Yearly Archives: 2021

Wondering How Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy Works?
Vestibular Therapy  North York | Downtown Toronto

What is vestibular therapy?

Vestibular therapy is an exercise-based program, designed by a physiotherapist, to improve balance and reduce problems related to many vestibular – inner ear – disorders. People with vestibular disorders often experience problems with:

  • Vertigo
  • Dizziness
  • Visual disturbance/imbalance

Evidence has shown that vestibular therapy can be effective in improving these symptoms. Symptoms due to vestibular disorders can diminish quality of life and can impact all aspects of life from economic to social participation as well as can contribute to emotional problems, like anxiety and depression. 

 

Who benefits from vestibular therapy?

Patients typically referred for vestibular rehabilitation therapy are those diagnosed with dizziness, imbalance, vertigo, Meniere’s syndrome, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), neck-related dizziness and migraines. Other candidates are patients who have had a stroke or brain injury or who frequently fall.

Common symptoms that can be helped with vestibular rehabilitation include:

  • Dizziness or blurry vision with head movements
  • Neck tightness, stiffness and/or pain
  • Imbalance or the need to hold onto objects when walking
  • Headaches
  • Frequent falls
  • Generalized “dizziness, wooziness and foggy head” feelings
  • Vertigo/spinning

In each case, we will conduct a personalized evaluation of your condition and then we will develop an individualized treatment plan. 

What results can I expect from vestibular therapy?

 

At Stay Active Rehabilitation we have the expertise to  help. If you or a loved one is in need of vestibular therapy we can help  improve strength and coordination.

Expected vestibular therapy outcomes include:

  • Decreased risk of falling 
  • A decrease in dizziness symptoms 
  • Improved balance 
  • Improved ability to stabilize vision/gaze
  • Increased body strength 
  • Return to prior level of movement/function 
  • Increase in confidence in ability to maintain balance
  • Improved neck motion, reduced symptoms

 

We do virtual sessions and invite you to Book Now for a complimentary phone consultation with one of our physiotherapists Or give us a call us at (416) 634-0005 to book a Free Consultation with one of our expert physiotherapists.

 

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Prevent Lower Back Pain By Adopting The Right Seating Position.

Adopting the correct sitting position and posture can help maintain a healthy back and spine.

Does your job require you to be seated for long periods of time or are you still working from home? Maybe you’ve been experiencing back or neck pain as a result.

While lower back pain is very common, most people will experience back pain at some point. However there is a misconception that back pain is normal or that is a natural part of the aging process which is truly not the case!

The vast majority of back pain conditions are reversible and fixable with the right treatment so that you can regain your mobility and improve your quality of life.

Adopting the correct sitting position is essential for maintaining good posture and a healthy back and spine and prevent lower back pain.

Most people can improve their sitting posture by following a few simple tips.

8 Tips To Improve Your Sitting Posture

When working at a computer for long periods, do the following to reduce strain on your back and neck.

Keep the monitor at arm’s length and no more than 2 inches above the natural line of sight

Personalize the workspace, for example adding footrests, wrist pads, or backrests

Get a standing desk to alternate between sitting and standing using an ergonomic chair, a yoga ball, or a knee chair

Try out different keyboard and mouse types

Use a headset for long calls or dictating to reduce neck strain

Position the keyboard and mouse close together to avoid reaching

Stand and move around occasionally, especially when experiencing any muscle or joint pain

For anyone experiencing back pain and other posture-related problems; Sitting for long hours isn’t healthy for anyone. If you work in a sedentary role where you have to work long hours, these tips will help you.

What’s Next If Your Pain Persists?!

There’s Good News Physiotherapy Helps!

Whether your back pain is recent or has been there for a long time, you can find permanent relief and improve the quality of your life with physiotherapy. Imagine getting back to doing the things you love without limitations. You’ll reconnect with the person you were before lower back pain reduced your quality of life.

