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Put Nature’s Call On Hold!

Many of you have probably heard of the famous “Kegal” exercises.  Well, “Kegals” do NOT treat all kinds of pelvic pain and urinary incontinence.  If your pelvic floor muscles tend to be shortened, then kegals are not for you.  However, if you pelvic floor muscles are long and weak, then progressive pelvic floor strengthening and control  may be the right solution.  Now, you are probably wondering, “Well, how do I know if my pelvic floor muscles are short and tight or weak and long? The answer to your question is pelvic floor physiotherapy.  Physiotherapists that have been trained in pelvic floor rehabilitation, will need to perform a thorough assessment which would help to determine what the right treatment plan is for you.  Your physiotherapist will ask you questions regarding how and when the problem started and...

Arm Bike / Ergonometer is here

I’m very excited to announce that Tri City Physiotherapy will now offer a top of the line upper body ergometer to offer an even wider range of rehab options for our patients.  An upper body ergometer is best described as a bicycle for your arms. Your hands hold pedals and your arms move around in circles as if pedaling a bike. You can sit or stand in front of the ergometer for a no-impact cardiovascular workout that uses only your upper body. Upper body (arm) ergometers aren't a gym staple, but they're becoming more readily available in many of the top physical therapy offices, hospitals, and universities. These machines are targeted to meet the fitness and rehab needs of individuals who cannot use their legs for physical activity, either due to an acute injury or chronic...

Physiotherapists: The Body Mechanics

To start, imagine driving down the road when you run over a big pot hole and get a flat tire.  Would the first thing that went through your head be "hmmmm, maybe it will get better on its own"?  Probably not.  Now imagine leaving that tire to "get better on its own"  for a week, a month or even a year.  Don't you think that maybe this flat tire, which could have been fixed easily if it were taken care of initially, would cause further mechanical problems with the rest of your car?  The alignment, the gas mileage, not to mention the damage it would cause to the rims? Now, instead of having a flat tire, imagine straining your shoulder while playing co-ed softball or while painting that  room that went out of style 10 years...