laser therapy tools

Laser Therapy

Our body is made up of cells. Each cell has a different function that is vital to our existence. The Mitochondria is a cell which is responsible for producing adenosine triphosphate or “ATP”. ATP is the energy that our body uses. Similar to the gas that makes your car work, adenosine triphosphate is the energy…

graphic of Bursitis of the hip

Hip Bursitis

As mentioned in a previous blog a “bursa” is a soft spacer that is present in many of our joints.  Analogous to a slightly filled water balloon,  a bursa separates various tissues to prevent friction.  An example is a bursa that sits between muscle and bone.  Unfortunately, the bursa itself can be a source of injury.  Irritation of…

acromioclavicular joint

Separated Shoulder

Put your hand on your clavicle (or collar bone as many people call it) and follow it outwards as far as you can toward your shoulder; that big bump at the end on the top of your shoulder is called your acromioclavicular joint or “AC joint”. Traumatic injuries to this joint are common accounting for…

model of knee arthritis

Exercise and Arthritis

Recently we came across an interesting paper published in the well known journal “Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise” which investigated the loads imposed on our joints when using an elliptical exercise machine. Some of the more interesting results were as follows… Elliptical Machine, Stairclimber or Treadmill? In terms of cardiovascular exercise, an elliptical…