20 Sep

Concussions

Football is here and hockey soon to follow. With any contact sport, there are risk of injuries, and concussions are just one type. A concussion is “a form of traumatic brain injury induced by biomechanical forces (e.g. blow to head) that result in signs and symptoms that typically resolve within 1-4 weeks of injury.” (Parachute: […]

Read More
20 Sep

Wash Those Smelly Clothes

Does your teen come home with a smelly bag of athletic gear that makes you want to drop? Not only is the odour unpleasant, but it is a breeding ground for bacteria and fungi. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), is a resistant form of bacteria that lives on the skin, and in some studies, is prevalent […]

Read More
12 Sep

Don’t be a VOMIT

Victim of Medical Imaging Technology The following is a summary of an article from the Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute (APTEI). Medical imaging such as x-rays, ultrasounds and MRI’s, are a common and valuable procedures to rule out “serious” medical conditions such as fractures, tumours, dislocations, etc. Once any serious problem has been ruled out, […]

Read More
12 Sep

TYPES OF PAIN

The following is a description of the types of pain that our clients experience. The information is from a summary by Dr. Erson Religioso DPT, MS MTC. (Modern Manual Therapy) Hyperalgesia: Increased sensitivity to painful or noxious stimuli. Primary: this is where there is increased sensitivity to painful or noxious stimuli. An example of this […]

Read More