Diabetes and ExerciseWritten by willem van der Meijden | June 12 2016
What Is Diabetes: Diabetes, or diabetes mellitus, is a group of metabolic diseases in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar), either because insulin production is inadequate, or because the body’s cells do not respond properly to insulin, or both. Patients with high blood sugar will typically experience polyuria (frequent urination), they will become increasingly thirsty (polydipsia) and hungry (polyphagia). Type 2 Diabetes accounts to 90% of allRead more..
What is Dry Needling?Written by willem van der Meijden | May 29 2016
Dry Needling What is Dry Needling? Dry Needling involves the insertion of a thin filament needle to stimulate the healing process of soft tissues (muscle “trigger points”, fascia, tendons and ligaments, etc) resulting in pain relief and restoration of healthy physiology. Research has shown that dry needling improves pain control, reduces muscle tension, normalizes biochemical and electrical dysfunction of motor endplates, and facilitates an accelerated return to active rehabilitation. WhatRead more..
Carpal tunnel syndromeWritten by willem van der Meijden | May 5 2016
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a relatively common condition that causes a tingling sensation, numbness and sometimes pain in the hand and fingers. Usually, these sensations develop gradually and start off being worse during the night. They tend to affect the thumb, index finger and middle finger. What causes carpal tunnel syndrome? Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by compression of one of the nerves that controls sensation and movement in the handsRead more..
Kinesiotaping (how it works)Written by willem van der Meijden | April 5 2016
Kinesiotaping. Kinesio tape was developed by Dr. Kenzo Kase 25 years ago. Kinesiotape is made of stretchable material so as not to restrict movement as normal bandage will do. But what does Kinesio tape do? Kinesio tape is placed over muscles, to minimize pain and inflammation. The tape aids in proper blood flow and lymphatic drainage. As you move, the tape, skin and connective tissue (or fascia) over the muscleRead more..
ITB syndrome explainedWritten by willem van der Meijden | March 5 2016
What is ITB? IT Band Syndrome is an overuse injury. It is commonly found in both runners and cyclists. The pain most often occurs on the outside of the knee and is very painful. The pain ‘switches’ on and makes running impossible. The pain results from the IT band rubbing against the lateral epicondyle of the knee. The letters, ‘ITB’ stand for iliotibial band. There are a number of causesRead more..