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Shingles is an infection of the nerves caused by the varicella-zoster virus, the same type of virus that causes chickenpox. The medical term for shingles is herpes zoster. Postherpetic neuralgia is pain that remains where the rash from shingles occurred long after the rash has healed. Consequently, exercise and physical therapy are important parts of your postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) treatment plan. Before starting any exercise and physical therapy plan, it’s important to seek help from professional physiotherapists. As they are the ones who can provide in-depth knowledge and the correct ways to perform various exercises. With passive treatments, such as applying

Hand tremors are not life-threatening but can be cause for embarrassment and inconvenience in our lives. Hand tremors could happen to anybody but tend to occur in the elderly. The cause of a hand tremor is not always clear. It could be the effect of bad habits such as smoking. It might be a neurological defect in the cerebellum. It could be the early signs of a neurological disease, such as Parkinson’s. It could be the after-effects of a stroke, anxiety attack, stress, muscle fatigue. Or, it might be something else, entirely. What’s important is that physical therapy can help you

Did you know that 9 out of 10 Canadians are at risk of stroke and heart problems? If you are afflicted with a stroke, then it can take as much as 3 to 6 months to get back on your feet. Stroke rehabilitation assists you in recovering from this ordeal quicker. What are the causes of stroke and how does it happen? It is difficult to name a single cause or reason for a stroke as there are many factors that can contribute to a stroke occurring. Primarily, a stroke takes place when there is inadequate blood flow to your brain. This decreases

Whether you are young or old, losing mobility and independence can be a frightening and depressing transition in one's life. Degenerative diseases, as the name implies, are diseases that progress over time. While it may seem as if those who suffer from them are destined to eventually lose all capability of living a fulfilling and independent life, early treatment can aid in preventing progression, managing pain and regaining mobility. Physiotherapy is designed to provide this kind of support. By understanding what degenerative diseases are, and how physiotherapy can help, that long dark road will seem a lot less long and far less

The body's response to injury is called inflammation. Physical traumas such as sprain, strain, or bruise are most common, whereas injuries can also occur from bacterial or viral infections, heat, or any sort of chemical injury. Trauma causes direct damage to cells in the immediate area of injury, causing bleeding. A stream of events is initiated due to bleeding that results in the inflammatory process, which promotes healing of the injured tissue. Acute and chronic are terms commonly used to refer to the duration of the length of the problem, giving inaccurate information about the actual stage of inflammation. Progression from