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Physiotherapists marking World Physiotherapy Day

Physios to mark physical therapy day globally

Physiotherapists from around the world will be celebrating World Physical Therapy Day (WPTD). World Physical Therapy Day falls on 8th September every year, and is an opportunity for physical therapists from all over the world to raise awareness about their crucial role in keeping people well, mobile and  independent.

It will be the eighth annual celebration of physical therapy internationally, and this year physiotherapists will be spreading the message that age should be no barrier to a fit and active life.

More detailed information about what physical therapists do can be found on WCPT’s website: www.wcpt.org/policy/ps-descriptionPT.

 

Achilles tendonopathy

ACHILLES TENDONOPATHY

Achilles tendonosis, tendonitis or tendonopathy as it is known is a common complaint amongst athletes.

At this time of year with pre-season training and people getting back to exercise after a summer absence from sport, Achilles pain can be problematic.

An often stubborn injury which starts off as quite mild heel cord pain, but does not seem to settle with rest alone.

The following article describes the signs and symptoms of this complaint and recommendations for treatment.

If this describes your ailment the team at Cayman Physiotherapy would be pleased to start you on the road to recovery.

Ring or e-mail for an appointment.

Angela Deeney

Registered Physiotherapist

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Hamstring Injury

Hamstring Injury

 

How to treat hamstring injuries, pulls, tears and strains.

Hamstring injuries, such as pulls, tears and strains, are common among athletes who play sports that require powerful accelerations, decelerations or lots of running. The hamstring muscles run down the back of the leg from the pelvis to the bones of the lower leg. The three specific muscles that make up the hamstrings are the biceps femoris, semitendinosus and semimembranosus. Together these powerful knee flexors are known as the hamstring muscle group. An injury to any of these muscles can range from minor strains, a pulled muscle or even a total rupture of the muscle.

 

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Cayman Physiotherapy Stood Up to Bullying

Cayman Physiotherapy participated in “Stand up to bullying” day in Cayman. 

 

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Benefits of Stretching

  • Increased flexibility and joint range of motion: Flexible muscles can improve your daily performance. Tasks such as lifting packages, bending to tie your shoes or hurrying to catch a bus become easier and less tiring. Flexibility tends to diminish as you get older, but you can regain and maintain it.
  • Improved circulation: Stretching increases blood flow to your muscles. Blood flowing to your muscles brings nourishment and gets rid of waste byproducts in the muscle tissue. Improved circulation can help shorten your recovery time if you've had any muscle injuries.
  • Better posture: Frequent stretching can help keep your muscles from getting tight, allowing you to maintain proper posture. Good posture can minimize discomfort and keep aches and pains at a minimum.
  • Stress relief: Stretching relaxes tight, tense muscles that often accompany stress.
  • Enhanced coordination: Maintaining the full range-of-motion through your joints keeps you in better balance. Coordination and balance will help keep you mobile and less prone to injury from falls, especially as you get older.

Taken from : About.com