The skiing versus snowboarding split is mostly a cultural one. Both are great core workouts that depend on speed, strength, balance and flexibility. Evidence suggests that skiers and boarders use their bodies differently, as shown by the varying injuries they receive. Common snowboard injuries are wrist, shoulder and ankle-specific while skiers commonly sustain knee ligament injuries. But these aren’t the only injuries sustained. Skiing and snowboarding injuries involve…Details
Neck pain is very common and can be caused by various structures. For many it’s a combination of joint and muscle irritation aggravated by poor, sustained postures like sitting at a computer. A general term used to describe this type of neck pain is “mechanical” neck pain. This essentially means that the pain is aggravated…Details
Neck pain is common. We get it from sitting at desks, working out, playing sports, car accidents…the list goes on and on. For many, the diagnosis is a simple postural strain of the muscles in the neck. Unfortunately for others, the diagnosis is more complicated. An example of a more complicated condition affecting the cervical spine is a disc…Details
By Erin Galway, Registered Physiotherapist Shoulder pain is a very common issue seen in orthopaedic clinics. Many patients who end up with shoulder pain have never actually injured their shoulder but one day they start to notice pain with certain movements. This pain continues or may even increase after stopping most of their activities. To…Details
Why do some people experience repeated bouts of back pain? This is a very large question with many variables to consider. An interesting paper published in the journal Pain shed some light on this topic, investigating the role of the lumbar multifidus muscle and the effect back pain has on it. Without question the muscles…Details
Hamstring injuries are very common and can be frustrating for athletes. They have a reputation for being rather stubborn to heal and recurrence is common. Before proceeding, let’s review the anatomy. The hamstring muscles are located on the back of your femur (the thigh). They extend from the bone that we sit on (the ischial…Details
As we know, various muscles play a role in lumbar stability. That is why we do lots of strengthening exercises for the abdomen and lower back. Curl-ups, planks, bird-dogs are all examples of common exercises that are usually beneficial. They target muscles like the multifidus, the transversus abdominus, rectus abdominis and obliques, quadratus lumborum and…Details
Stretching is an activity that most people dread doing and is regularly the first thing dropped from a workout routine. People find it uncomfortable, awkward and sometimes painful. Very commonly I am asked does stretching work? Much of the current research that is out there is contradicting with certain studies stating stretches should be held…Details
Holiday hours at Burlington Sports Therapy are as follows…
Dec 25, 26, and Jan 1 – Closed
Last day for Chiropractic is Tuesday the 23rd, returning on Monday January 5th.
Other than the closed days listed above, Massage Therapy, Physiotherapy and Athletic Therapy are available on various days – call 905-220-7858905-220-7858 for an appointment.
We are very pleased to announce a new addition to the team at Burlington Sports Therapy! Erin Galway is a registered physiotherapist with lots of experience treating various injuries and conditions. We’re very excited to have her on board!