Category Archives: Muscle Strain

Diagnostic Imaging: Is “degeneration” or “arthritis” relevant to pain or well-being?

Here are some interesting facts: The Neck: An MRI study of healthy adults and seniors found that 98% of all the men and women with no neck pain had evidence of "degenerative changes"in their neck. (1) The Mid Back: An MRI study of healthy adults with no history of upper or low back pain found that 47% had disc degeneration,53% had disc bulges and 58% had disc tears in their thoracic spine. (2) The Low Back: Lumbar disc degeneration is present in 40% of individuals under the age of 30 and present in over 90% of those between the ages of 50-55.(3) The Knee: Up to 85% of adults with no actual knee pain have x-rays that show knee arthritis. (4) The Foot: 32% of people with no foot or heel pain have a heel spur visible on x-ray.(5) The Shoulder: MRI studies of adults who have...

Laser Therapy Now At Tri City Physiotherapy

"Proven Results with the Speed of Light" Phototherapy or Laser, is a therapeutic modality that uses photons (light energy) for tissue healing and pain reduction. It can be referred to as a variety of names such as laser and light therapy, low level laser and cold laser therapy. We now have a MedX laser  that we are using with positive results and great feedback from patients.  You can read more about the laser and the conditions it can treat at http://www.medxhealth.com/medxconditions.html How it works: Light energy penetrates through the skin and is absorbed by the mitochondria (the energy machines) of cells of our bodies. Light energy is then converted into bio-chemical energy which helps restore normal cell function. Effects of laser and light therapy: -increases circulation and helps remove pain-causing substances from the site of...

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...