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The benefits of massage are becoming increasingly apparent for many people with Parkinson’s disease. Previously found only in exotic spas and top tier health clubs, massage is now available in many different settings, including physiotherapy clinics and even your local clinics. Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease Parkinson’s disease is a central nervous system (CNS) disorder that inhibits the production or transmission of dopamine. It affects your voluntary motor skills, causing muscle stiffness and rigidity, as well as fatigue and poor balance. Unfortunately, Parkinson’s disease has no cure. It can be severely debilitating if you don’t manage it properly, leading to isolation, depression, and low self-esteem. Patients often go through much experimentation with their medications and treatment plan to find some form of relief for the pain and other symptoms. Massage therapy has been shown to help relieve fatigue, pain, immobility, and depression, to many different ailments, including Parkinson’s. Effectiveness of Massage…

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Physiotherapy involves more than learning how to walk again after an accident. You don’t have to be in pain or looking for rehabilitation from an injury to see a physiotherapist. Physiotherapy can help people of all walks of life and ages, no matter what ailments they have. If you’re entering your golden years and are looking for ways to be more active and get the most out of life, physiotherapy offers great benefits. Targeting Specific Issues Physiotherapy can help you…

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Standing desks are quickly becoming a popular choice for those who work in front of a computer all day. To ensure you are using your standing desk properly, here are five tips: Get A Pair Custom Orthotics Visit a physiotherapy clinic to get fitted for custom orthotics. These are a pair of customized shoe inserts that are designed to cushion your feet while you walk, stand and sit. If you are standing for most of your day, custom orthotics will…

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Our spinal columns contain a series of bones, known as vertebrae, that are stacked on top of each other. Each bone is protected by a disc that acts as a cushion. Discs absorb the shocks that happen due to our daily activities. When we walk, lift, twist – basically any movement we make – these discs keep our bones from rubbing against each other and becoming damaged from shocks. However, when we get hurt these discs can slip. If you…

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Your physiotherapist’s goal is to ensure that you get the most out of your sessions and give you the tools necessary to continue your recovery at home. You’ve probably made New Year’s resolutions to better your life and your physiotherapist is no exception. They want you to fully recover and to do so, here are five New Year’s resolutions a physiotherapist makes to help you get back to being you: Help You Destress Stress plagues us all, especially in the…

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