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: […]

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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 […]

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18 May

What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?

When there is a soft tissue injury, the body immediately delivers platelet cells to the area. Platelets have the healing factors that activate the tissue repair mechanisms. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is done by taking a small sample of the patient’s blood, then spinning it around in a centrifuge until the plasma, the platelets […]

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18 May

Weight Loss for Knee OA

A study involved over 150 obese individuals with knee OA where they were put on a 4 month special weight loss diet. After 4 months, the average weight loss was 14kg (30lbs) which resulted in 7% reduction in knee joint compression forces during gait. They calculated that for every 1 kg in weight loss, the […]

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18 May

THE PAIN TRUTH

Here are some facts on pain: All pain is real. Imagined pain does not exit. Pain is an alarm system that warns the body of actual or perceived The brain and spinal cord can magnify pain as long as the brain believes the body is in danger. Increased nerve hypersensitivity may explain why some pain […]

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