Athletes showing off circular bruises (cups marks) on their backs and shoulders have taken the 2016 Rio Olympics by storm but many people are not familiar with cupping (a practice of myofascial release). Myofascial Release is a form of soft tissue therapy used to treat a variety of nagging aches and pains. Athletes have been incorporating cupping as part of a regular injury prevention and muscle recovery to help keep them competing and training at such an elite level.
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Traditionally, compression stockings have been used to help increase blood flow in individuals with venous insufficiency and circulatory problems like varicose veins and swelling in their legs, but that has been changing. In the past few years, compression stocking utilization has been on the rise amongst athletes of varying skill and competition level. While they still serve the physiologic purpose of improving venous return and reducing edema, research and experience is showing that compression stockings can help with performance and recovery.
Concussions are a common injury in sport and in life, but many people still don’t fully understand how a concussion happens. It’s not an injury that you physically see, but the side effects of a concussion are very visible to the properly trained eye.
Generally speaking, sports injuries do not discriminate. So why are girls more prone to ACL tears than boys? There is not a cut and dry explanation, but current evidence suggests that girls generally have less neuromuscular control of their knee motion during athletic maneuvers.
Massage Therapy continues to gain traction as an important part of individual health maintenance. At Capilano Rehab Centre, we have a professional Registered Massage Therapy Team to help you recover from injury, soreness or to help facilitate your general well-being. Our Massage Therapists combine the modern sciences of anatomy and physiology in order to achieve a positive treatment result for you.
Falling onto an outstretched arm is a common cause of a distal radial fracture. Your radius is the larger of the two bones that make up your forearm, the part of your arm from your elbow to your wrist. Even though it is the larger of the two, it is the most commonly broken arm-bone. There are different types of fractures that can result but whatever the specifics, forearm and wrist fractures usually have one thing in common: Physiotherapy can get you moving after your injury.