Tennis Elbow Causes And Prevention

Tennis Elbow: Causes and Prevention

Mohsen Rafieian B.Sc. PT, M.Sc. Anat. MCPA Blog

Tennis elbow (or lateral epicondylitis)  is a common injury caused by inflammation of the tendons that connect the forearm muscles to the outside of the elbow. Causes Tennis elbow is not limited to athletes. The root cause of tennis elbow is repetitive extension of the wrist or elbow. Constant repetition of this movement will cause inflammation and requires treatment. Activities …

Choose Right Shoes Tips

How to Choose the Right Shoes

Mohsen Rafieian B.Sc. PT, M.Sc. Anat. MCPA Blog

Proper footwear is important, especially considering the amount of time we spend wearing shoes on a daily basis. When selecting a shoe, comfort and support is paramount for the overall health and comfort of the feet. Some suggestions to consider while choosing  shoes are discussed bellow. It is best if your shoe has a slight heel (up to two inches). …

Pregnancy Lower Back Pain

Pregnancy and Lower-Back Pain

Mohsen Rafieian B.Sc. PT, M.Sc. Anat. MCPA Blog

It is common, during pregnancy to experience lower back pain to some degree. This can be explained by the biomechanical and physiological changes that occur due to weight gain. The increase of weight around the stomach due to the growing baby, will cause the mothers center of gravity to shift forward. Subsequently, posture will be adjusted to support and maintain …

Proper Positioning While Driving

Proper Positioning While Driving

Mohsen Rafieian B.Sc. PT, M.Sc. Anat. MCPA Blog

Driving in an inappropriate position may cause neck, back and shoulder pain. To best ensure comfort and prevent pain, it is best to consider the following recommendations: Make sure that the distance from the seat to the steering wheel is tailored to your body. You should be able to sit deep in the seat and still have your feet reach …

Safe Gardening

Safe Gardening

Mohsen Rafieian B.Sc. PT, M.Sc. Anat. MCPA Blog

Gardening is a great source of enjoyment and exercise. However, it can be harmful if you do not consider your safety. Gardening safely is important for maintaining overall musculoskeletal health. Tips on safe gardening Change tasks to reduce repeated strain on the same joints. Staying in the same position or repeating the same motion for a long period of time …