injury & rehabilitation

Whole-Body Vibration and Low Back Pain

Whole-Body Vibration and Low Back Pain

A new trend is appearing in physiotherapy clinics- those vibrating platforms. Having saturated the fitness industry, the corporate leaders seem to be taking aim at the rehabilitation industry as their next major client. I patiently listened to the sales man as he explained how WBV could reduce Low Back Pain. That’s when my brain stopped.(…)

Causes of obesity

Causes of obesity

We all know obesity is on the rise across the globe. All countries are quickly developing an obesity crisis if they don’t have one already. Obesity however is not simply a matter of calories in vs. calories out nor is it genetic, cultural or environmental but a combination of factors. Now, as we explored earlier– to(…)

Does electrical stimulation make a difference in rehabilitation?

Does electrical stimulation make a difference in rehabilitation?

The use of electrical modalities such as TENS, laser therapy, bio-electric stimulation and others have long been controversial in rehabilitation. Some have well researched uses and protocols and under those or similar circumstances, stand to help patients in their efforts to recover. Unfortunately many therapists use electrical modalities for every patient, regardless of injury type.(…)