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Whiplash

Whiplash is a common injury affecting people involved in a car accident. In fact, whiplash is the most common traffic injury affecting approximately 83% of those people involved in a motor vehicle accident. For some, the condition resolves quickly. For others (10% according to the literature), whiplash can turn into chronic neck pain. According to…

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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…

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Shoulder Pain

Many patients come to our clinic believing they have shoulder bursitis. Shoulder bursitis is a condition in which the bursa of the shoulder gets inflamed and generates pain. What is a bursa you ask? Let’s start from the beginning… Bursa and Bursitis Bursa are anatomical structures that are present throughout our body. A simple way…

Rotator Cuff Tear

So you have a sore, painful shoulder and you’ve been told it’s a rotator cuff tear. But what does that mean? How do you treat a torn rotator cuff muscle? How do you know if your rotator cuff is torn? Let’s start with the basics… What is a rotator cuff tear? A rotator cuff tear…

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Piriformis Syndrome

Piriformis syndrome occurs when the sciatic nerve is compressed by the piriformis muscle. As discussed in a previous blog, “sciatica” is pain in the distribution of the sciatic nerve. This can cause symptoms in the buttock, posterior thigh and or lower leg and foot. Piriformis Muscle The pirifomis muscle is a small muscle located in…

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Platelet rich plasma (or PRP as it is often called) is a relatively new technique for treating various musculoskeletal injuries. It is growing in popularity, most likely because many professional athletes have used it. What is platelet rich plasma or PRP treatment? The procedure of PRP injection begins with the practitioner drawing blood from the…

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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…