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happy brain awareness week

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happy brain awareness week

Do you know 14 % of all Motor Vehicle accident patients and 41% of falls patients suffer from concussion? Concussion is a mild traumatic injury (mTBI) and can occur with out loss of consciousness !

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Concussion can occur due to:

  • The head strikes a stationary object. Fall where the head hits the ground / hitting the head
    on an object during an Motor Vehicle Accident.
  • An object hits the head, such as a ball or stick during sports, or as a result of human collision.
  • A quick acceleration/deceleration of the head with no contact to any surface. This can occur in dancers and gymnasts due to rapid movement, or during an auto accident where there appears to be no head trauma. (adapted from vestibular.org)

HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAD A CONCUSSION?

Thinking/Remembering

 

  • Difficulty thinking clearly
  • Feeling slowed down
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Difficulty remembering new information

Physical

 

  • Headache
  • Fuzzy or blurry vision
  • Nausea or vomiting (early on)
  • Dizziness
  • Sensitivity to noise or light
  • Balance problems
  • Feeling tired, having no energy

Emotional/Mood

  • Irritability
  • Sadness
  • More emotional
  • Nervousness or anxiety

sleep

  • Sleeping more than usual
  • Sleeping less than usual
  • Trouble falling asleep

HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAD CONCUSSION?

Why its important to assess for mTBI after MVA?

Its important to seek medical attention and assess for mild Traumatic brain injury after a fall or motor vehicle accidents. There is currently no diagnostic test for the presence of a concussion. Ask your physiotherapist or family physician for details. To read about dangers in ADULTS click the picture.

Physiotherapists can help.

Physiotherapist can help with Concussion assessment, mTBI followup , and rehabilitation , Assessment of dizziness and balance disorders including vestibular system dysfunctions and Fall Risk evaluation Treatment strategies including customized exercise programs and canalith repositioning techniques for BPPV,Fall Risk evaluation...to read more click the picture.

WHY DO SOME PEOPLE HAVE FEW TO NO SYMPTOMS?

It can be normal to have no symptoms after a concussive event. In studies of athletes, almost all subjects are free of all symptoms by three days after injury, while brain studies still show reduced nerve signal transmission and risk of injury for up to 30 days.Click the image to read more.

Why Professional Physio?

Do you know 14 % of all Motor Vehicle accident patients suffer from mTBI (concussion)? At Professinoal Physiotherapy and Sports Clinic, our staff are trained to assess concussion management and advice patients about how to manage and get back to function. We offer education and prevention management for parents, athletes and adults.

Want more information on concussion assessment and physio treatment?

want to know if a physio can help with your condition ? or you want to know if we offer HOME visit for physio treatments?

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Adapted from Veda,and Vestibular.org and Centers for Disease Control: www.cdc.gov/concussion/signs_symptoms.html

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SALUTE Canadian Forces !

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The entire team at Professional Physio would like to Salute the brave Men and Women of Canadian Forces for their BOLD and TIRELESS efforts to bring the repatriated Canadians home, when the entire world stood panic-stricken in fear of Novel Corona virus. They step up to help these poor people who are in quarantine, risking their own health to help and support thousands of Canadian citizens. Proved again and again that you are strong and courage to face any difficulties and keep calm and lead the citizens to a safe place.

We are having a hard time putting our gratitude into words but we hope you know how much we appreciate all of your help. Thank you again and again for everything you do for us.

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10 Tips to prevent a fall this winter !

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10 Tips :
1. Wearing appropriate shoes and boots . Check your traction. Keep your legs turn inwards like a penguin can increase the traction.
2.Stay active. Strong muscles and bones are important in preventing falls and getting around safely.
3. Always carry a cell phone with you.
4. Keep your salt and shovel indoors to avoid slipping on your way to the garage or storage shed to get it.
5. Keep your steps and pathways clear. Check your railings and ensure they are sturdy, as they may save you from an unexpected slip or trip.
6.Have a plan. If you experienced a fall, what would you do? Being prepared in the event of a fall can assist in getting help as quickly as possible, and may even save your life.
7. Carry thing in one hand. You need the other hand for balance.
8. Ask yourself if you are at risk. Check your risk for falling with fall risk assessment.
9.Ask for help. Most people are happy to help an older person navigate across a slippery sidewalk or parking lot.
10.Never keep your hand in your jacket pocket, this reduces your base of support and increases the chances of risk. Keeping hands in pocket increases reaction time and increases fall risk on your face.
for more information: http://www.hiphealth.ca
-If you think you are at risk of fall and you need a fall risk assessment contact a physio.

