Stress Fractures

A stress fracture is an overuse bone injury that typically affects active people.  In fact, it affects approximately 20% of runners!  80-95% of stress fractures occur in the lower limbs and the tibia is the most commonly affected bone. Suspicion of stress fracture is usually determined during the patient interview.  Factors such as training schedule,…

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Diagnosing Leg Pain

As we learned in our last blog, medial tibial stress syndrome is a common condition that affects active people. In particular, it’s common among runners and recreational walkers.  (For further information, we recommend you check out our last blog entry).  This week’s blog is going to continue from last week, reviewing two clinical tests that assist in…

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Burlington Bod Pod

As many of you know, Burlington Sports Therapy was previously located within Evolution Training and Rehabilitation. For this week’s blog, we’d like to let our readers know about a new and unique service offered at Evolution; the Bod Pod. A scale gives us our weight, but it doesn’t really give us good information about our…

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Running Injury and Minimalist Shoes

Our clinic sees lots of running injuries. Plantar fasciitis, shin splints, ankle pain, foot pain, calf strains, IT band syndrome, patellofemoral syndrome…the list goes on and on. These injuries are relatively common among runners and there are many different causes. Given that many of these injuries are related to impact, for some people, the finger…

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Upper Back Pain – An Often Ignored Cause…

At a recent active release technique seminar I attended, an interesting study was discussed.  A 2013 paper published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation investigated the nature of upper back pain (between the shoulder blades) and nerve entrapment.  For many people, muscular pain and spasm located between the shoulder blades is an unrelenting problem.  This recent publication may assist in…

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