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Chiropractic Joint Mobilization at Burlington Sports Therapy

At Burlington Sports Therapy, our Chiropractors use an array of treatment techniques. These techniques include (but are not limited to) active release technique (ART), graston, chiropractic adjustments, joint mobilization, laser therapy and exercise prescription. The purpose of this week’s blog is to simply mention that we occasionally use a Cox table. Perhaps an oversight on…

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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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How to Treat Muscle Back Pain

As mentioned in the past, our blog entries are not intended to be specific, individual advice for patients.  They are perhaps best viewed as “food for thought” or talking points for you and your health professional.  I cannot tell you through a blog entry what to do for your lower back pain because I don’t…

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Common Tips for Lower Back Pain

For this week’s blog, we’re just going to touch on some very common recommendations for lower back pain.  Keep in mind, the advice for anyone with lower back pain needs to be individualised. For any advice to be appropriate for someone with lower back pain, the practitioner needs to know what the diagnosis is and…

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Neck Braces for Neck Pain

At Burlington Sports Therapy, we practice in an evidence-based manner.  That means we try to base our recommendations and our treatment approach on research so that the care we deliver to our patients is the best it can be. Although some clinical decisions are based on a practitioner’s experience and opinion, there is usually research…