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Antibiotic Use and Tendon Injury – Is there a link?

The diagnosis and management of tendon injuries have changed over the years.  For example, “tendinitis” isn’t quite as common as what we once thought.  Instead, tendons undergo cellular changes related to tissue degeneration, and inflammation is not a major component of most chronic tendon injuries. Given this, tendinopathy is now the more commonly used term.…

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A Message from Dr. Kevin McIntyre

The COVID-19 virus has turned all our lives upside down.  Many of us are not working, and we can’t participate in the activities we normally enjoy.  We cannot see friends or family, we can’t go to the gym, and we can’t go to our favourite chiropractic, physiotherapy, massage therapy and athletic therapy clinic in Burlington…

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Foam Rolling for Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

Are you feeling sore after starting a new exercise or increasing your exercise intensity?  You may have delayed onset muscle soreness, often referred to as DOMS. What is delayed onset muscle soreness? Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is an exercise-related pain that occurs in your muscles (not joints), after a new or unusually intense exercise. …

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Alternatives to Medication for Treating Low Back Pain

The American College of Physicians recently published new guidelines for treating non-radicular low back pain. With concern mounting about narcotics prescribed for back pain (Oxycontin, Percocet) and misuse and overdose becoming prevalent, research is focusing on safe, non-invasive methods of treating low back pain. The College identifies acute low back pain as lasting up to…

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Do I need an x-ray for back pain?

When do you need an x-ray for back pain? This is a question I get asked on a regular basis.  Many people that I meet are under the impression that a chiropractor needs x-rays of the spine to diagnose.  Perhaps surprising, it’s quite rare for an x-ray to be the sole factor that provides a…