soccer injury

Charlie Horse Physiotherapy

“Charlie Horse” is a slang term, not a technical diagnosis. Most of us know what it means though. Whether a kick, knee, punch or elbow to a muscle, a Charlie Horse is a painful blunt force trauma that can be very intense at the time of injury. If severe enough, the pain can last a…

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Nerve Irritation – Diagnosis

Have you ever wondered what your practitioner is doing when they check your reflex using a reflex hammer?  Chiropractors, physiotherapists, family practitioners, athletic therapists…many practitioners use the reflex hammer as an important diagnostic tool for neurological injuries.  It can help the practitioner figure out whether the problem is in your spine or more in a…

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Do Kids Need Physiotherapy?

Children need physiotherapy just as much as adults do. While we might believe that kids are naturally resilient and bounce back after injury more quickly than adults because they are still growing, it is this very growth and development that makes children’s needs unique. Growth spurts place different stresses on children’s musculoskeletal and nervous systems.…

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Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder can be a very frustrating condition for both patients and practitioners.  For the patient, it is very painful and can take quite a long time to resolve.  For the practitioner who tries to keep abreast of the current literature, it seems that there is still quite a lot that we don’t know about…

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Avoiding Injury While Moving

Each day we put our bodies through an obstacle course of life. We climb up stairs, lift groceries; bend down to pick up objects and these activities can put stress and strain on our bodies. One such activity that can put undue strain and stress on our body is moving.  Not only is moving day…

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