Health Blog

lower back pain? you may have a herniated disc Oct20th 2019

Herniated Discs: Could This be Causing Your Back Pain?

Your spine is a complex part of the body. It is comprised of 24 bones, and 5 of them are located in the lower back. It is also comprised of numerous nerves and intervertebral discs. Sometimes, the jelly-like nucleus of these discs can “herniate,” or protrude, through the cell wall, if it is not strong

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kick hip and knee pain to the curb Oct10th 2019

Kick Knee and Hip Pain to the Curb with Physiotherapy

The hips and knees are both very commonly reported areas of discomfort. This pain becomes exceptionally common as people age, due to the “wear and tear” of cartilage in the hips, knees, and lower back. However, people can also experience hip and knee pain from overuse, injury, or underlying conditions, such as arthritis. Some cases

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stretching Sep20th 2019

Improve Your Overall Health with These 5 Stretching Benefits

Do your joints and muscles frequently feel stiff and achy, especially after a long day at work or a tough workout? Are you exercising regularly but not seeing the improvements you want? If you’re not regularly stretching, this could explain why! Our physical therapy team would be happy to help you develop an effective stretching

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nutritious diet Sep10th 2019

Decrease Your Pain and Inflammation With This Nutritious Diet

Do you feel like the pain is unbearable? Pain and inflammation are two health issues that affect large swaths of the population. Considering a single source of pain alone, such as arthritis, reveals prevalence rates of approximately 40 million, says the Arthritis Foundation. According to the National Institutes of Health, one in four Americans suffer

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sprains and strains Aug15th 2019

Sprains, Strains and Ankle Pains! What You Need to Know and When to See a Physiotherapist.

There you are, walking through the park on a bright summer day when suddenly you find a hole with your foot. Before you know it, you are in pain, collapsed in a crumpled heap, hoping no one saw your graceful fall. What do you do? How do you know whether it is an injury that

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no more pain meds Aug10th 2019

Don’t Join the Opioid Epidemic. How Physiotherapy Can Help Ditch the Pain Meds.

It seems like every time you turn on the news there is another story about the opioid epidemic gripping the country. There is a good reason for panic. In 2016 alone, 116 people died each day from opioid-related drug overdoses. Some 11.5 million Americans misused prescription painkillers in some way, costing an estimated $504 million

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upper crossed syndrome Jul20th 2019

Hunched Over Your Desk? Upper Crossed Syndrome Explained

If your mother is constantly telling you to stand up straight, if you find yourself with shoulder pain after a long day at work, or if you notice you are developing a hunchback, chances are you have Upper Crossed Syndrome (UCS).  UCS is actually a muscle imbalance in the head and shoulders that are often

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running injury Jul10th 2019

4 Common Running Injuries and How to Treat Them

Running is a great way to improve your health and stay in shape. Unfortunately, there are several types of sports injuries associated with running. SOS Physiotherapy provides the following 4 common running injuries and the best ways to treat them. Shin Splints Nearly every runner has experienced inflammation and pain in the tendons and muscles

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more energy Jun20th 2019

5 Quick Tips for Less Pain and More Energy

Millions of individuals live with varying degrees of pain while also experiencing limited amounts of energy. There are several quick and effective ways you can increase your energy levels while reducing pain. Incorporating physiotherapy into your regular routine is one way to limit pain. Call SOS Physiotherapy for more information regarding the use of physiotherapy

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healthy life Jun10th 2019

How to be Healthier, Stronger, and More Active

If you are suffering from chronic pain, you know that being healthier, stronger and more active often seems unattainable. Fortunately, the key to a more active lifestyle is simpler than you think. Call SOS Physiotherapy to find out how physiotherapy can help you achieve levels of health and fitness you have only dreamed about. A Healthy

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