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Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Does Manual Lymph Drainage Make a Difference? In people with damage, genetic abnormalities, or comorbidities impacting the lymphatic function causing abnormal collection of fluids in the peripheral tissue (aka lymphedema) complete decongestive therapy is the gold standard of treatment. Complete decongestive therapy involves the use of compression therapy, healthy skin care practices, and specialized massage…

What To Do About Low Back Pain

Have you ever experienced low back pain? What is low back pain? Low back pain is defined as pain felt anywhere between the first lumbar vertebrae down to the gluteal fold1(figure 1). This is a large span of the human body and can be attributed to numerous body parts, joints, muscles, tendons and/or ligaments. Things…

Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow, or common extensor tendinopathy is a common disorder involving pain and inflammation of the back side of the forearm just below the elbow (figure 1). Tennis elbow is also interchangeable with common extensor tendonitis, and both are actually misnomers. Most people who have this issue don’t actually play tennis. Conditions that end in…

Shoulder Impingement

Have you ever experienced shoulder pain in your lifetime? Shoulder pain is one of the more common issues found in medicine, affecting about a third of the population at any given time in the life span (Chris Littlewood, 2013). While multiple issues could cause shoulder pain this article will home in on one of these…

Are you dizzy?

Vertigo is one of the most common complaints in medicine affecting roughly 30% of the population. It is also one of the leading causes of lack of activity and fear of falling in the elderly population (Yongchao Li, 2015) (Uzdan Uz, 2019). Dizziness or vertigo can be characterized as an unpleasant disruption in spatial awareness and…

To stretch or not to stretch

Original post: May 8, 2019 To stretch or not to stretch. That is the question. This issue of when tostretch and how to stretch has been a conflicting subject over the past fewdecades. Many research studies over the years seem to go back and forth of thequestion: When and how do you/should you stretch? Most…

Pelvic Floor Rehab

What is pelvic floor rehab? Pelvic floor rehab is a specialty in physiotherapy, or physical therapy that involves the improvement in function of the most basic functions of what it is to be human – the storage and evacuation of urine, bowel, sexual function, and trunk stability. Let’s talk about pooping, peeing, and sex! Everybody…

Lymphedema

What is it? What are Risks, signs/symptoms? What can I do? What is lymphedema? Lymphedema is an abnormal localized swelling that occurs by an accumulation of lymph fluid and edema due to a fault in the lymphatic system (Merriam-webster , 2022). Usually, lymphedema is local to one body part, but can be in multiple areas simultaneously.…


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