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Upper Extremity Tendonitis – How to manage as a Dental Hygienist

February 4th, 2016 • • in Physiotherapy • tagged: , , , , , Add a comment »

Causes: Tendonitis results from overuse and repetitive movements related to work or sport. This is most commonly observed in the shoulder, elbow and wrist in the Dental Hygienist population. Symptoms: Swelling in the shoulder, elbow, wrist or thumb Pain – may be sharp or dull ache Weakness in the upper limb especially grip strength Treatment: Rest / Ice / bracing Anti-inflammatories Physiotherapy which would include: pain control, treatment for swelling, stretching and strengthening program, brace prescription.

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Non-operative treatment for the knee

January 29th, 2015 • • in Physiotherapy • tagged: , Add a comment »

Best Practice: Highlights from Dr. Richard Kendall’s recent article for UBC Continuing Education Professional Development Is arthroscopy effective in the treatment of arthritis or degenerative meniscal tears of the knee? Data analysis suggests no additional benefits from surgical intervention compared to physical therapy. Treatment for the symptomatic knee may include: Activity modification, medication, weight loss and Active Physiotherapy.

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – A Numbing Experience

February 13th, 2014 • • in Physiotherapy • tagged: Add a comment »

Imagine if it hurt every time you used your hands, drinking coffee, getting dressed, or driving. Working on a computer would be impossible. That’s what it’s like to have Carpal Tunnel syndrome (CTS) – and this condition is increasingly common in our society. The term ‘carpal’ refers to the wrist; the carpal tunnel, as you might expect, is a ‘tunnel’ created by the wrist (carpal ) bones and a broad firm ligament called the carpal ligament.

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