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How Much Cardio Should You Do For Good Health?

posted Wednesday, December 14, 2016

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So as we get close to that time of year when we make New Year resolutions, I thought I would give some advice on one of the most popular ones. Exercise is one of those resolutions that many people want to start with, but there are some barriers in terms of knowing what to do. […]

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Shoulder Injuries: What Are They And What To Do About Them.

posted Tuesday, November 8, 2016

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You don’t have to be involved with sports to suffer a shoulder injury. I’ve recently been treating someone who developed a rotator cuff injury from just siting at a computer all day! In this blog I am going to talk about how shoulder injuries can be simplified into three broad categories. I will also discuss […]

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Sacroiliac Joint Pain or Lower Back Pain?

posted Wednesday, September 7, 2016

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Sacroiliac joint pain is a common condition that can feel like lower back pain, but the source and cause are quite different. It also requires a specific assessment of the pelvis and the many muscles acting on it. In this blog I explain the distinguishing characteristics of sacroiliac joint pain compared to lower back pain. […]

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Early Treatment Of Musculo-Skeletal Pain

posted Saturday, April 9, 2016

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So we have all done it. We feel a pain in a muscle or a joint and we hope it goes away, but then it doesn’t. It keeps coming back and gets worse. It might be a pain or discomfort in the background that doesn’t bother us much but then it can amplify when we are […]

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Pilates and Physiotherapy for Knee Pain

posted Thursday, January 14, 2016

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One of the most common over-use injuries to the knee is patellofemoral pain. It can also be aggravated by walking, stair climbing or even just in sitting for a long time. Typically patients report pain around the knee cap or under it. It is one of the most common lower extremity injuries and is prevalent […]

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Should we sit or stand at work?

posted Wednesday, October 21, 2015

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This blog discusses some of the issues with the trend to use standing desks at work as a way of relieving lower back pain. Some of my patients I see for lower back and pelvic conditions have been provided with standing desks by their employer. Although these patients have been using their standing desks before […]

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Is your back fit for work?

posted Friday, April 24, 2015

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One of my current patients came in with lower back pain after she was given a standing desk at work. She had not experienced lower back problems in sitting, but because so many of her work colleagues had, the employer is accommodating this with ergonomic standing desks. This particular patient had a weak lower back, […]

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The Core Neck

posted Wednesday, March 4, 2015

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The Core Neck: Did you know that you have core muscles in your neck and upper back? All of the joints in our body have core stabilizing muscles. The research shows us that muscles around our joints perform different functions. Some are involved in creating movement, like rotating your neck, while others have a stabilizing […]

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Publicly Funded Physiotherapy- An Update

posted Friday, December 19, 2014

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In August 2013 the Ontario Government changed the way publicly funded physiotherapy is delivered in the community. Approved private clinics and Family Practice Health Teams are now able to offer OHIP funded physiotherapy. These clinics are granted a number of treatment blocks per injury/condition in a year, subject to a maximum of $312.00. Let’s say […]

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Runnning injuries

posted Sunday, November 16, 2014

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So for all the runners out there, I thought I would summarize what I have learned from treating people with running injuries, and using the latest research. When most people have a running injury they tend to address what they can control themselves, either their shoes or orthotics. New Balance seems to have good advice […]

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