Open abdominal surgery is critical for the healing and control of numerous medical conditions. This type of procedure is conducted to eliminate and manage physical problems such as obstructions, infections and tumours which can compromise the function and performance of abdominal organs. In general, open surgery involves the creation of an incision in the abdominal area. Therefore, complete recovery after the procedure can be challenging even when the operation is uncomplicated. [Read More]
Prostate Cancer Surgery Prep: What You Need to Know By the Days, Weeks and Months!
If you're suffering from prostate cancer, or if you need prostate cancer surgery to prevent cancer from developing, you may be apprehensive about your upcoming surgery. The good news is that prostate cancer surgery is now more advanced than it's ever been before -- and this means you can have a successful surgery and recovery if you follow your doctor's guidelines. Some of the most common prostate surgery preparation guidelines are discussed below. [Read More]
Muscle Soreness After Exercise: When Do You Need Doctor Intervention?
Ah, January! The month when more gym memberships sell than any other. January is the start of a new year and the chance for a new outlook on being healthy and exercising more. While buying a gym membership is admirable, it does also cause problems if you go too hard, too fast. After working out it is natural to feel some soreness in your muscles since they have not been worked strenuously for a while, but when does muscle pain cross the line to become something you need to discuss with a doctor? [Read More]
Understanding and improving diastasis recti
After pregnancy, a lot of women notice that their abdomen just doesn't seem right. They may not have the same strength or may notice everything seems to be sticking out a bit more than they remember. The reason is often diastasis recti, a common condition which physiotherapy can greatly improve. What is diastasis recti? Diastasis recti is a term that means your outermost abdominal muscles have separated. These muscles are called your rectus abdominis and are the muscles that form that six pack so many people are after. [Read More]