bruised ankle

Graston

Ligaments are tissues in our body that are found around joints.  They are different from muscles or tendons since they do not initiate any form of movement.  Instead, ligaments are passive structures that provide support, stability and protection for our joints. Unfortunately, ligaments can be injured. What is the difference between a sprain and a strain? The term “sprain” usually refers to ligament…

woman dealing with back pain

Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder is a relatively common condition that can have a significant impact on a person’s life. A person with a true frozen shoulder usually experiences a significant loss of motion and experiences a significant amount of pain. About Frozen Shoulder Frozen shoulder affects approximately 2-5% of the population. Also called adhesive capsulitis, frozen shoulder…

muscular structure of man

Fascia

Fascia. Many of you have likely heard this term used more and more over recent years. This is perhaps due to the surge of new research on the topic and therefore the renewed interest within the manual medicine community. What is Fascia? Fascia can be defined as a sheet or band of fibrous connective tissue…