muscular structure of man

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…

hip xray

Hip Pain and Impingement

Many patients present to our clinic with hip pain. In the past, muscle strain or osteoarthritis may have been on the top of the diagnostic likelihood, but this is changing as our knowledge of the hip is improving. One condition that we have a relatively new understanding about is femoroacetabular impingement. Hip Impingement More and…

woman getting laser therapy on her leg

Laser Therapy Burlington

Laser therapy has become a popular method for treating various injuries. Many professional athletes and professional sports organizations are utilizing this technology because of its effectiveness in resolving many different injuries and conditions. Is it right for you? Laser Therapy The basic concept is the use of light energy (photons) to stimulate healing in a…

heel xray

Heel Pain

Heel pain is a common complaint at our clinic here in Burlington Ontario. Maybe it’s because so many people are active here…not sure. Regardless, most patients come to our clinic thinking they have plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is not the only condition that causes pain in the foot and heel. Stress fractures, fat pad syndrome…

shoulder supraspinatus tear

Shoulder Pain

The rotator cuff is a general term used to describe four muscles in the shoulder that lie deep to the deltoid muscles. These muscles include the infraspinatus, supraspinatus, teres minor and subscapularis. Of these muscles, the supraspinatus is the most commonly injured. Supraspinatus Tendon The supraspinatus muscle is located on the top and back of…

outline of plantar fascitis

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

Plantar fasciitis is a very common condition and there are many different ways to treat it effectively. For those unfamiliar with plantar fasciitis, it is a painful condition that causes pain in the bottom of the foot. Usually, it is present in the heel and spreads into the soft tissue through the arch and bottom…

male with sprained ankle isolated on white background

High Ankle Sprain

An ankle sprain is one of the most common sports injuries that we encounter at our clinic. The majority of ankle sprains are called inversion sprains. These sprains are the classic “rolling the ankle” when you twist your ankle from the outside of the joint. Perhaps a lesser known type of ankle sprain is a…

xray temporomadibular joint

TMJ

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a joint located just in front of your ear. It is primarily responsible for movements of the mouth or jaw, most notably chewing and talking. Just like any other joint in our body, it is subject to pain, dysfunction and injury. It is believed that 25% of the population experiences…