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13 responses to “Ask a Physio”

  1. Rachael Oniga says:

    Hello, I have always wanted to know if it is safe for someone above 70, who hasn’t be previously active physically to exercise by taking long walks on a daily basis.

    I hear it affects the knee, can you shed more light please.

  2. michelle says:

    Hi Rachael,

    Thanks for your question. It’s definitely safe and a good idea to start an exercise program at any age and walking is a great way to start. They should always be mindful of any symptoms like unusual shortness of breathe and consult a doctor if anything like that occurs. With regards to effect on the knee, it is possible, but the benefits outweigh the risks, and if any pains in general are experienced the person should see a physio for an evaluation. If someone is exercising for the first time and is concerned about potential injuries it’s not a bad idea to start out with sessions that are guided by professionals. One thing we offer at our clinic is fitness maintenance sessions that are meant to achieve fitness goals but under the supervision of a physio with knowledge of how to prevent injuries. I hope that helps!

  3. kk lo says:

    hi, wanted to know if you use any non-invasive treatment method like shock wave therapy for instance to treat cases thanks.

    • Peter says:

      Hi kk,

      Sorry response is coming this late. Yes we use non-invasive therapy methods. We make use of “shock wave therapy” like the Electrical Muscles/Nerve stimulator with different currents for pain, muscle weakness as a result of assault to the nerves etc.

      We also use Therapeutic Ultrasound Machine and many of our exercise gadgets which are also non invasive.

      I hope that help!

  4. Phoebe says:

    can lower back pain worsen bunions condition? and can physiotherapy be used to treat bunions?

    • Michelle Neff says:

      Hi Phoebe,

      Sorry your question was missed before. Lower back pain and bunions can sometimes coincide, although one does not necessarily cause or contribute to the other. Your body may compensate because of pain and that can contribute to other problems. However, physiotherapy does help. I would recommend having a consultation to evaluate your movements, your foot position, etc. to see what exactly can be done.

  5. O. Akhuetiemen says:

    Dear PT,
    I am a 25 year old female with back pain. this happened after I fell off a bike on my way to work. my xray shows no broken bones. but i have been told i need physiotherapy. is it possible to do exercise and get better.
    kindly advise on exercise.

    • Michelle Neff says:

      Thank you for your question,

      Yes, exercises can definitely make that better. General strengthening can sometimes help but usually after an accident or injury like that, we would recommend you get checked out in person. A physiotherapist can evaluate to determine specifically what the problem is and therefore guide your exercises needed for treatment.

  6. Alvin says:

    I am 18years. I started leaping at the age of 5, I made use of crutches for a year, underwent acupuncture and my left leg is longer than the right leg.. please what should I do?

    • PCA Admin says:

      Dear Alvin, for something complicated like this it’s best you have a professional check it out. You may need an orthotic device or you may just need exercises but you will need to be properly evaluated to determine a treatment plan.

  7. Punny says:

    Hi, my son is ten months and he stand with tip toes, is there something wrong with him, he doesn’t stand on his own yet but with objects, tthe problem is that he tip toes, am worried that he won’t walk anytime soon if he continues like this, is there anything I can do to help him?

    • PCA Admin says:

      Hello. There may not be any problem at all and toe-walking may improve on it’s own. But a physiotherapist can help with exercises to normalize his gait and stance and make sure he progresses quickly. You can as well look up exercises/play activities online to help toe-walking and do these on your own with him to see if that can help.

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