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What Can Osteopathy do for Children with Autism

Cranial Osteopathy helps eliminate any restrictions in the flow of cerebrospinal fluid and increases the activity in the parasympathetic nervous system. In return, emotional challenges and physical symptoms are soothed. This therapy can be of benefit to autistic or hyper stimulated children.    Cranial Osteopathy is basically a manual therapy that helps in obtaining better […]

The Miracle of Dry Needling and how it can Heal Muscle Pain

Dry needling is a procedure used mainly to treat and heal muscle pain. In this technique, a ‘dry’ needle; the one without any injection or medication, is inserted directly into the muscle or skin. This procedure is also known as trigger point dry needling because a specific muscle is triggered at deep tissue or superficial […]

Mental Health Awareness: The Need of the Hour

Being mindful of our overall mental health is extremely important. Most of us can identify the symptoms and treatment options for common illnesses that affect us or our loved ones, like the flu, migraines and (most recently) Covid-19 and then seek proper treatment for such conditions. However, this is not the case when it comes […]

What Is Clinical Somatics And How Does It Work?

Clinical Somatics is a type of neuromuscular education that relieves chronic pain and prevents recurring injuries by reeducating your nervous system. The nervous system is responsible for telling our body how to move and how to use our body to achieve a certain function. For example, our nervous system tells us which muscles to contract […]

Conditions That Can Be Treated By Hydrotherapy

What is hydrotherapy? Hydrotherapy is a combination of therapeutic exercise and specific physiotherapy techniques carried out in a warm water pool. It’s a valuable treatment modality for musculoskeletal and neurorehabilitation. It helps to achieve therapeutic gains that may be too difficult for the patient to attain through land-based therapy. The benefits of hydrotherapy Hydrotherapy can […]

Osteopathy is Not Just About Cracking & Manipulation

We asked osteopath Youssef Youssef about his treatment approach. “I follow the five principles of osteopathic treatment when treating patients. There is no particular order for using the five 5 principles of Osteopathy however, they always apply to all patients: (pain in pregnancy, sports injuries, low back pain, headaches, TMJ pain and clicking jaw, neck […]

You Probably Didn’t Know this Assisted Stretching Technique

Muscle energy techniques MET are a form of assisted stretching done by a trained physiotherapist; it has many advantages over normal stretching. Muscles can become chronically shortened due to many factors, such as overtraining, poor posture, sitting for long hours, and overall muscle weakness. If the shortening is chronic, regaining flexibility on your own can […]

Health Steps to Take Before Getting Pregnant

2 cells… 38 weeks… full size, brand new, cutest baby… Isn’t that miraculous?! Is it that simple though? A healthy pregnancy starts well before the actual pregnancy happens.  As a future parent-to-be, you would probably want to give the best start for your future baby.  That would mean taking the best care of you. Here […]

What is Neurorehabilitation and Why is it Important?

If you suffer from a neurological condition you may have difficulties with your physical functions. This can include include mobility, muscle strength, range of movement and balance. Neurorehabilitation also known as neurological physiotherapy helps you regain those lost abilities. It aims to increase your independence and quality of life by maximizing your potential and slowing down […]

Has this ever happened to your ankle? Be careful of what comes later.

While walking or playing a sport, your ankle suddenly rolls inwards, and you feel excruciating pain, shortly afterwards, your ankle swells up. You start limping for a few weeks, the pain gradually disappears, and you think everything is back to normal. Sadly, “normal” might not be the case.  Around 20% of acute ankle sprains turn […]

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