right not to exercise”. We have all heard these statements before, but maybe we can provide some exercise facts that will help motivate you or get you back on track.
I’m often asked if inversion tables are helpful for stretching and relieving pain or are they a fad or gimmick? The answer is yes, they can be helpful for neck, mid-back, lower back, hip or knee pain.
Let’s stop the confusion. Please use the physiotherapy information in this article as your definitive guide.
The purpose of cold is to decrease pain, swelling, and muscle spasm. It reduces the amount of tissue damage and inflammation in the area substantially. The purpose of heat is to decrease pain......
Maybe you’ve seen these electrical devices to put on your body on the TV infomercials. The public is told that they can build and tone muscle and burn fat. You simply strap the device on your tummy, lay back and relax with a cocktail and watch the fat melt away. Yes, they work to stimulate muscle electrically and you will feel them tingling and making the muscles contract. But that is where the truth ends.
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Progressive resistance training in patients with shoulder impingment syndrome, a randomized controlled trial
This excellent study asseses pain, function, quality of life, and muscle strength in patients with shoulder impingement syndrome who participated in muscle strengthening exercises.
This study describes the clinical changes with two protocols of physiotherapy following arthroscopic surgical subacromial decompression over 2 years.
This is an excellent randomized, double blind, placebo controlled clinical trial published in The American Journal of Sports Medicine providing significant evidence for Physiotherapy intervention for individuals with Patello-femoral pain (PFP).
Comparison of general exercise, motor control exercise and spinal manipulative therapy for chronic low back pain: A randomized trial
A randomized controlled trial was done to compare effects of general exercise, motor control exercise and manipulative therapy on function and perceived effect of intervention in patients with chronic back pain.
A research summary from the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia
This was a single-center, randomized, controlled trial of arthroscopic surgery in patients with moderate-to-severe osteoarthritis of the knee. Patients were randomly assigned to surgical lavage and arthroscopic débridement together with optimized physical and medical therapy or to treatment with physical and medical therapy alone.
Corydon Physiotherapy participated in this study with 50 of our low back pain patients.
A Randomized trial of two physiotherapy interventions for primary care back and neck pain patients: cost effectiveness analysis.
The objective was to assess the cost-effectiveness of a brief physiotherapy pain management approach using cognitive-behavioural principles (Solution-Finding Approach) when compared with a commonly used traditional method of physical therapy (McKenzie Approach).