a young man with some back pain

What is Cauda Equina Syndrome?

Back pain is common. We’ve posted many blogs on our site about lower back pain and the different diagnoses associated with it. Perhaps we tend to focus on the more common types of back pain that are present in our Burlington clinic, however, cauda equina syndrome is a very serious condition that should not be…

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The Benefits of Your Home Exercise Program

Almost every injury that comes to Burlington Sports Therapy requires some level of home exercise. Our practitioners regularly offer patients tips and strategies on things they can do at home to assist in their recovery. Home programs can differ greatly. Some conditions require strengthening exercises, some require stretching, some would benefit from balance or proprioceptive…

woman holding her neck due to neck pain

Forward Head Posture and Corrective Exercises

For many people, neck and back pain is related to poor posture. Perhaps the most common postural dysfunction is leaning your neck too far forward and slouching in the lower back. Yes, our mothers were correct. Standing up straight is better for us. An interesting study now sheds some light on this and confirms what…

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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.…

baseball pitcher

Treatment Options for Pitcher’s Elbow

Elbow pain is very common. There are various conditions that affect the elbow, including muscular strains, overuse injuries (repetitive strain) and fractures to name a few. Golfer’s elbow and tennis elbow are extremely common conditions that affect the elbow. Perhaps a less common injury that affects the elbow is pitcher’s elbow which is the topic…

neck pain from texting

Text Neck: The New Health Care Phenomenon

I have been seeing clients in my practice as young as nine years old complaining of neck and upper back pain. The cause of the problem: too much time spent hunched over a phone or hand held game. This condition is now being referred to as “text neck” by medical professionals. Dr. Kenneth Hansraj, chief…

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Shoulder Pain due to Shoulder Impingement

  Shoulder pain is very common.  Obviously, there are various causes for shoulder pain.  What seems to be a very common denominator is that it frustrates active people when it interferes with your regular exercise routine.  One of the most common shoulder conditions affecting active adults is shoulder impingement.  The typical scenario with shoulder impingement…