Falls

Falls are the leading cause if unintentional injuries in people over 65, with 30% of people requiring medical attention following a fall. Risk factors to falls include: • Chronic Medical Conditions • Taking Multiple Medications • Impaired balance. • Decreased Muscle strength • Low levels of physical activity • Sensory Impairments • Fear of Falling Falls can be prevented by reducing the risk factors. Regular check ups with your Doctor can help pick up changes in your health and monitor your medications. Keeping active will help improve balance and muscle strength and decrease stiffness. Many falls can be reduced by keeping your environment clear of trip hazards such as rugs and electrical cor

Physiotherapy & Wrist Injuries

The anatomy of the wrist is complex and patients presenting with wrist pain can be difficult to diagnose. The wrist is composed of many articulations. The carpal bones are arranged into the proximal Scaphoid, lunate, triquetrum), and distal row (trapezium, trapezoid, capitate and hamate). Most of the ligaments are intracapsular. The extrinsic ligaments connect the radius and ulnar to the carpals. The intrinsic ligaments connect two or more carpal bones. Normally a clinician’s priority is to rule out fractures / bony injuries and ligament injuries are often overlooked. Ligament injuries can lead to instability resulting in ongoing pain that does not settle within the expected time frames. X-r

Ankle Injuries

The ligaments around the ankle are the most commonly injured in the body with the ligaments on the outside of the ankle (anterior talo fibular) by far the most common. The mechanism involved most often is going over on the outside on the ankle. This can be caused by a variety of factors including stepping off a curb, stepping into a hole or landing on some ones foot while playing sport. The most alarming aspect of an ankle ligament injury however is that there is a 30% recurrence rate in the general population i.e. if you ‘ve gone over on your ankle once your chances of going over on it again increase. The reason for the high recurrence rate is that people often return to their sport or to

Your next step might cure your low back pain

This isn’t one of those annoying jingles or headlines that encourages you to “take the next step” and book an appointment with their specialist to solve all your problems. This is an article that describes one of the most effective treatments for low back pain and one that you can start without an appointment with any specialist. This is an article about walking. Physical activity or walking has many health benefits including reducing your risk of chronic disease by controlling weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugars and by lowering the risk of heart disease, stroke and osteoporosis. In addition walking can play a major role in reducing and eliminating your low back pain. Despit

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