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What is De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis?

Do you get pain on the thumb side of the wrist when using your thumb or lifting objects? De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis is a painful condition that displays these symptoms and may be the culprit. This is brought about by inflammation of the tendons and tendon sheath that passes over the bony edge of your wrist, […]


What Is Your Acute Locked Back Telling You?

What is an Acute Locked Back? An acute locked back happens when an unguarded movement causes a sudden jolt of pain to shoot through your back. It happens in many ways, such as turning over in bed, getting out of a car, or even bending forward to pick up a book. In fact, the absence […]


Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis), What is it?

Tennis Elbow, known to health professionals as Lateral Epicondylitis, is an overuse injury to the area. The location of this is on the outside of your elbow where the tendons of your forearm muscles attach to the bone. It happens when repetitive stress or load is put on the area causing inflammation, or microscopic tears, […]


What is Achilles Tendinopathy? And How To Fix It?

Achilles Tendinopathy – What it is and common causes Achilles Tendinopathy is a common lower body injury affecting the tendon that attaches your calf muscles (gastrocs and soleus) to your heel. Consequently, it happens most frequently in people who do a lot of running and jumping activity, but can also occur outside of these populations. […]


Is sitting all day a problem for you?

Sitting too much? If so, then feeling stiff and tight in your hips and your lower back are likely familiar symptoms to you. Sitting for prolonged periods of time with a high frequency can cause problems for your body, namely: “pattern adaptation or maladaptation”. This is when the muscles, joints and tissues in the body […]


Lumbar Spine Disc Herniation – What is this?

    Essential information for those experiencing herniated discs in the lower back This injury occurs when a portion of the spongy, shock absorbing tissue between the vertebrae becomes displaced. Most people will remember an initial moment that caused their pain. It is through doing activities like lifting, bending or twisting, that this injury may […]


What is Sciatica? Symptoms & Similar Conditions

You’ve heard about Sciatica, or may have experienced it, but what exactly is it? First thing to know is that sciatica is not a diagnosis. It describes a group of symptoms that either involve the sciatic nerve as it leaves your lumbar spine, or present a very similar pattern. Symptoms often labelled as “Sciatica” are: […]


How I became a Physiotherapist!

In light of PhysiCo City's upcoming 14th Birthday I thought I would take the time to share with you my journey in becoming a Physiotherapist and how it all began. Let me take you way back to early high school. I had just attempted to descend a full flight of stairs with a single bound in [...]

Is your jaw causing you headaches?

Jaw related headaches   Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the hinge that connects your jaw to your skull. Your TMJ allows you to talk, chew and yawn. But the joint’s supporting muscles may also be the source of your headaches. A number of the TMJ muscles may contribute to the pain. These are located underneath […]


Where does my shoulder pain come from?

Where does my shoulder pain come from?   Shoulder pain and injury are one of the most common complaints reported to a physiotherapist. This is largely due to the complex architecture, large degree mobility and therefore inherent lack of stability from which it operates. Further contributing factors to shoulder pain are the demands that your […]