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How often should I exercise ? What is the safe weight I can lift?

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How often should I exercise ?
What is the safe weight I can lift?
People of all ages get benefited by exercise. The new researches suggests resistance exercises are
are proved to be improving health, prevent progression of arthritis . If you like to read how “Exercise helps prevent cartilage damage caused by arthritis” copy and paste this link in your browser :
https://professionalphysiotherapy.ca/2019/06/13/exercise-helps-prevent-cartilage-damage-caused-by-arthritis/
This great new info graphic from @acsm1954 published in 2019 by American College of Sports Medicine illustrate the optimum exercise plan.
At Professional Physiotherapy and Sport Clinic we provide current deviance based information for the better results for our patient through careful assessment and customized treatment plans tailored for individual persons. for more information please visit clinic or call 613 689 9916


Adapted from ACSM 1954

When you choose an exercise it is always a good idea to make sure that it fits your personal health condition and specifically designed for your need. Talk to your physiotherapist for more information and guidance, especially if you have any specific goal in mind or you have difficulty in doing a specific activity from a physical ailment.

(Pictures adapted from Wikimedia)

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Exercise helps prevent cartilage damage caused by arthritis

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Exercise helps prevent cartilage damage caused by arthritis March 27, 2019 , Queen Mary, University of London arthritis Credit: CC0 Public Domain Exercise helps to prevent the degradation of cartilage caused by osteoarthritis, according to a new study from Queen Mary University of London. The researchers show for the first time how mechanical forces experienced by cells in joints during exercise prevent cartilage degradation by suppressing the action of inflammatory molecules which cause osteoarthritis. The study, published in the journal Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, demonstrates the benefits of exercise on the tissues that form our joints and how this is down to tiny hair-like structures called primary cilia found on living cells. During exercise the cartilage in joints such as the hip and knee is squashed. This mechanical distortion is detected by the living cells in the cartilage which then block the action of inflammatory molecules associated with conditions such as arthritis. The researchers show that this anti-inflammatory effect of physical activity is caused by activation of a particular protein, called HDAC6, which triggers changes in the proteins that form primary cilia. Pharmaceutical drugs that blocked HDAC6 activation prevented the anti-inflammatory effects of physical activity, whilst other drug treatments were able to mimic the benefits of exercise. Changes in length of the primary cilia, which are only a few 1000th of a millimetre, provided a biomarker of the level of inflammation. Cilia got longer during inflammation, but treatments that prevented this elongation successfully prevented inflammation. Mr Su Fu, Ph.D. student at Queen Mary University of London and study author, said: “We have known for some time that healthy exercise is good for you—now we know the process through which exercise prevents cartilage degradation.” Professor Martin Knight, lead researcher of the study added: “These findings may also explain the anti-inflammatory effects of normal blood flow in arteries which is important for preventing arterial disease such as atherosclerosis and aneurism.” The researchers hope that these findings will help in the search for treatments for arthritis which affects over three million people in the UK causing stiff and painful joints. The researchers suggest the results may lead to a whole new therapeutic approach known as mechano-medicine in which drugs simulate the effect of mechanical forces to prevent the damaging effects of inflammation and treat conditions such as arthritis. More information: Su Fu (MD) et al, Mechanical loading inhibits cartilage inflammatory signalling via an HDAC6 and IFT-dependent mechanism regulating primary cilia elongation, Osteoarthritis and Cartilage (2019). DOI: 10.1016/j.joca.2019.03.003 Provided by Queen Mary, University of London