Monday
Mar122012

Lumbar Strains, Low Back Strains

While back pain is common in the general populations, lumbosacral strains and sprains do occur in specific activities and sports, with sprains of the musculo-ligamentous complexes the most common cause of pain. Perhaps around 10 percent of injuries in young sports people could be back related, with muscle sprains heading the list, followed by disc injury. The ligament sprains may be the result of sudden muscle contractions pulling on a joint, sudden twisting or straightening up powerfully from a bent position.

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Wednesday
Dec282011

Acupuncture and Migraines

Acupuncture is a modality that is becoming increasingly more popular in the field of manual medicine. I often find numerous patients asking me about the effectiveness of acupuncture. What does it do? What does it help? Would it work for me?

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Tuesday
Dec202011

Footwear and Orthotics can Prevent Sports Injuries  

Each year more than 1.2 million Canadians are sidelined from their favourite sports activity due to a sports-related injury that could have been prevented through proper fitting footwear and shoe selection, according to the Pedorthic Association of Canada.

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Tuesday
Dec202011

ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUE (A. R. T.)® and Soft Tissue Injury 

Active Release Techniques treatment allows a practitioner to diagnose and treat soft-tissue injuries. Soft tissue refers primarily to muscle, tendon, fascia, and nerves.

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Tuesday
Dec202011

Scar Tissue

Ever had a muscle strain, sprained joint, broken bone or surgery? Whether damaged skin, muscle, tendon, ligament, fascia or nerve the healing process is all the same and it starts with inflammation.

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