EMS vs. TENS – How Do They Differ?

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Many of us have seen someone use a TENS unit, a portable machine that helps to relieve pain. Whether it’s us, a friend, or a loved one, many people have at least some familiarity with TENS. And at first glance, EMS may seem very similar to using a TENS unit. EMS, or electrical muscle stimulation, […]

Questions About Shockwave Therapy Answered

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Shockwave therapy is a cutting-edge treatment that can help restore mobility, function, and quality of life in patients who have suffered an injury or are dealing with chronic pain. This therapy uses acoustic wave technology to stimulate healing in the body, and it has been shown to be effective in treating a wide range of […]

Physiotherapy vs Kinesiology

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Physiotherapy and physical therapy are frequently used interchangeably. While some sources do make some distinctions between the two terms, many others use them interchangeably. In Canada and the UK, the term physiotherapy is more commonly used, while in the United States, the term physical therapy is more common. Likewise, the terms physiotherapy and kinesiology are […]

Manual Therapy Explained

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Manual therapy is an effective treatment option for a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions. It can be used to treat acute injuries, chronic pain, and even postural imbalances. Its versatility is due to the fact that it can target specific areas of the body with targeted hands-on pressure and manipulation. Thus, manual therapy can be […]

What is Soft Tissue Therapy in Chiropractic Care?

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In physical therapy and chiropractic care, soft tissue work is the manipulation of the body’s soft tissues, including muscles, tendons, and ligaments. This type of therapy can be used to treat a variety of conditions, such as chronic pain, muscle tension, and injuries. Soft tissue therapy can be performed using a variety of techniques, such […]

The Difference Between Dry Needling and Acupuncture

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A common question asked about dry needling is “what’s the difference between dry needling and acupuncture?” From a distance, the two therapies may appear to be quite similar. After all, both dry needling and acupuncture involve the insertion of thin, sterile needles into the skin at very specific points. However, that’s where the similarity ends. […]