achilles tendon physiotherapy

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.…

eccentric exercise lowering dumb bell

Should I Stretch or Use Eccentric Strengthening?

When we stretch, we aim to lengthen a muscle.  According to the literature, this result is likely due to an improved tolerance to stretch (a neurological change) as well as a mechanical change in the tissue (the viscoelastic properties of the tissue).  The criticism of stretching has been whether or not these changes persist or…

Musculoskeletal Injury Rehabilitation

There are many factors to consider when discussing the topic of musculoskeletal injury rehabilitation and injury care. For example, many people underestimate the impact of mental health on musculoskeletal injury.  A person’s attitude makes a tremendous impact on their rate of recovery.  The relationship between the mind and physical health is a growing area of…

kids lifting small weights safely

Kids and Strength Training: Is it Ok?

Many people believe that kids should not be doing resistance training. Perhaps to some, it is a controversial subject, but if we’re listening to the best evidence on the topic, it’s completely acceptable for kids to be doing resistance training. Of course, there is some common sense that should be applied. There are lots of…

man checking his knee

Chiropractic Adjustments for Patellofemoral Pain

The patellofemoral joint is the space between the kneecap and the long bone of the thigh, the femur. The space between these bones can become painful and injured for many different reasons. The kneecap can be dislocated, the cartilage under the kneecap can become softened and roughened (chondromalacia patella), or the joint space can be seemingly misaligned…

doctor and nurse checking xray of back

X-rays for Back Pain

Lately, I’ve noticed a lot of discussion online about how imaging findings don’t usually relate to a person’s pain.  It seems to be the current trend in social media, for practitioners to criticize the value of imaging results and how they relate to a person’s condition.  Like many “new” ideas in musculoskeletal research, things become trendy among…

lower back pain

Lower Back Pain and the Diaphragm

Lower back pain is a very complex topic.  We’ve posted many blogs on our site regarding back pain and the various subcategories that are related to it.  The cause of lower back pain, the natural course of it, treatment options, prognosis, and prevention, are all examples of different areas for discussion.  Spinal stability is just…