Most patients report 40-60% reduction in pain in as little as 3 sessions with their physiotherapist. Proving that physiotherapy can help to reduce and eliminate lower back pain and get you back to normal.

At the end of your physiotherapy treatment, you will also be equipped with the knowledge to prevent this pain from occurring again.

Stay Active Rehabilitation Is Here To Help

If you are currently struggling with lower back pain or have tried different forms of treatment with no results, we can help! Like we have helped thousands of lower back suffers overcome pain and regain their health.

We offer services specialised to everyone, including pelvic floor physiotherapy for women.

We do virtual sessions and invite you to sign up for a complimentary phone consultation with one of our physiotherapists specialized in fixing lower back pain at https://www.stayactiverehabilitation.com/talk-to-a-physiotherapist/

Or give us a call us at (416) 634-0005 to book a Free Consultation with one of our expert physiotherapists.

If you would like some more useful tips on fixing lower back pain simply click this link: How To Heal Your Back Pain Quickly.

We look forward helping you in your journey back to health.

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Connection between Chronic LBP and Pelvic floor dysfunction

 

Is there a connection between chronic LBP and Pelvic floor dysfunction? 

 

Recent studies have shown that there might indeed be a connection. Patients struggling with Lower Back Pain have been observed to also have Pelvic floor dysfunction. The incidence of these two conditions is more common than most physicians actually know.

 

It will interest you to learn that about 85% of people, mostly women who report cases of chronic lower back pain also have pelvic floor dysfunction. In fact, many of these women didn’t know their chronic back pain was connected to their pelvic floor dysfunction. 

 

Apparently, that’s how ignorant a lot people are about these conditions. Here’s how Lower Back Pain and Pelvic floor dysfunction go hand-in-hand.

 

The pelvic floor muscles hold up the lower organs – bladder, uterus, rectum, etc. This pelvic muscle is linked to a group of other muscles joining up to hold the spine together. 

 

They’re all connected!

 

So it’s absolutely logical that if there’s a dysfunction in a particular area there, it would affect the other muscles in the area. Research has shown that people with lower back pain have significantly lower pelvic floor muscle efficiency when compared to people who don’t have any lower back pain (LBP).

 

It stands to good reason that if Lower Back Pain can be tackled effectively then women and people in general who have pelvic floor dysfunction will gain the relief they need and go back to leading their normal lives.

 

People mostly at risk for these conditions include athletes, old people, prenatal and postnatal women. These groups of people have all had their pelvic floor muscles strained by hard activity, wrong exercise, child birth or age.

 

If a woman (or anyone) has challenges regarding incontinence, painful intercourse, painful childbearing, sexual dysfunction, prolapsed, diastasis recti and other pelvic related problems, then there’s likely to be a connection between their pelvic floor dysfunction and lower back pain. 

 

In essence, they’re likely to have lower back problems too.

 

One of the best ways to combat Pelvic floor dysfunction is core strengthening. Activities like yoga, pilates and other stretching exercises can really help in building the core to be stronger. A stronger core will not only lead to an end of lower back pain, but can also improve body posture, strength, stop urinary incontinence, build endurance and even improve enjoyment of sex.

 

Simply put, stronger pelvic core will eliminate pelvic muscle dysfunction, and in turn, eliminate lower back pain.

 

At Stay Active Rehab, we have mastered non-evasive techniques that work effectively on patients to relieve lower back pain (LBP) and facilitate quick rehabilitation through our pelvic floor rehabilitation therapy. 

 

Having worked with hundreds of customers who all have success stories to share happily, we would love to extend a helping hand to you if you need relief too.

 

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us for any issues related to lower back pain or pelvic floor dysfunction. Call our office or fax us via the contacts below:

 

Phone number – (416) 634-000

Fax – (888) 880-4641

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How to recover your mobility after an injury (What to do, What to avoid)

Experiencing a debilitating injury is something everyone wants to avoid as much as possible. However, the reality of life is that it can happen to anyone, thanks to a number of factors. Among other things, your mobility is likely to be affected after an injury.

