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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…

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Cupping

Cupping is part of traditional Chinese medicine. It has been practiced for thousands of years, with the earliest documentation in 1550 BC. Originally performed with animal horns, it is now done with glass or plastic cups. While cupping has been around for a long time, it wasn’t well known outside of Chinese medicine until the…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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Treatment Options for Pitcher’s Elbow

Elbow pain is very common. There are various conditions that affect the elbow, including muscular strains, overuse injuries (repetitive strain) and fractures to name a few. Golfer’s elbow and tennis elbow are extremely common conditions that affect the elbow. Perhaps a less common injury that affects the elbow is pitcher’s elbow which is the topic…

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