woman sleeping on her side

What is the Best Pillow for Neck Pain?

What is the best pillow for neck pain? Being a chiropractic, massage and physiotherapy clinic, this question gets asked a lot.  The standard answer that I have always given my patients is that it is “trial and error”.  You must try one out and make note of what you are trying (whether it be feather,…

woman with cervical collar (neck brace)

Neck Braces for Neck Pain

At Burlington Sports Therapy, we practice in an evidence-based manner.  That means we try to base our recommendations and our treatment approach on research so that the care we deliver to our patients is the best it can be. Although some clinical decisions are based on a practitioner’s experience and opinion, there is usually research…

man in suit with lower back pain

Lower Back Pain Diagnosis and Treatment Approach 

Lower back injuries are very common.  We see them at our clinic every day.  As we’ve mentioned in previous blogs, approximately 80% of the population will experience a debilitating case of lower back pain at some point in their lives. Treating Lower Back Pain There are various approaches to treating lower back pain.  The chosen…

stretching using IPad

Why You Should Always Seek Professional Advice

  So, I did it again, just to see.  I googled “stretches for back pain”.  I did this many years ago as one of our first Burlington Sports Therapy blog entries to illustrate how ridiculous the internet can be when it comes to expert opinion and getting health related information.  Beware!  The first time I…

woman with backpain on couch

Treatment for Vertebral Compression Fractures

A fracture in the spine seems scary, and of course, it certainly can be! At the same time a very common type of spinal fracture is a compression fracture, and although these can be very painful, they can often be subtle and not threatening to the neurological status of the patient. In other words, you…

A group of people doing exercises in the park

An Approach to Health and Fitness in 2017

A few weeks ago, we posted a blog that suggested a way to kick start your new year through better eating. In summary, the point was to establish your individual caloric requirement then eat healthy every day through a reasonable balance of the three macronutrients (carbohydrate, protein, and fat), a reasonable caloric consumption, and a…

a young man with some back pain

What is Cauda Equina Syndrome?

Back pain is common. We’ve posted many blogs on our site about lower back pain and the different diagnoses associated with it. Perhaps we tend to focus on the more common types of back pain that are present in our Burlington clinic, however, cauda equina syndrome is a very serious condition that should not be…

smiling woman with dumbbells exercising and doing squats at home

The Benefits of Your Home Exercise Program

Almost every injury that comes to Burlington Sports Therapy requires some level of home exercise. Our practitioners regularly offer patients tips and strategies on things they can do at home to assist in their recovery. Home programs can differ greatly. Some conditions require strengthening exercises, some require stretching, some would benefit from balance or proprioceptive…