shoulder pain from bench press

Physiotherapy for Collarbone (Shoulder) Pain

  As you can imagine, there are various structures in the shoulder that can become injured and generate pain. Perhaps one of the less common areas would be the clavicle, known by many as the collarbone. The more common injuries to the collarbone would be sprains and fractures, but an interesting less common condition is…

woman putting on knee band to play tennis

When Can I Play Again?

From the weekend warrior to the elite athlete, that is one of the first questions they usually ask when they come in for treatment. Just because an injury may feel better, it doesn’t necessarily mean it is safe to return to competition. There are many factors that need to be addressed.   1. Is there…

business woman suffering from a migraine at work

Migraine Headaches Treatment: Acupuncture

Migraine headaches are debilitating for people suffering from them. They are a significant medical condition and have a great effect on the quality of life. Sufferers see a decline in work productivity, with many having to take time off work to recover from the pain. Options for treatment include pain medication, meditation, massage, relaxation exercises…

Senior man with sharp back pain

Stenosis Treatment in Burlington

Quite often our clinic in Burlington will see patients who have back and leg pain. There are various causes for this. The topic of this week’s blog is spinal stenosis, one cause of back and associated leg pain. What is Spinal Stenosis? Our spinal cord is housed in a boney tunnel that runs from the…

Nerve cells

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…

neck pain at shoulder base

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…

man holding his lower back

Do I Need Chiropractic Treatment?

Did you know that 8 of out 10 Canadians will experience some form of back pain in their lifetime? This pain can keep you from work, school and normal day to day activities. Often back pain will go away on its own, after two to six months. However, if left untreated there is an 80%…