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Corrective Exercises
Meniscal Cartilage Tear

Passive knee extension: Do this exercise if you are unable to extend your knee fully. While lying on your back, place a rolled-up towel under the heel of your injured leg so the heel is about 6 inches off the ground. Relax your leg muscles and let gravity slowly straighten your knee. Try to hold this position for 2 minutes. Repeat 3 times. You may feel some discomfort while doing this exercise. Do the exercise several times a day.
This exercise can also be done while sitting in a chair with your heel on another chair or stool.
Heel slide: Sit on a firm surface with your legs straight in front of you. Slowly slide the heel of the foot on your injured side toward your buttock by pulling your knee toward your chest as you slide the heel. Return to the starting position. Do 2 sets of 15.

Standing calf stretch: Stand facing a wall with your hands on the wall at about eye level. Keep your injured leg back with your heel on the floor. Keep the other leg forward with the knee bent. Turn your back foot slightly inward (as if you were pigeon-toed). Slowly lean into the wall until you feel a stretch in the back of your calf. Hold the stretch for 15 to 30 seconds. Return to the starting position. Repeat 3 times. Do this exercise several times each day.
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Lower Back & Pelvis Issues

Your back is made of bones, muscles, and other tissues extending from your neck to your pelvis. Back injuries can result from sports injuries, work around the house or in the garden, or a sudden jolt such as a car accident. The lower back is the most common site of back injuries and back pain. Common back injuries include-
  • Sprains and strains
  • Herniated disks
  • Fractured vertebrae

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These injuries can cause pain and limit your movement. Treatments vary but might include medicines, icing, bed rest, physical therapy, or surgery. You might be able to prevent some back injuries by maintaining a healthy weight, lifting objects with your legs, and using lower-back support when you sit.

Lower Back  Issues

There are 2 main types of scoliosis -functional scoliosis which is a result of muscular imbalances, or leg length discrepancy, and structural scoliosis which generally has an unknown cause usually linked to genetics, birth defects or certain diseases.
Common symptoms of scoliosis include uneven shoulders, waist or one hip is higher than the other.  If the condition progresses, the twisting of the pelvis or the torso can pressure on the nerves which will ultimately lead to weakness, numbness or pain in 

the lower extremities which can cause difficulty walking.  Functional Scoliosis can be treated and return the spine to normal alignment.

Facet Joint Syndrome
Facet joint syndrome also known as facet syndrome and facet joint sprain, is a common cause of back pain. Injuries to the facet joints can have many causes, but essentially it is a sprain and as such, it is caused by excessive movement causing damage to the joint capsule, which in turncause swelling, inflammation and pain. 
Most injuries are caused by what is calledrecurrent micro-trauma, it means many small repetitive injuries, until the proverbial 'last straw'. That is why people often hurt themselves doing very trivial things such as bending to pick up a pen, and they hurt themselves before they even get to lift the pen.

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Herniated Disc
Disc herniation is usually the result of muscular imbalances (when one muscle group is stronger than its opposing muscle group which compromises posture) and tension which leads to irritation of the spine placing pressure on both spinal discs and joints.
Common warning signs of disc herniation & impinged nerve roots include:
  • Constant pain
  • Numbness or tingling down the limbs
  • Shooting pain in the lower back
  • Pins and needles sensation

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Disc Herniation

Fortunately, bulging, slipped and herniated discs can be both reversed and prevented with Myotherapy treatment and self care education.

Osteoporosis is a condition where bone conditioning deteriorates to the point where they become fragile and are easily broken.  This is often related to the natural ageing process, where bone density is not continually replenished, or in the case of females at the onset of the menopause – where hormonal changes can often lead to the condition. 
Myotherapy is not a cure for arthritis and osteoporosis, but it will provide temporary relief from pain and improve the mobility of joints and muscles affected by arthritis. 

Sacroiliac Joint Disfunction
The sacroiliac joint is the joint between the sacrum and the ilium. The Ilium is the correct name for the two moon shaped bones that make up your pelvis. The most common symptom of sacroiliac joint dysfunction is pain. Pain in the sacroiliac joint can be sharp in nature, or a dull aching pain. Patients often experience pain in the lower back or the back of the hips. The sacroiliac joint can refer pain into the buttock, groin and all the way down the outside of the thigh and even into the lower outer portion of lower leg and foot.

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SIJ Disfunction

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Sciatica & Piriformis Syndrome
Sciatica is caused by compression of the sciatica nerve or the nerve roots that  [Sciatica] form the sciatic nerve, as they leave the spine. Several structures are capable of compressing the nerve, however, it is most commonly caused by disc bulges otherwise known as protrusion, herniation, extrusion and sequestration.

Sciatic nerve entrapment

Numbness, tingling, burning or sharp shooting pain, weakness of the muscles in the leg and foot. Typically, symptoms are referred from the back and are felt in the buttock or hip, down the thigh and below the knee. Pain and other symptoms may be constant or intermittent and are generally aggravated by forward bending movements.

Gluteus Medius Tendonitis
Gluteus medius tendonitis (sometimes spelled tendinitis and pronounced 'tendinitus') is an injury where your gluteus medius tendon is irritated or inflammed. You will feel this irritation, swelling and inflammation when there is a strain, damage or micro-tearing to the tendon tissue. This injury can happen from overuse of the tendon or an accident of some kind.
Pain can easily be transferred to other areas of the hip, thigh, lower back or buttock. Sometimes pain can even shoot down the side of your leg. If left untreated, gluteus medius tendonitis can turn into a chronic condition or degeneration of your tendon fibers.

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