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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when a nerve in the wrist (the median nerve) gets compressed between some bones and soft tissues. The symptoms usually consist of pain, numbness, tingling, weakness and deficits in sensation. Typically, carpal tunnel syndrome is more common in women and often occurs in both hands. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment There are…

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Shoulder Rehab

Shoulder pain is very common among active individuals.  Although there are many different causes of shoulder pain, many studies have been published in recent years which link scapular (shoulder blade) position and the activity patterns of the muscles around the scapula to many types of shoulder injury. Among the evidence is the consistent finding of…

bruised ankle

Ankle Sprain

Quite often we hear of patients who repeatedly sprain their ankles. Weeks, months or even years may pass between episodes, but there is a definite pattern of inversion ankle sprain (or “rolling your ankle”) on a specific side. Often times this can be attributed to what we call a functional ankle instability. Rolled Ankle –…

bruised ankle

Soccer Injury

Since the World Cup is on everyone’s mind these days, we thought it would be only fitting to make you aware of a crucial paper published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine which analyzed score-celebration injuries among soccer players. The authors of the study observed professional and amateur soccer players over the course of…

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Whiplash

Have you been injured in a car accident?  Quite often patients come to our clinic with a sore, stiff neck after being involved in a car accident.  We can help.  This blog will outline for you some of the more commonly asked questions by our patients about whiplash and whiplash treatment. What is Whiplash? Whiplash…

Achilles tendon drawing

Achilles Tendon Physiotherapy

Laser therapy has been used in clinical practice for the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries for over 26 years.  As with other healthcare applications utilizing laser technology, knowledge of this modality has grown considerably since its inception.  A recent study published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine examined the usefulness of low intensity laser therapy…

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Patello-femoral Syndrome

The Q-angle (quadricep angle) is a measurement used by many health care practitioners to assess patello-femoral alignment. It is often mentioned in running magazines and on different websites because of its apparent ability to identify those persons at risk of certain knee injuries. Some of these knee injuries include patellofemoral syndrome, patellofemoral maltracking, chondromalacia patella,…

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Stress Fracture

Our bones are constantly remodeling, a balance between the cells that breakdown and the cells that rebuild bone.  When we place excessive demands on an area (from something like excessive running or walking) there can be a net balance of bone breakdown, which can result in a stress fracture. Stress Fracture A stress fracture is…