To all our valued clients
To all our valued clients, In accordance with the effort to slow the spread of Covid-19 by suspending all non-essential services coupled with recommendations by both the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and the College of Physical Therapists of BC, Healthx remains...Read More
What’s the Difference Between Athletic Therapy and Physiotherapy?
What’s the Difference Between Athletic Therapy and Physiotherapy? When you’re dealing with pain or discomfort, you might be evaluating different options to improve your condition. Two specialists you may be considering are physiotherapists and athletic therapists. While both physio and...Read More
Study on Diagnostics
Diagnostics Tools The study below was a comprehensive review of the reliability of neurological examination for detecting disc herniation. The conclusion was that neurological examination itself was not very accurate at predicting disc herniation. I found this interesting because I...Read More
Traction of any kind is pretty much useless for treating low back pain
Physical Therapy Traction For Lower Back Pain My experience indicates that those patients with specific disc herniation and nerve root compression will experience temporary pain relief with traction. However, it has no influence on their overall recovery. All other instances...Read More
Manual Therapy Versus Corticosteroid Injection
What is Manual Therapy in Physiotherapy Physiotherapy manual therapy is more effective than Corticosteroid injection (Cortisone shot) for the treatment of shoulder impingement syndrome. While the outcomes were similar after 1 year, the Corticosteroid injection group were using more health resources...Read More
Cost Effectiveness of Trigger Point Dry Needling
Dry Needle Trigger Point Therapy A recent article published in the Journal Pain Medicine. A quick summary supports the use of dry needling trigger point therapy (or IMS in Canadian terminology) along with exercises for subacromial pain syndrome (shoulder pain)....Read More
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