This means that a tennis player may experience tendonitis in the elbow or shoulder, whereas a runner may be more likely to experience it in the Achilles tendon. In fact, this is why tendonitis in the elbow is frequently referred to as tennis elbow, while Achilles tendonitis is sometimes referred to as runner’s ankles or runner’s heels. Treating Tendonitis The best treatment for tendonitis is time. Unfortunately, this is something that many people are unable to give to an injury. When tendonitis develops, the best thing to do is to use ice and
to relax that part of the body. Taking a few days off of practice or away from your workout may be sufficient, but in other cases, this may require a few days in a wheelchair or on crutches, with the bulk of your weight off of the affected area. Physiotherapy is the first line in conservative treatment for tendonitis. Working with a physiotherapist can help you identify the best treatment methods. Our trained physiotherapists are experts in evaluating your movement to pinpoint the source of the trouble and can help you identify the best range of motion and strength- building activities to reduce your
likelihood of developing tendonitis. Modalities may be used to alleviate pain and discomfort, while hands-on therapy improves joint mechanics and movement. Finally, gentle strengthening exercises and joint coordination exercises help to restore stability to the affected area and prevent re-occurrence of symptoms. For more information about preventing or treating pain from tendonitis, contact us today at our location nearest you!
Bedford: (902) 407-7207 Fall River: (902) 861-3900
IS PHYSIOYOGA FOR YOU?
• Are you recovering from an injury? • Have a nagging condition that needs some attention and specific exercises to get stronger and moving with more ease? • Do you want to lower your stress and slow down? PhysioYoga may be PERFECT for you! This approach combines the knowledge, experience and exercises from a physiotherapist with yoga poses and principles. PhysioYoga is movement, strengthening, posture, flexibility and breathing under the supervision and guidance of a physiotherapist and yoga teacher. An assessment is required first to get to know you and your medical history, understand your goals and how you are moving. Props - like bands, blocks, belts, a chair, etc – are commonly used and encouraged to find versions of poses that work for your body. We can work together one on one to create a plan to meet your needs or you can join a group PhysioYoga class. Summer PhysioYoga class is led by Stephanie McCarville, Physiotherapist & Yoga Teacher. Space is still available! Call the Fall River clinic to book an assessment or visit www.physioflowyoga.ca for more details.
PHYSIOYOGA CLASSES OFFERED AT OUR FALL RIVER LOCATION! CALL (902) 861-3900 TO REGISTER!
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