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What is the Difference between IMS, Dry Needling and Acupuncture

Posted in Physiotherapy on Jul 17, 2019.

What IS the difference between IMS, Dry Needling, and Acupuncture? By Kathy Murdoch There are many ways to use needles to affect change in local tissue or whole body systems.  In this article, I explain the key differences between IMS (intramuscular stimulation), Dry Needling, and traditional Acupuncture. Needles In terms of the tools involved, they all use fine needles, except the IMS needles are slightly thicker. The technique and goals of treatment. Dry needling...

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Osteoarthritis

Posted in Physiotherapy on Jul 12, 2019.

Osteoarthritis of the Knee What is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common degenerative joint disease that affects almost all the joints of the body. The knees are some of the most commonly affected joints, with many people experiencing at least a small degree of osteoarthritis over the age of 40. The disease is characterized by degradation of the cartilage that lines the surfaces of the joint, growth of osteophytes or bony spurs, pain, stiffness and swelling. ...

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Shoulder Labral Tears

Posted in Physiotherapy on Apr 9, 2019.

Shoulder Labral Tears  (SLAP Tears) What is it? A ring of flexible, fibrous connective tissue, known as the glenohumeral labrum, surrounds the shoulder joint. This labrum increases the stability of the shoulder while allowing for the required flexibility of one of the bodies’ most sophisticated joints. One well-known muscle of the arm, the biceps, has an attachment directly into the labrum and is a common site of injury. A tear of the labrum...

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Some Surprising Facts About Posture

Posted in Physiotherapy on Apr 9, 2019.

Some Surprising Facts About Posture Your posture is one of the first things other people notice about you and can affect so much more in your life than just spinal health. Healthy posture has been linked to better respiratory health and has even been shown to affect your confidence. In this article, we explore a few other surprising facts about posture. Ideal posture doesn’t mean having a straight back. Many people think having...

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