Latest from Fifth Ave Physio

Why Do I Still Have Whiplash Pain After All These Months?

Published: November 21st, 2018
by

Chronic whiplash…is this pain treatable? Why do you still have pain in your neck many months after a motor vehicle accident?   Whiplash is a term used to describe an injury to the neck that involves a rapid backward and forward movement with a great force, such as a car accident. Whiplash is the most common non-fatal injury associated with a motor vehicle accident. The medical injury name involving this force to your neck is…

Read More

Top 12 Tips To Getting A Better Massage

Published: October 29th, 2018
by

Timing Is Everything Please show up on time for your appointment. Your time is specifically reserved for you and you alone. If you arrive 5 minutes late, your Therapist will be ending your appointment on time to accommodate other appointments in their schedule. When you arrive on time for your appointment, you will feel more relaxed and feel less stress and tension. If you are a new client, please arrive 5-10 minutes early to fill…

Read More

The Role of Diagnostic Imaging in Physiotherapy

Published: September 10th, 2018
by

When we injure ourselves, the first thing we often wonder is “do I need an x-ray?” Sprained ankle, kinked neck, tennis elbow, rotator cuff injury – what types of injuries warrant further investigation? Is it necessary to see a Physician if imaging (ultrasound, x-ray, MRI, CT scan, etc.) is required? The role of diagnostic imaging in rehabilitation is somewhat controversial, with most Clinicians having to balance the benefits of the imaging with the risks. Yes,…

Read More

Appropriate Weight Lifting For Health Not Injury

Published: July 19th, 2018
by

This time of year many of us are getting more active. Some of us are hitting the gym a little harder now that the summer months are upon us. While lifting weights is an excellent mode of exercise for building and maintaining muscle strength and bone health, it’s important to consider the potential for injury if one is not weight training properly or adequately. In this article, we will talk about some common “risky” exercises…

Read More

Let’s Talk About Leakage

Published: June 25th, 2018
by

Do you ever pee a little when you cough? Do you avoid jumping because you know it will cause you to leak? How about rushing to the toilet as soon as you get home and still not making it in time? If any of these descriptors apply to you, know that you are not alone! Incontinence. It’s a word we hear a lot about, but what does it really mean? It is estimated that 3.3…

Read More

Massage for The Stress Response

Published: May 16th, 2018
by

Human Beings are amazing creatures. Today, observing the Pandas in their enclosure at our local zoo, two watchers, a man and a woman gladly gazed as mama panda was reclining against a large rock. As she calmly crunched down on her favorite bamboo chew, I noticed the two humans starting to stir. Why? Because they were situated near a waste basket: Hornets were examining the inventory and began to protect their booty. The woman, fanning…

Read More

My Shoulder Hurts – Will a Google Search Help?

Published: April 20th, 2018
by

Thanks to the internet, we have more information at our fingertips than ever before. Whatever your question, you can find an answer. The most asked questions on Google are: what is my IP?, what time is it? and how do I register to vote? These are simple questions with simple answers. But what if your question is more complex than this? Should you still do a Google search for a solution for the pain that…

Read More

Is Your Headache A Pain In The Neck?

Published: February 22nd, 2018
by

Most of us have experienced a bad headache once in a while. The majority of the time, the headache will resolve independently. However, a persistent headache can be mood altering, frustrating and energy draining.    Some common sources for a headache may include: concussion – from a trauma, fall or motor vehicle accident migraines consuming too much alcohol weather – barometric pressure changes tension type – from tight and shortened muscles in the neck or…

Read More

New Year & New Health Goals

Published: January 15th, 2018
by

Many of us find ourselves reflective as we turn the calendar to January of a New Year.  Who hasn’t started off the year with lofty ideas of big changes?  Sometimes it’s our overall health, sport and movement, sleep, relationships, work or trying to find a better balance in general. It is well established in the literature that which common sense has told us for a long time – movement helps all aspects of our health.…

Read More