October, 2010 Archive

Thoracic or “upper back” pain responds quickly!

Oct 20/10
Since a bad fall down the stairs in college, this 36 year old has experienced recurrent episodes of severe “bra area” pain that radiates around the right side of her chest. It will “go out” with a bad cough and is aggravated by taking a deep breath. She had a reoccurrence 4 days ago. PT has worked for her in the past but today with the McKenzie Method she was amazed at the fast relief AND the fact this relief occurred without machines or even the therapist’s hands. We tried this hands off approach on the first day because someone with recurrent episodes is best served if they can learn to “put it back in” themselves. This type of problem typically resolves in 2 or 3 visits, only a few need some extra hands-on help. The goal is that she manage on her own in the future.

Seven Steps to a Healthy Neck and Back

Oct 20/10
Today we saw a woman who has been troubled by right neck and shoulder blade area pain for about 25 years. This was further aggravated by a car accident in September 2010. She has seen two different chiropractors and was frustrated by the very temporary relief from these treatments (laser, manipulation, active release). Recently she picked up a book called “Seven steps to a healthy neck and back” co-authored by Robin McKenzie. She could not believe the improvement she has had with this book and the exercises outlined. This motivated her to look up a McKenzie clinic like ours to seek out further progression of this form of treatment. She was surprised to find that Bonavista Physical Therapy is the only Certified McKenzie Clinic in Alberta. Our goal is to teach her to self treat.

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John maguire
Thank you Gord. Listened to my problem and fixed my pain. What more can I say, but thank you again and again....
Debra Stenhouse
I just went for my 12 week post knee replacement appointment at the Hip and Knee Clinic. They asked where I went for my physiotherapy....
Greg McFetridge
Thank you for getting Maureen and I started. Very happy with the service. It enabled us both to be able to transition to other physical...