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Achilles tendonitis Physiotherapy St. John's

Achilles tendonitis or tendonosis

Tendonitis is an inflammatory response to acute overload of the tendon, usually associated with microtears and over training. Tendonosis is a degenerative, non-inflammatory process associated with break-down of tendon fibers; it is often associated with too little or too much ankle/foot motion and flat feet.  With respect to Achilles tendonosis, it is really common; from
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Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy St. John's Physiotherapy
Physiotherapy St. John's

Gym Foot Program

Many of our clients present with foot pain: plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, chronic sprain injuries, Achilles tendonitis or tendonosis, arthritis, metatarsalgia, etc. There are many ways of dealing with foot pain, such as orthotics and electrical modalities like shock wave therapy, nursing care and exercise. Because most foot pains are associated with muscle weakness of
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Foot Pain Physiotherapy

Ankle sprains always heal, right

There’s not much mystery about ankle sprains, as many, many people have personal experience with the injury. There are two ligament systems which bind the lower leg to the foot and one system which binds the lower leg bones together, just above the ankle joint. Ligament injuries can range from overstretch to tearing of some
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physiotherapy for nerve pain St. John's

Is your persistent pain caused by nerve damage

A neuropathy is any condition that affects the normal activity of nerves outside the brain and spinal cord. Motor nerves are those which transmit messages from the brain, and control movement; when these nerves are affected, they cause weakness, gait dysfunction, muscle cramping and instability. Sensory nerves transmit messages to the brain recording sensations of
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foot heel pain Physiotherapy St. John's

The two main causes of foot pain… and their symptoms

The plantar fascia is the tough tissue that covers the bottom of the foot, supporting the arches, ligaments and muscles which are located there. This fascia is composed of dense, well-organized collagen strands, arranged in parallel alignment. The major issue with this condition is the degeneration of the collagen, often precipitated by poor foot structure
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Exercise for Core Strength St. John's Physiotherapy

A Special Kind of Gym…What’s in it for You?

   Embrace that youthful feeling!! You know the feeling! The energy and enthusiasm to live your full day; great mobility; solid baseline fitness from which to pursue exercise and recreational goals; better tolerance when you have to sit or stand too long; good organ function, such as bladder and digestive function. In short, few physical
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St. John's Physiotherapy

Treating head, neck and TMJ pain conditions

Did you know there are six common kinds of headache? and did you know that, at Avalon Laser Health we offer effective treatment plans for most of them?   These common headaches can relate to injury or dysfunction of the neck, tongue or TMJ (temporomandibular joint). They include tension headache; concussion and direct head trauma; sinusitis;
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Physiotherapy St. John's Avalon Laser Health

Concussion and Post-Concussion Syndrome

What is a Concussion? A concussion is a mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI). The American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (1993) defines mTBI as an “acute brain injury resulting from mechanical energy to the head from external physical forces” (American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, 1993). Concussions are associated with physical trauma such as a contact sports
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Physiotherapy St. John's Avalon Laser Health

Laser for Whiplash Injuries

What is Whiplash? Whiplash is a soft tissue injury to the neck caused from a sudden extension and flexion of the cervical spine. It is caused by impact such as an automobile accident, but also by contact sports or physical assault. It occurs when the soft tissues of the neck, such as the muscles and
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