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TMJ

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a joint located just in front of your ear. It is primarily responsible for movements of the mouth or jaw, most notably chewing and talking. Just like any other joint in our body, it is subject to pain, dysfunction and injury. It is believed that 25% of the population experiences…

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Restless Legs

Restless legs syndrome is an unpleasant condition that affects people of all ages. Approximately 57% of elderly people and 5 – 15% of the general population experience restless legs syndrome. Although the symptoms are difficult for patients to describe, it is characterized by an urge to move the legs usually due to an unpleasant sensation…

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IT Band Syndrome

Iliotibial band friction syndrome (IT Band Syndrome) is one of the most common injuries affecting long distance runners.  When iliotibial band syndrome occurs (also known as iliotibial band friction syndrome or “IT band syndrome”) a part of the band can get irritated as it rubs against the femur (thigh bone) just above the knee.  This…

knee arthritis

Arthritis Treatment

Osteoarthritis (“arthritis”) is a very common condition, affecting 25% of the population over the age of 65. Weight bearing joints in the lower limb are particularly susceptible to arthritis as the weight of the body adds to the biomechanical stresses affecting the joints. Two very common areas for arthritis are the hip and the knee.…

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when a nerve in the wrist (the median nerve) gets compressed between some bones and soft tissues. The symptoms usually consist of pain, numbness, tingling, weakness and deficits in sensation. Typically, carpal tunnel syndrome is more common in women and often occurs in both hands. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment There are…

Achilles tendon drawing

Achilles Tendon Physiotherapy

Laser therapy has been used in clinical practice for the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries for over 26 years.  As with other healthcare applications utilizing laser technology, knowledge of this modality has grown considerably since its inception.  A recent study published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine examined the usefulness of low intensity laser therapy…

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Stress Fracture

Our bones are constantly remodeling, a balance between the cells that breakdown and the cells that rebuild bone.  When we place excessive demands on an area (from something like excessive running or walking) there can be a net balance of bone breakdown, which can result in a stress fracture. Stress Fracture A stress fracture is…