When you experience severe pain after sustaining an injury, it is usually the result of a restricted joint. Our physical therapists are specially trained to mobilize restricted joints by applying pressure at a low velocity. Mobilization techniques are safe, effective, and painless, allowing for an increase in your range of motion, and the improvement of the restricted joint’s mobility.
A joint can become irritated, swollen, or misaligned as a result of injury, stress, poor posture, repetitive movement, or even as a result of age-related wear and tear. When this happens, the joint may not move correctly and become stiff and painful. Nearby structures including muscles, tendons, and ligaments may become tense or injured as a compensatory effect of trying to support or stabilize the injured joint. This can lead to muscle weakness or even impingement and damage to nearby nerves.
The following situations can be managed with joint mobilization.
Most common cardiovascular diseases include coronary artery disease, arrhythmia, cardiomyopathy, myocardial infarction, hypertension, and heart failure. Additional conditions, such as diabetes or congenital heart disease, can cause these to develop or progress. Heart health is tremendously important, and we want to help your patients live the healthiest life they can.
How does cardiac rehabilitation work?Cardiac rehabilitation is a form of physiotherapy that is focused on the improvement of heart health and general wellness. According to the Canadian Heart Association, “Cardiac rehab is a medically supervised program designed to improve your cardiovascular health if you have experienced a heart attack, heart failure, angioplasty, or heart surgery.”
This rehabilitation program focuses on exercises that get the patient’s heart pumping, engaging the entire cardiovascular system. Our therapists train patients on the best ways they can move their bodies in order to promote heart health.
Stress counseling can also be an invaluable resource if a patient is facing significant amounts of stress, as that can be a contributing factor to their heart condition. Stress takes a toll on the heart, and an important part of cardiac rehab is learning how to deal with daily stresses in a healthy manner.
The Canadian Heart Association recommends cardiac rehabilitation in patients that have sustained one or more of the following conditions: