Category Archives: Physiotherapy

WP Physio | Shockwave machine

Shockwave Therapy

Written by willem van der Meijden | 15/09/2017

What is Shockwave Therapy? Shockwave Theapy refers to mechanical pressure pulses that expand as a wave in the body. Shock waves are similar to sound waves, high amplitude pulses of mechanical energy. The waves are generated by an electromagnetic coil. Recent studies have shown that shockwave therapy delivers great results in the treating of various conditions (see coditions listed  below) How is shockwave therapy done? A noninvasive probe is applied to

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WP Physio | Physiotherapy

Diabetes and Exercise

Written by willem van der Meijden | 12/06/2016

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 all

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WP Physio | Acupuncture

What is Dry Needling?

Written by willem van der Meijden | 29/05/2016

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. What

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WP Physio | Wrist pain

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Written by willem van der Meijden | 05/05/2016

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 hands

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WP Physio | Tennis Knee

Kinesiotaping (how it works)

Written by willem van der Meijden | 05/04/2016

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 muscle

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