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…

woman holding her neck due to neck pain

Forward Head Posture and Corrective Exercises

For many people, neck and back pain is related to poor posture. Perhaps the most common postural dysfunction is leaning your neck too far forward and slouching in the lower back. Yes, our mothers were correct. Standing up straight is better for us. An interesting study now sheds some light on this and confirms what…

Man Deadlifting heavy weights

Lifting Heavy Weights vs. Lifting Light Weights

Many people believe that in order to gain muscle we must lift heavy weights. Some interesting research out of McMaster University has questioned this idea. Although lifting heavy weights can lead to muscular gains, so can lifting lighter weight for more repetitions. What the research found is that the primary variable is lifting to failure.…