Knowing what to do and what to avoid are the key things to know about when you’re trying to recover from an injury. Let’s say you are a sports person, an active lifestyle person, or an elderly citizen, it’s important to know how to recover your mobility when you’ve had an injury.

Not having the right information can pose problems. For instance, a person recovering from an injury can practice the wrong exercise which worsens the injury condition.

While some injuries will heal on their own, others require personalized physiotherapy and exercises regimen for healing to take place. This is the place for specialized attention to cause full recovery and re-attainment of full mobility.

What to Do to Recover Mobility after an Injury

1.) Undergo Physical Therapy

The first step toward recovery from injury and improving your mobility is to get in touch with a physiotherapist. This is what we do at Stay Active Rehabilitation – we help you recover from your injury and pain problems to enjoy lasting relief going the things you love.

Physiotherapy treatment can help to greatly reduce your pain and regain your mobility. Our physiotherapists will examine your body for signs of misalignment or structural damage, in addition to examining your stance, posture, gait, and range of motion. In many cases, our physiotherapist can relieve your pain altogether, sparing you the need for potentially harmful medication or surgical correction.

After your physical exam is complete, our physiotherapist will prescribe a physiotherapy plan for you, aimed at relieving unnatural stresses and strains so you can recover quickly. They will also focus on normalizing your joint function so you can get back to living life comfortably.

We offer a FREE consultation session to discuss your problems and proffer a solution for it. Contact us right away to book a session now.

2.) Exercises

Exercises concern the mobility of the different parts of the body. Usually, it’s advisable to carefully keep an injured body part mobile to keep the blood flow and functionality in it no matter how little this effort is. The required exercise will depend on the location and severity of the injury on the body part. Recovery will depend on your existing level of health and rehabilitative efforts involved.

You will be given targeted exercises designed for relieving joint pain and stabilizing the weak part of your body. The exercises may vary depending on your condition; for example, research has demonstrated that those suffering from patella pain (kneecap pain) tend to respond better to exercises that focus on strengthening both the hips and knees, rather than just focusing on the knees alone.

Below are some of the types of injury recovery exercises to perform to improve your mobility. It’s often best to repeat them several times a day to increase strength and mobility.

For Back Injury Recovery, consider the following exercises:
– Pelvic Tilts
– Bird Dogs
For Shoulder Injury Recovery, consider the following exercises:
– Pendulum
– Crossover Arm Stretch
Hamstring Injury, consider the following exercises:
– Single-Leg Bridge
– Hamstring Curl
Groin Injury, consider the following exercises:
– Adductor Squeeze
– Side-Lying Leg Lift
Knee Injury, consider the following exercises:
– Straight Leg Raises
– Step-Ups

3.) Eat Right and Listen to Your Body

What you put into your body will go a long way into enhancing your chances of recovering quickly. Diet is an important aspect of recovery and must be done with care. We advise working with a nutritionist or dietician on foods that improve the repair of body cells and recovery.

Above all else, listen to your body and act accordingly. Don’t over-stress yourself and know when to stop. Limits must be maintained to avoid an injury relapse.

4.) Rest for enough hours

Rest is the body’s avenue to work on repairing itself. 8-10 hours of sleep daily will do your body a world of good so go ahead and enjoy this moment of fewer activities and your body will thank you for it.

Call Stay Active to make an appointment. It is time to take a stand against your pain and mobility issues to get started on the path of long-lasting pain relief today! Your body will be glad you did!

Visit https://www.stayactiverehabilitation.com/ or call (416) 634-0005

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BE ACTIVE THIS SUMMER, BUT BE CAREFUL!

Outdoor physical activity this summer is a welcome change after the COVID lockdown, but our bodies, confined for months indoors, may not be up to the challenge, and this can lead to injury.

 

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NEW MOMS CAN RECOVER FASTER WITH PELVIC FLOOR PHYSIOTHERAPY

We’ll provide you with the treatment you need to overcome post-partum related pelvic challenges.

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