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Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Tarsal tunnel syndrome is a rare neuropathy which occurs when abnormal pressure is exerted onto the tibial nerve, which is found within the foot. The condition can affect people at any age, and is more common in women than men. Where is the tarsal tunnel? The tarsal tunnel is a hollow area that is found on the …

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TTC Physiotherapy

Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) Physiotherapy

Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) Physiotherapy Clinic in downtown Toronto along TTC Ace Physiotherapy downtown Toronto is conveniently located directly beside the entrance-exit for the Yonge Street and College street TTC subway, buses and streetcar.  If you are looking for a Physiotherapy clinic conveniently located in downtown Toronto along our TTC transit system and is easily accessible via subway, bus, or …

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Failed Microdiscectomy

Failed Microdiscectomy

Failed Microdiscectomy Obviously, a failed microdiscectomy, or as it is commonly called “failed back surgery syndrome,” is attributed to an unsatisfactory back surgical procedure that has not been able to relieve the patient’s pain and discomfort and restore a reasonable quality of life. The causes of a failed lumbar microdiscectomy? Surgeries carry a certain level of risk, and while many …

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Disc-Prolapse-Treatment

Disc Prolapse

Disc Prolapse A disc prolapse or disc herniation is the cause of spine problems such as lower back pain. This condition typically affects males between the ages of 30 and 50. A disc prolapse can affect the cervical (8%), thoracic (2%), and lower back (90%) intervertebral discs. What is an intervertebral disc? Your spine consists of the backbones (vertebrae) with …

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Nerve Flossing

Nerve Flossing

Nerve Flossing As strange as it may sound, your nervous system, which includes your brain and its 100 billion neurons, is in essence all one gigantic nerve. Imagine pointing your big toe upwards. When you do this your whole nervous system gets pulled and moved! Do nerves move within your body? Nerves originate at the brain and spinal cord and …

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MCL sprain Physiotherapy Toronto

Medial Collateral Ligament MCL Sprain

Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain What is a medial collateral ligament MCL sprain? The medial collateral ligament aka MCL is a strong ligament on the inner side of your knee that attaches your femur (the thigh bone) to your tibia (the shin bone).  This ligament keeps your knee from bending inward towards the midline. Grades for medial collateral ligament (MCL) sprains? …

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Osgood-Schlatter Disease

Osgood-Schlatter Disease

Osgood-Schlatter Disease What is Osgood-Schlatter’s disease? Osgood-Schlatter disease is a knee problem that occurs mostly during puberty’s growth spurts.  For this reason Osgood-Schlatter disease is chiefly seen in young male sporty adolescents aged between 12 and 15 years old, who participate in sports such as soccer, basketball, skating, and ballet that involve running, jumping, and sudden alterations of direction.  Osgood-Schlatter disease is considered …

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Calcaneal Spur Treatment

Calcaneal Spur

Calcaneal Spur Statistics shows that nearly 2 million people are treated for heel pain annually. One of the common causes of heel pain is a calcaneal spur. What are calcaneal spur? Heel spurs are often caused by stretching of the plantar fascia (the thick fibrous band that forms the arch of your foot to the heel bone), strains on foot muscles, and …

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bunion on foot physical therapy

Bunions

Bunions An average person takes around 3.5 million steps a year. This is why foot problems are so common. A bunion is a foot problem that affects about 1% of the population. Bunions are a modern foot-wear related disease, and rare in populations that don’t wear shoes. Anyone can have a bunion, but they’re more common in women than men. This …

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bakers cyst treatment physiotherapy toronto downtown

Bakers Cyst or Popliteal Cyst

Bakers Cyst or Popliteal Cyst What is a Bakers cyst? A Bakers cyst or as it is sometimes called, a popliteal cyst, is a fluid-filled sac at the back of your knee beneath the popliteus muscle.  Synovial fluid is a clear liquid that circulates through your knee cavities and helps to lubricate the knee joint. In any form of knee …

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