July 5, 2020

Study Shows Therapy Can Help Reduce The Chance Of Surgery

A recent study titled: Group education, night splinting and home exercises reduce conversion to surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome: a multicentre randomized trial was published in the April 2020 edition of Physiotherapy. In it the authors found that a therapist-led program helped to reduce the chances of requiring surgery to alleviate carpal tunnel syndrome. This randomized control trial included 105 participants from various centres across Australia. These participants had confirmed […]
November 27, 2019

Study: Physiotherapy and Chiropractic Care Can Help With Tinnitus

Tinnitus refers to ringing in the ears. Tinnitus is present in about 20% of the population, and is usually a symptom of an underlying condition. Some causes of tinnitus include: Hearing loss Exposure to loud noise Stress and anxiety Ear Infections Joint dysfunction For the last condition, dysfunction of the tempomandibular joint can cause tinnitus. For patients with this type of tinnitus there now be some hope for relief according […]
November 19, 2019

Study: Kinesiotape Can Reduce ACL Injuries

A recent randomized control trial in the BMC Sports Sciences, Medicine and Rehabilitation journal showed the benefits of using kinesiotape to help reduce ACL injuries. The study consisted of randomly applying kinesiotape to 20 study participants. The participants were then asked to perform a drop vertical jump. It was found that the participants who had the kinesiotape applied had a reduced abduction angle, leading to a reduced likelihood of an […]
November 19, 2019

Study: 20% Of People Over Age 55 Have Foot/Ankle Pain

A recent study published in the Journal Of Foot And Ankle Research 2019 found that nearly 20% of people over the age of 55 suffered from foot and ankle pain. A detailed survey of 16,222 people over the age of 55 was conducted to examine the prevalence of joint pain. It was found that approximately 185 people out of every 1000 suffered from foot and ankle pain. Women and the […]
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