Acupuncture Techniques

Acupuncture Helps Treat Chronic Pain

Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years in Asia to treat all kinds of medical conditions. It has more recently become recognized by Western medicine as an alternative treatment for many types of conditions. In the summer of 2000, Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto opened an acupuncture clinic to treat patients suffering with chronic…

physiotherapy on knee

Do You Need Physiotherapy?

Often we live with the little aches and pains that afflict us during our normal routines each day.  Minor back pain, knee strains and other issues we tend to treat with over the counter medications. If the problem persists, sometimes we might seek medical attention but more often than not we go on with our…

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Cuboid Syndrome as a Cause of Foot Pain  

Our feet are very complicated.  We have numerous bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments and numerous joints which all play a role in the orchestra of proper foot function.  Unfortunately, these structures don’t always cooperate. Foot injury and foot pain is very common.  One cause of pain in the foot is cuboid syndrome. The Cuboid is a…

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Common Sports Injuries Requiring Rehab

Professional athletes and rec league regulars alike can suffer injuries when playing the sport they love. While the level of competition can take varying tolls on the body, similar movements from both pros and Joes on the playing field/court/ice can result in damage to muscles, joints, and bones. In this post, we provide a very…

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Early Treatment is Key with Tennis Elbow

Acute tennis elbow is an injury to the muscles that extend the wrist and fingers. The pathology behind tennis elbow isn’t fully understood, but it’s related to changes that occur at the tendon on the outer elbow. It’s often known as lateral epicondylitis, but more current terms for this condition are extensor tendinosis or extensor…

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Frozen Shoulder

Shoulder pain is very common, affecting up to 26% of the population. There are many different causes of pain in the shoulder, one being frozen shoulder. Frozen shoulder has nothing to do with temperature. Frozen shoulder is a slang term that describes a condition in which the shoulder becomes very stiff and very painful. The technical term…

Common Skiing and Snowboarding Injuries

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…