Physiotherapy for Repetitive Strain Injury

Repetitive strain injury is commonly found in computer professionals who work for long hours at the computer desk. It is a condition in which fatigue that occurred due to damage of muscle fibers cannot recover because of repetitive motion. In such condition, simple tasks such as walking, cooking and cleaning becomes extremely difficult. Mild symptoms…

BALANCE & DIZZINESS PROBLEMS OF THE ELDERLY

BALANCE & DIZZINESS PROBLEMS OF THE ELDERLY

Elderly patients have multiple reasons for losing their balance. Muscles are weaker, spines start to twist, bones may become brittle. Add vascular problems, vision loss, polypharmacy, and a sedentary lifestyle, and it’s no wonder that complaints of vertigo or dizziness affect some 70% of individuals age 65 or older. Doctors report that people over sixty-five…

What makes  joint stiff (Why they hurt and how to treat them)

What makes joint stiff (Why they hurt and how to treat them)

Potential causes of stiff joints and what to do about them Many people experience stiff joints as they age. Others may experience joint stiffness due to medical conditions and lifestyle choices.  As you age, your cartilage –– the spongy material that protects the ends of your bones — begins to dry out and stiffen. Your…

Health Benefits of Regular Muscle Strengthening Activities Highlighted in BJSM Systematic Review

The widespread health benefits of undertaking regular muscle strengthening activities have been highlighted in a paper published online by the British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM). Written by a Japan-based team led by Haruki Momma, from the department of medicine and science in sports and exercise at Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine in Sendai,…