South City is pleased to announce that it has launched a new custom brace fitting service.
South City physiotherapists have been specially trained to custom fit braces from DonJoy, Breg, and Ossur. The most popular braces will be kept in stock to provide patients with the fastest possible service, but all products from DonJoy, Breg, and Ossur will be available through South City by special order – which will only take a few days.
South City is in the process of constructing a “Custom Brace Fitting” page, that will be added to it’s website shortly.
Go to www.southcityphysiotherapy.com for more information.
The physical changes to a women’s body as related to pregnancy are multiple. The centre of mass changes, there is more pressure on the organs, and there is increased weight to be carried. All of this in a relatively short span of time often leads to back pain, pelvic pain and urinary incontinence. In fact, over two thirds of pregnant women experience back pain, one fifth experience pelvic pain and over 40% experience urinary incontinence in their first pregnancy – with half remaining incontinent at 8 weeks post-partum, and one third experiencing a new onset of incontinence after childbirth.
Mechanical neck dysfunction is one of the most frequently treated conditions treated by physiotherapists. This condition may be the result of postural dysfunction, trauma such as an MVA, or it may be of insidious onset. Symptoms include pain, limited range of motion, radiculopathy and cervicogenic headaches.
Chronic pain is a silent epidemic affecting some 10 million Canadians. It ranges from mildly debilitating to com-pletely disabling. But why do some patients suffer so much?
“Pain” is one of the most common complaints patients bring to a physiotherapist, with those experiencing pain always wanting it reduced or eliminated. It is important to understand that pain is a real and complex personal experience. The more knowledge and less fear an individual has regarding their own personal pain, the better equipped they will be to achieve their pain reduction goals.
Here are a few truths about pain that are critical to “getting well” – in this case reducing pain and maximizing function………