Man Deadlifting heavy weights

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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Elbow Pain in a Child

There are many different causes of elbow pain. Common injuries that we see at our Burlington sports injury clinic include tennis elbow, golfers elbow, and tendinopathies or overuse injuries in the bicep or tricep muscles. Often the history associated with the condition is what helps us diagnose. Are you a throwing athlete? Does your job…

2016 Burlington Post Reader’s Choice Awards

We just wanted to thank everyone out there who supported our clinic in this year’s Burlington Post Reader’s Choice Awards.  We won’t let it go to our heads!   Burlington Sports Therapy was awarded:   Best Chiropractic Clinic Best Physiotherapy Clinic Best Massage Therapy Clinic Best Chiropractor – Dr. Kevin McIntyre Best Chiropractor – Dr. Leslie…

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays!

This week’s blog has nothing to do with physical health or musculoskeletal injuries.  Just a short one…I just felt the need to mention something pretty awesome that happened to my family yesterday.  Yesterday morning my wife and I went to Cora’s in Burlington for breakfast with my two kids and my parents.  Sort of a Christmas time…

young gymnast

Do Children Need Massage Therapy?

A lot of people see massage as a relaxation treatment, but it is also therapy and can be very beneficial to children and teens, as well as adults. Children tend to recover from injuries faster than adults, but as they develop and grow, injuries can result. Growth spurts put stress and pressure on structures, especially…

man with lower back pain

Arthritis in the Spine

There are many different types of arthritis.  Some types prefer to target the spine while others do not.  Reiters syndrome is a less common form of arthritis but certainly one that can affect the spine and be quite painful. This week’s blog will focus on this lesser known type of spinal arthritis. Reiters Syndrome Reiters…

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Healthy Aging Tips

  Being healthy requires the consideration of many different areas. Nutrition, exercise, sleep, mental health…the list goes on. Perhaps two areas that many people neglect as they get older are balance and muscular strength.   Muscular Strength It seems that many people stop resistance training when they get older. Perhaps the reason is different for…

Teenager at the skateboard park

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.…