While you may hear the commonly recited phrase, "no pain, no gain" from athletic individuals, this isn't necessarily true. While repetitive and strenuous activities may put you at risk of injury, the setbacks to your fitness, discomfort and pain associated with workout-related injuries are entirely avoidable. Here, our Stittsville physiotherapists explain some of the ways you can avoid injury in your workouts as well as how they can help if your do suffer one.
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Getting answers to a few questions as you start physiotherapy treatment can help you feel informed and able to make decisions about your health that you can live with.
Ice packs and heating pads are among the most commonly used treatments for sore muscles, inflammation or an injury. But when should you use heat and when is it better to use cold?
Learn what you can you do to prevent competitive strain injuries from too much time sitting at a computer screen – which can create stress on the neck, shoulder, upper and lower back, elbows and wrists.
A head injury – or in severe cases a concussion – is a risk even the most seasoned skier takes when heading to the ski slopes.
If you have a ski or snowboard knee injury – how would a physiotherapist in the Ottawa Stittsville area treat it?
The overall goal for most people with arthritis is to improve mobility in the affected joints and eliminate pain associated with this stiffness.