The knee joint is made up of the femur (thigh bone), tibia (lower leg bone), and patella (kneecap). These three bones are held together and supported by the soft tissues (muscles, tendons, ligaments) that surround the knee. Additionally, the surfaces of the bones are protected and cushioned by cartilage and menisci which also help [...]
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The Pilates method is a system of exercises that was developed by Joseph Pilates in the 20th century with the purpose of improving muscle strength and developing overall fitness. Clinical Pilates, an adaptation of traditional Pilates, serves to provide therapeutically modified exercises in order to assist in rehabilitating and preventing injuries. Clinical Pilates in [...]
The pelvic floor is composed of a group of muscles that extend between the pelvic bones and make up the lower section of the deep core. The main function of these muscles is to support the pelvic organs such as the bladder, uterus, rectum, and prostate. Additionally, they work together to maintain continence and [...]
Around the rotator cuff consists of the upper arm bone (humerus), the collar bone (clavicle), and the shoulder blade (scapula) make up the shoulder joint. The humerus has a ball shape at the end which fits into a concave surface in the scapula creating a ball and socket joint. This type of joint allows [...]
Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a common cause of shoulder pain. In the frozen shoulder, the capsule which surrounds the shoulder joint is impacted. This capsule is a deep layer of fibrous tissue which stretches and tightens to protect the joint while you move your arms. Implications of Having a Frozen [...]
Tennis elbow, also known as Lateral Epicondylitis, is a common overuse injury that occurs at the lateral (outside) aspect of the elbow. This injury affects the tendon, which attaches muscle to bone, and therefore is categorized as tendinopathy. In the case of the tennis elbow, the tendon which attaches the forearm muscles to the [...]
Intramuscular Stimulation, also known as IMS or dry needling, is an adaptation of traditional acupuncture, which our Cypress physiotherapists commonly use in North Vancouver.The IMS approach is used for the diagnosis and treatment of persistent myofascial pain syndromes, including muscle, joint, tendon, bursa, fascial, neural, and biomechanical problems. The goal is to restore balance at [...]
Our Sports Physiotherapy Services In North Vancouver Our North Vancouver Sports physiotherapists at Cypress Physio have extensive knowledge in anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, sports, injury prevention, management, and rehabilitation. This allows them to actively support you throughout a variety of sports or recreational activities. Consulting a sports physiotherapist can be beneficial if you have recently [...]