November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Diabetes has many different side effects, but a common side effect for 50-90% of people with diabetes for 10 years or longer is Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (DPN). At Capilano Rehab Centre we want to help! Capilano’s Magnetic BioStimulation (MBS) Therapy is a viable treatment option for DPN. At Capilano Rehab our MBS G-Pulse is a state-of-the-art system that combines pulsating electromagnetic energy (of low frequency) with monochromatic infrared rays. The application is safe, allows for deep penetration, and does not have side effects.
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Capilano Rehab Centre has provided rehabilitation treatment for many athletes of varying ages and skill levels who have suffered broken clavicles. Generally a fractured clavicle will take 6-12 weeks to recover, but there are different factors that can effect recovery rates. Our senior Physical Therapist Greg Krook, who has a special interest in shoulder injuries and has treated many of them successfully, discusses what he usually recommends as a course of action for his patients that do not have any specific complications.
Some people feel that the only reason to do Abs is to get that flat stomach. Sadly Abs alone will not get you that toned tummy but they do have many other benefits that you may not realize. When you’re crunching away at the gym or in your living room you are strengthening and stabilizing your core. Good core strength will help you with other issues that you may not realize like back pain, balance and posture. People who suffer from back pain often have weak core muscles and overly strong back muscles and don’t even know it.
As a Kinesiologist, Spencer specializes in the scientific study of human movement, and addresses physiological, mechanical and strength mechanisms. Exercise has been proven to be beneficial for many things including flexibility, core strengthening, functional strength and movement balance. With his expertise, Spencer will work alongside our Therapy Team to develop a custom made exercise recovery program that is right for you and your injury or condition. His one on one care helps maintain and further the pain relief progress our Therapists have made, and will help you stay injury free in the future with your own home program.
Your Achilles tendon is a wide tendon that anchors your two calf muscles (gastrocnemius and soleus) to your heel. This tendon can be prone to injury due to the large weight load that is put through it. When you add in things like a lack of flexibility, repetitive movements, poor foot mechanics (supination or pronation), and the incline you are walking up, you are putting that tendon in an injury stress zone.
Life can chip away at our posture and we are most times not even aware of it. Over time this poor posture can lead to headaches, decreased neck range of motion and pain as well as pain between your shoulder blades. These gradual postural changes accumulate over time and lead to chronic problems.