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Why See a Massage Therapist for a Sports Injury?

That’s a question many of my clients hear when they tell someone they are seeing me for a sports injury. It seems a lot of people know that massage therapists perform massage, but they don’t know that we can also do other types of therapy. The College of Massage Therapists of Ontario regulates massage therapy in Ontario. According…

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Acupuncture Helps Treat Chronic Pain

Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years in Asia to treat all kinds of medical conditions. It has more recently become recognized by Western medicine as an alternative treatment for many types of conditions. In the summer of 2000, Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto opened an acupuncture clinic to treat patients suffering with chronic…

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Do You Need Physiotherapy?

Often we live with the little aches and pains that afflict us during our normal routines each day.  Minor back pain, knee strains and other issues we tend to treat with over the counter medications. If the problem persists, sometimes we might seek medical attention but more often than not we go on with our…

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Cuboid Syndrome as a Cause of Foot Pain  

Our feet are very complicated.  We have numerous bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments and numerous joints which all play a role in the orchestra of proper foot function.  Unfortunately, these structures don’t always cooperate. Foot injury and foot pain is very common.  One cause of pain in the foot is cuboid syndrome. The Cuboid is a…

Golf Swing Injury

Play It Safe on the Fairway This Season

Now that the long rough winter is fast becoming a memory, we are turning our attention to the onset of the golf season. Golf is one of the most social and enjoyable pastimes among millions of people worldwide. It is estimated that there are more than 32,000 golf courses in the world, and we definitely…

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Treatment for Sprains

Sprain injuries can occur to any joint in the body.  The most common is an ankle sprain, but they can occur in the fingers, the spine, the hips…anywhere there is a joint.  Sprain injuries involve damage to various joint structures, primarily the ligaments. Ligaments are non-contractile, meaning they don’t shorten and lengthen like our muscles…

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Common Sports Injuries Requiring Rehab

Professional athletes and rec league regulars alike can suffer injuries when playing the sport they love. While the level of competition can take varying tolls on the body, similar movements from both pros and Joes on the playing field/court/ice can result in damage to muscles, joints, and bones. In this post, we provide a very…