Committed to our goal of constantly improving our clients’ experience, our team of professional physiotherapists at Palmdale Health Centre has built this blog page. We firmly believe in the active participation of our clients in their healing journey. To make that possible, we constantly educate and inform them about their medical issues.
We deeply comprehend that some medical concepts are hard to understand. Unfortunately, some healthcare professionals tend not to explain them to their patients. This phenomenon leads to misinformation and uncertainty.
Here we provide updated, digestible information on RMT massage, Chiropractic, Physiotherapy, Orthotics and Orthoses, Physio laser therapy, Acupuncture, and Nutrition. Through these articles, we hope to raise awareness and promote patient engagement. We wish to see more people taking the initiative to care for their well-being!
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For more than 15 years, we have helped our clients move freely and lead active happy lives. We pay great attention to excellency and lifelong professional education. Our five physical therapists take pride in their many years of experience. They share a common passion for improving the lives of their clients as well as constantly enriching their knowledge and skill set.
Multidisciplinary team care
We approach health in a holistic and multidimensional way. To achieve this, we promote interdisciplinary communication and collaboration. Each of our physical therapists, from chiropractors to registered massage therapists, shares their specialized knowledge for your health goals. We ensure close collaboration with your healthcare professionals as well.
Abundance of services
We offer Chiropractic, Physiotherapy, Acupuncture, RMT (Registered Massage Therapy), Low-Intensity Laser Therapy, Custom orthotics and Orthotic braces, and Registered Nutritionist Consultation. Our practices are constantly updated to comply with the most recent physical therapy guidelines. At Palmdale Health Centre, we only use the latest technology equipment.
At Palmdale Health Centre, we appreciate and celebrate individuality. We understand that your healthcare needs are highly unique. Therefore, we offer personalized treatment specifically tailored to your individual needs.
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Our team of physiotherapists is committed to improving our clients’ quality of life in the long term. We are against quick-fix solutions that will only temporarily bandage the issue. That is why we prioritize working towards the health goals set by our clients. We also encourage their active participation in their rehabilitation process.
Who can benefit from our services
At Palmdale Health Centre, our doors are open to everybody! Our services address all ages, from newborns to the elderly. We help treat a multitude of health concerns. Want to know if we are a good fit for you? Do not hesitate to give us a call!
Nerve tension is pain that occurs because a nerve is being compressed or stuck in its surrounding tissue which prevents it from moving within its tract like it normally does. This can happen for a variety of reasons. If a joint has been immobile for a period of time it increases the risk that a nerve can get a little stuck.
Do I have a trapped nerve?
We all know that your joints move and your muscles contract and stretch. But did you know that your nerve tissue also needs to move freely and unimpeded?
Nerve tension is pain that occurs because a nerve is being compressed or stuck in its surrounding tissue which prevents it from moving within its tract like it normally does. This can happen for a variety of reasons.
Common examples of structures that can impede a nerve’s movement include:
Back Pain e.g. bulging disc
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Tennis or Golfer’s Elbow
Depending on the severity of the damage that is causing nerve tension, surgery may be necessary. However, in most cases nerve tension can be relieved through physical therapy such as osteopathy or physiotherapy, massage therapy and prescribed stretching exercises.
It may seem contradictory to stretch the nerve for treatment since it reproduces symptoms. However, if the stretch is done gradually and frequently within the client’s comfort tolerance, it will often improve the symptoms. Treatments for interfacing structures such as muscles, joints, fascia, and skin are also likely to be helpful, as are postural and/or ergonomic changes.
While most massage therapists don’t see treatment of the neurological system as a primary function that they perform, it is evident that the nervous system is involved in many pathological processes. A greater knowledge of the anatomy and mechanics of these structures may help alleviate problems in many cases that have persisted after significant interventions that should have helped.