Physiotherapy encompasses rehabilitation, injury prevention and health promotion/fitness. The profession employs a holistic approach to treatment, looking at the patient’s lifestyle and engaging them in their own treatment Physiotherapists are experts at providing physiotherapy treatment for: Preventing injury and disability; Managing acute and chronic conditions; Improving and maintaining optimal physical performance; Rehabilitating injury and the effects of disease or disability; […]
Echocardiography is a test that uses sound waves to produce live images of your heart. The image is an echocardiogram. This test allows your doctor to monitor how your heart and its valves are functioning. The images can help them spot: blood clots in the heart fluid in the sac around the heart problems with […]
Your colon helps your body absorb water and nutrients from the food you eat. It’s also where your stool is formed. The last third of your descending colon is called the sigmoid colon. It’s connected to your anus by your rectum. A colonoscopy helps doctors examine the entire colon. But sometimes only the sigmoid colon […]
A colonoscopy is an exam your doctor uses to look inside your large intestine for possible causes of things like abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, or changes in bowel habits. Colonoscopies are also used to prevent colorectal cancer usually starting at age 50. During a colonoscopy abnormal growths, called polyps, can be removed before they transform into cancers.
Endoscopy is a nonsurgical procedure used to examine a person’s digestive tract. Using an endoscope, a flexible tube with a light and camera attached to it, your doctor can view pictures of your digestive tract on a color TV . Doctor use an endoscope to take a biopsy (removal of tissue) to look for the presence of […]
The kidneys filter your blood by removing waste and excess fluid from your body. This waste is sent to the bladder to be eliminated when you urinate.Dialysis performs the function of the kidneys if they’ve failed. According to the National Kidney Foundation, end-stage kidney failure occurs when the kidneys are performing at only 10 to 15 percent of their normal […]