While we here at Dynamic Physiotherapy specialize in sports and exercise related injuries, in an ideal world, business for us would be a lot tougher to find! Of course some injuries are unavoidable and are a risk factor one must accept when taking on any physical endeavour; however, the vast majority of injuries are not only preventable, but completely avoidable. Before you begin your next workout routine or exercise regimen, here are ten tips you can follow to help keep yourself injury free: Warm Up This is possibly the most important step, but unfortunately one of the most overlooked. Maybe you got away without warming up in your youth or were in a hurry and decided to go straight to your workout. Regardless, going from 0 to 100 can shock your system and lead to an injury. Always warm up to at least break a light sweat before undertaking any…

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As we age, it becomes harder and harder to maintain the level of fitness we had in our youth, especially when we start pushing past the half-century mark. While osteoporosis has gotten the bulk of the attention for age related degeneration, sarcopenia, or muscle loss due to aging, is an equally important issue. While some muscle loss and degeneration is inevitable and genetics do play a role, it is no accident that some seniors are running marathons deep into their…

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In a culture that’s obsessed with washboard abs, you would expect the average individual to understand the importance of a strong core, but other than helping you look your best, what are the benefits of having one? We have countless late night infomercials that sell the latest, greatest piece of equipment or workout routine that promises to burn belly fat and improve core strength. Even the term itself, “core,” suggests its central importance to your body and health. Still, the…

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Myofascial release is a type of treatment that is used to treat the condition myofascial pain syndrome, often through physical therapy. This is a chronic pain disorder that affects the muscles throughout your body. The syndrome tightens the mysofascial tissues and makes them very sensitive. The act of mysofascial release will focus on the reduction of the pain and tension of the tissue. The therapist will usually examine the trigger points for this syndrome. Even though the trigger is often…

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Physiotherapy is used to treat a number of different issues with men and women. It is designed to help with the pain caused by injuries or conditions that the body may have suffered from. Through exercise, stretches, massage and electrotherapy, you can manipulate the areas in pain, creating stronger muscles and strengthening the weak areas. Physiotherapy and Pregnancy Pregnant women often suffer from multiple pains. Back issues are one of the most common. Nearly 70 percent of women suffer from…

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