Hamstring Injury

Muscular strains are very common injuries affecting athletic and active people.  Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions and misunderstandings as to why these injuries occur and how we can prevent them.  As always, we’re going to use the published, peer reviewed literature to help dispel some of the myths… Concentric and Eccentric Muscle Contraction In order…

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Pain in the Front of the Knee

Patellofemoral pain syndrome is a type of knee pain that affects the front of the knee.  The patellofemoral joint is the small space between our knee cap and the thigh underneath it.  “Patellofemoral” is a general term, similar to saying “knee pain”.  It doesn’t really tell us everything that is happening with the injury, but…

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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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