Among the variety of different physiotherapy treatments to help fight injury and restore strength, you’ll find K-Taping, technically known as “kinesio taping.”  K-taping is a non-invasive treatment that as you might have guessed, uses kinesio tape as part of the process.  In fact, it is the main part of the process and it is effective at treating several common issues. What Is It? Basically, K-taping is a process of applying a special tape to various parts of the body in order to reduce pain or swelling and increase range of motion. Do I Need It? Your need for K-taping will ultimately be determined by your physiotherapist, but it is a useful treatment for anyone who has experienced an injury or condition that is limiting range of motion and causing pain.  In some cases, K-taping might seem like the most logical choice and won’t be prescribed and other times it will.  It really goes on Continue reading →

In the world of injuries, rehabilitation and disability claims, there are a lot of different terms that come into play.  Rehabilitation can involve many different types of assessments and exercises, schedules and planning, so there’s bound to be a lot to cover.  One term that’s used quite a lot is functional capacity evaluation. The Definition What is a functional capacity evaluation?  It’s an assessment designed to measure and objectively quantify a person’s ability to perform certain kinds of activities.  An FCE as it is known, measures an individual’s functional ability to perform both personal and occupational tasks. Generally, a functional capacity evaluationconsists of a series of tests to measure things like gross dexterity, flexibility, walking ability, balance, lifting ability, bending, fine dexterity and more. Why Do We Need Functional Capacity Evaluations? A functional capacity evaluation may be ordered to help make a disability determination or to direct the rehabilitation of someone who has Continue reading →