15 Nov

Prolonged Static Sitting*

Prolonged sitting can aggravate cervical, thoracic and lumbar pain. In an ideal world, frequent interruption of these static positions, every 1-2 hours, is the best method to counteract the ill effects these positions create. Most times sitting puts the spine in a flexed(forward) bias. It makes sense then to move our spine into extended (backward) […]

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01 Nov

Shoulder Injury Prevention

Volleyball and swimming are examples of sports that require frequent overhead motions. It is inevitable that at some point, that the athlete will experience a shoulder injury. Most shoulder problems are the result of improper movement mechanics such as poor scapular (shoulder blade) control, reduced thoracic mobility, and even inadequate lumbar stability. It stands to […]

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16 Oct

How can I improve my balance?

Our sense of balance is amazingly complex and adaptable. Our ability to stay balanced relies on several systems, including information from our vestibular/inner ear system, eyes, and joints and muscles in our spine and lower body. This information is processed by our nervous system, which then sends messages back to our joints and muscles. It […]

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01 Oct

LOW BACK PAIN IS NORMAL

Statistics show that 80% of the population will experience an episode of low back pain (LBP) at some point in their lives. Of those people, 20 % experience a recurrence every year. LBP can seriously effect lives and yet 99% of the time it is not medically serious. It is not unusual to experience symptoms […]

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04 Sep

What is shoulder impingement?

Shoulder impingement occurs when tendons within the shoulder joint are compressed and become irritated. Symptoms of impingement include shoulder stiffness, weakness, and pain. Shoulder pain can often be aggravated by reaching overhead or behind the back. The shoulder is a unique ball-and-socket joint. lt is important that the ball component stays centered within the socket […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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10 Aug

Should You Strengthen The Muscle Instead Of Stretching It?

Current evidence suggests that static stretching for injury prevention such as stretching for tight hamstrings is not effective for preventing hamstring strains. A better method is eccentric strengthening to reduce risk of injury. An example of this would be Nordic hamstring exercises. Further, this concept can be extrapolated to muscles such as upper trapezius tightness. […]

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