Sometimes life deals you a good hand. I have the great fortune of having Lenerdene Levesque as my professional mentor. Lenerdene continues to selflessly share her knowledge and skillset with the developing young minds that are the future of our profession. Mentoring with Lenerdene is more than practicing techniques, it is a unique educational experience that is difficult to replicate.
Several different body structures or tissues can cause pain to refer down the leg. The problem is they all require different, often opposite, treatment. If you are experiencing leg pain and decide to Google ‘exercises for sciatica’ you can easily end up with exercises for the wrong diagnosis, and make your problem worse. This is a plug for why you need a physiotherapist to help you with your leg pain.
The importance of exercise is generally not a hard sell, the hard part is committing to exercise. The few fleeting moments of ‘me time’ can be even more precious while traveling, regardless if you are away for work or pleasure. As someone who loves spending time abroad and advocates for more of it, here are a few tips to help you stay consistent with your rehab or fitness program while traveling.
Have you ever had a friend come from physiotherapy and tell you they were treated with ‘dry needling’? You might think to yourself ‘well that sounds scary and painful, why would I ever consider doing that?’ This post covers where dry needling came from, how it works, why it works, and the recent research to support it.