A: Cell phone-related injuries are increasing as people spend more time texting, tweeting and surfing. Injuries of the hand, wrist, forearm, neck and upper back are on the rise. Bending your head to look down at your cell can put up to 60lbs of pressure on your spine! Our thumbs were also not built for repetitive texting and swiping. Symptoms may include pain, burning, tingling and weakness.
HERE ARE SOME TIPS TO REDUCE THESE TYPES OF INJURIES:
A: The rotator cuff is a group of 4 muscles/tendons that help move and stabilize the shoulder joint. Damage to these muscles is most common in people who perform repeated or prolonged overhead reaching/lifting. Symptoms include sleeping discomfort, difficulty or sharp pain when moving the arm in certain positions and a loss of strength. Severity of injury can range from a strain to tendonitis to a tear. Most cases do not require surgery and can be fully rehabilitated.
WHAT TO DO:
A: USE THE S.M.A.R.T GOLFING PRINCIPLES:
A: Prehab is pre-surgical rehabilitation. There are several reasons to attend physiotherapy before surgery.
Improve joint range, strength and function. Having muscles that are flexible and strong provides better support to a joint and allows for better mobility and functioning. Physiotherapy can provide you with an individualized exercise program to help optimize your potential prior to an operation. The more range of motion and strength you have going into a surgery, the easier the recovery will be.
Education. Preparing yourself mentally before an operation can sometimes be as helpful as being physically prepared. Physiotherapy can help you to better understand your expected surgical procedure and postoperative prognosis.
Simply said—the better you go into surgery, the better you will do coming out. Our team at Aurora Physiotherapy can assist you to maximize your prehab potential.
We are located within the Staples Plaza, next door to No Frills, at 14800 Yonge St - Unit 161. We look forward to seeing you!