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Something is wrong with my knee!

Have you ever felt like a “ball” in the hollow of your knee that is somewhat painful and disturbing? This is called a baker cyst or popliteal cyst. This “ball” can be bothersome and restrict movement. We will see what is this pathology (disease), what causes it, what are the symptoms and how to make […]

History of Osteopathy

Osteopathy was founded by Andrew Taylor Still in 1874. Mr. Still was a physician and a surgeon in the United States in the city of Kirksville, Missouri. The first school of osteopathy was founded in this city in May 1892 . Knowing a great success with the public, the osteopathy discipline was recognized in 1898 […]

Who can help me?

When an injury occurs, it can sometimes be hard to know where to turn. Should I go see my doctor? A friend told me about his osteopath, should I go to see her first or should I go consult in physiotherapy as my brother advised me to? In fact, it can sometimes be difficult to […]

Hot or cold? What to pick and when?

As a physiotherapist technician or physiotherapist, it is common for patients to ask us if they should put on ice or heat when an injury occurs. The answer is always the same … There is no miracle recipe! The most important thing is to know why you want to use ice or heat. Here is […]

Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains are one of the most common musculoskeletal injuries clinically seen by physiotherapists. Although sometimes considered trivial, it is important to treat even the smallest sprains to reduce the risk of recurrence and more permanent damage. Here is a small guide explaining the healing steps of a sprained ankle from the time of the […]

Rotator cuff tear

In our physiotherapy practice, we often have to deal with painful shoulders. Different conditions can occur at the shoulder, but rotator cuff tears are a very common one. In this blog, we will review the anatomy of the shoulder and further discuss the implication of such a tear. In people over 60 years old, this […]

Motion is lotion!

My doctor told me that the repetitive jumps in running would damage my knees, so I am now too old to run. I’m over 65, tennis is over for me, with all these sudden stops … my back is not going to take it. After 65 years, only the gentle aerobics is good for the […]

Avoid Missteps: A Small Guide on How to Use Some Walking Aids

To be injured and not be able to walk is certainly one of the most debilitating things. Whether due to an injury or surgery, reduced mobility is a challenge in everyday life … especially when we do not know how to use a cane or crutches to help ourselves! Here is a little easy and […]

The Jaw

The treatment of the jaw or temporomandibular joint is another little-known branch of physiotherapy. Indeed, when our jaw hurts, we tend to contact a dentist or doctor. In physiotherapy, we treat pain related to muscle imbalance . A little anatomy to better understand the jaw: The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a diarthrosis, meaning it is […]

What is carpal tunnel syndrome and how is it treated?

Définition: Carpal tunnel syndrome is a neuropathic condition, meaning it affects the median nerve when it passes through the little tunnel in the wrist, the carpal tunnel. Physiopathology: The carpal tunnel is formed by the carpal bones that form an ark and the carpal ligament which closes the ark. Several structures pass through this narrow […]

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