Shoulder injury check

Do I Need Surgery for My Injury?

This is a question we get asked quite often at our clinic.  It’s not always a straight-forward question as there are many factors to consider.  Every diagnosed condition has a different list of management options. The first step in the process is getting a diagnosis before we even consider answering the question of whether or…

Musculoskeletal Injury Rehabilitation

There are many factors to consider when discussing the topic of musculoskeletal injury rehabilitation and injury care. For example, many people underestimate the impact of mental health on musculoskeletal injury.  A person’s attitude makes a tremendous impact on their rate of recovery.  The relationship between the mind and physical health is a growing area of…

kids lifting small weights safely

Kids and Strength Training: Is it Ok?

Many people believe that kids should not be doing resistance training. Perhaps to some, it is a controversial subject, but if we’re listening to the best evidence on the topic, it’s completely acceptable for kids to be doing resistance training. Of course, there is some common sense that should be applied. There are lots of…

man checking his knee

Chiropractic Adjustments for Patellofemoral Pain

The patellofemoral joint is the space between the kneecap and the long bone of the thigh, the femur. The space between these bones can become painful and injured for many different reasons. The kneecap can be dislocated, the cartilage under the kneecap can become softened and roughened (chondromalacia patella), or the joint space can be seemingly misaligned…

doctor and nurse checking xray of back

X-rays for Back Pain

Lately, I’ve noticed a lot of discussion online about how imaging findings don’t usually relate to a person’s pain.  It seems to be the current trend in social media, for practitioners to criticize the value of imaging results and how they relate to a person’s condition.  Like many “new” ideas in musculoskeletal research, things become trendy among…

lower back pain

Lower Back Pain and the Diaphragm

Lower back pain is a very complex topic.  We’ve posted many blogs on our site regarding back pain and the various subcategories that are related to it.  The cause of lower back pain, the natural course of it, treatment options, prognosis, and prevention, are all examples of different areas for discussion.  Spinal stability is just…