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1. A Safe and Effective Chronic Pain Management Alternative 2. Runner Dealing With Shin Splints? Beat The Pain With Physio 3. The Art Of Healing Hamstring Strains 4. Treating Bursitis in a Couple Of Minutes 5. Radial Shockwave Therapy – A Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis? Science Says Yes Find out more at: – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: How To Get Your Pain-Free Lifestyle Back


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How To Get Your Pain-Free Lifestyle Back
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Synopsis
  • A Safe and Effective Chronic Pain Management
    Alternative
  • Runner Dealing With Shin Splints? Beat The Pain
    With Physio
  • The Art Of Healing Hamstring Strains
  • Treating Bursitis in a Couple Of Minutes
  • Radial Shockwave Therapy A Treatment for
    Plantar Fasciitis? Science Says Yes

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A Safe and Effective Chronic Pain Management
Alternative
  • Manual physical therapy the remedy for chronic
    pain
  • Four out of ten patients with chronic pain
    already report that manual therapy such as
    massage or chiropractic care have worked
    incredibly well for them.1 Therapists have the
    ability to use an array of techniques manipulated
    by hand with the aim of reducing pain in the
    bodys soft tissue. The therapy is characterized
    by its flexibility and thus the power to be
    adapted according to the patients many needs.
  • It is easy to imagine it as a journey towards
    health with implications in preventing, managing
    and treating the root of the problem. Once the
    examination is complete, the therapist will
    evaluate and interpret the results to identify
    the cause. Following this, a program is designed
    to care for that specific problem, regardless if
    its low back pain, neck or another
    musculoskeletal condition.
  • Usually, techniques involve spinal manipulation
    to improve joint mobility and strength, a
    combination of stretching and postural exercises,
    and tailored physical training. The treatment
    plan is completed with education and counsel to
    better manage the pain and minimize the risk of
    occurrence. Another benefit is the level of
    support offered. Physical therapists are there as
    a health partner working by the patients side to
    improve their overall health and well-being.

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Runner Dealing With Shin Splints? Beat The Pain
With Physio
  • Shin splints are an extremely painful and
    stubborn to heal injury affecting the front or
    side of the lower leg, near the tibia. They often
    involve small leg muscle tears with more
    complicated cases even fracturing the bone.
  • The best thing a runner can do in this situation
    is to seek help from a physiotherapist. There are
    a number of techniques available which can be
    individually or combined customized for a
    patients specific needs. Among them, a therapist
    can use load modification, manual physical
    therapy, athletic tapping, custom orthotics or
    acupuncture.
  • Exercise-wise, there are a couple of exercises
    recommended on a regular basis for runners to
    avoid and alleviate shin pain. Toe raises, arch
    raising lowering, calf and bent leg stretches
    are among the most popular ones in ameliorating
    pain and they work to strengthen the muscle in
    front of the shin. A foam roller calf massager
    can also provide relief and help loosen muscle
    tension.
  • The conservative treatment of shin splints begins
    with rest, usually for a period between two to
    six weeks depending on the severity of the case.
    The next step involves a change of training
    conditions since following an injury it is highly
    risky to get back to training with full force.
    Moderation in exercising and a decrease in
    running distance, intensity and frequency by 50
    is the safest way to begin with.

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The Art Of Healing Hamstring Strains
  • The main goal of physiotherapy here is to restore
    the persons functions, help them return to
    performing the sport and provide support to
    minimize the risk of relapsing. Initially, the
    patient undergoes a full examination during which
    the severity of the case is graded. In more
    complex cases, MRI and ultrasound scans are used
    to detect the exact location and extent of the
    strain.
  • Immediate treatment aims to stop the bleeding,
    prevent scarring and reduce muscle tissue damage.
    A therapist will recommend cold compression,
    elevation, rest and immobilization in the primary
    phase of the treatment. It has been observed that
    following such injuries affect athletes in
    different ways depending on the sport they
    practice. Runners for instance require a break of
    16 weeks, soccer players can do with as little as
    14 days while dancers may need up to 50 weeks.
  • Following this period, an active rehabilitation
    plan can be put in place. Physiotherapists
    recommend kicking this off as soon as possible to
    ensure optimal results. In early stages, gentle
    resistance exercises and a stretching program are
    vital in avoiding the scarring of tissue which
    occurs during healing.

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Treating Bursitis in a Couple Of Minutes
  • Radial shockwave therapy is becoming an
    invaluable option from the care toolbox with a
    significant number of clinical trial results
    available to back it up. One study comparing two
    groups of patients with chronic hip pain syndrome
    has shown benefits of low-energy shockwave
    therapy after one, three and 12 months follow-up
    and substantial improvements in contrast to the
    group receiving other therapies. Noteworthy are
    the results pinpointing to the long-term results
    achieved over time.
  • Radial Shockwave Therapy has been practiced since
    the mid-1980s and it originated in Europe. There
    is a common misconception around the fact that it
    is a painful and invasive option with many people
    even believing it leads to scarring and worsening
    the situation. This is not the case. A shockwave
    therapist is a trained professional that has the
    necessary baggage of information and skills to
    safely perform the technique, keeping discomfort
    to a minimum.
  • After a therapist carries out an assessment and
    decides alongside the patient what the goals of
    the treatment are, a program of therapy sessions,
    preferably on a weekly basis, is put in place. It
    is important to stress that a patient is not
    administered an electrical shock, but physically
    generated high energy sound waves. This
    stimulates healing as pressure is transferred
    through the tissues and reaches the bursa,
    boosting cell activity between connective nerves
    and bones.

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Radial Shockwave Therapy A Treatment for
Plantar Fasciitis? Science Says Yes
  • Radial shockwave therapy has been FDA approved
    for years now for the treatment of plantar
    fasciitis in the United States. Prior to this and
    ever since, a significant number of clinical
    trials have been conducted in order to
    demonstrate its applications across various
    musculoskeletal conditions, including plantar
    fasciitis. One placebo-controlled multicentre
    trial has reported superior improvements
    experienced in the treatment group than in the
    placebo one. Another one has shown that after
    only two months patients receiving shockwave
    therapy reported greater satisfaction and high
    heel pain alleviation.
  • Additionally, results have been proven to be
    consistent for as many as three months following
    treatment. All studies have demonstrated that
    radial shockwave therapy plays a key role in the
    healing process of plantar fasciitis and a
    growing number of people report a great reduction
    in pain.
  • The current standard of treatment includes
    stretching, injections and surgical treatment.
    All of these options put the patient through a
    great deal of pain and add up to the already
    existing burden. With radial shockwave therapy,
    patients feel a slight discomfort only while the
    treatment is administered. Considering it lasts a
    couple of minutes, this type of therapy has a
    great tolerance and the outcomes are better.

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