Monthly Archives - November 2012

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Exercises With Progression (Video)

The Carpal Tunnel is a narrow rigid pathway formed by the carpal bones of the wrist and the inelastic transverse carpal ligament. Traveling through the tunnel are nine finger flexor tendons and the median nerve. CTS is the condition used to describe the pain, numbness, and weakness associated with [...]

Achilles Tendon Ruptures: Operative or Nonoperative (Case with video)

Recently I had the pleasure or working with a 44 year old former collegiate level hockey player following a complete Achilles tendon rupture that was quite an eye opening experience for both of us.  Recent research has surprising outcomes when comparing surgical and non-surgical management of acute Achilles ruptures [...]

Joint Hypermobility: increased risk for injury in sport?

Health care practitioners in the sports medicine community are constantly seeking ways to evaluate athletes for injury risk and mitigate the risk if possible.  Hypermobility as a risk for sustaining injury in sport has been controversial due to conflicting scientific evidence and skepticism regarding unsubstantiated historical opinions.  Currently most [...]

Functional Movement Screen

In sports medicine and rehabilitation there always seems to be terminology, courses, and techniques that are in fashion (and just as often out of fashion).  An assessment and therapeutic method that is receiving a great deal of attention is the functional movement system (FMS).  The FMS was first described in a 2 part [...]

The Barefoot Running Debate Part 1: The Basics

Few sporting trends have seen such a steep rise in sports popular culture as we are currently experiencing with barefoot running.  There are 2 sectors in the shoe debate with traditional footwear (shod) runners claiming barefoot running to be just the next ‘fad’ set to fall out of favour [...]

Barefoot Running Part 2 (Lessons from a course with Irene Davis)

  INTRODUCTION  I recently had the pleasure of attending a 2 day course titled “evaluation and treatment of the injured runner” with Dr. Irene Davis and Dr. Richard Willy, arguably two of the world’s leading running researchers.  You may have heard of Dr. Davis as she is often touted as the [...]

SPORTS SPECIALIST CHIROPRACTIC

Chiropractic is one of the largest primary contact regulated health care professions in Canada. A Chiropractor focuses on the diagnosis and treatment for disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. While all chiropractors receive some instruction in the management of sports injuries, a Sports Specialist Chiropractor undergoes substantially more training [...]

PHYSIOTHERAPY

Physiotherapists are primary health care professionals with a significant role in health promotion and restoring the quality of your movement following injury and disease.  They combine their in-depth knowledge of the body and how it works with specialized hands-on clinical skills to assess, diagnose and treat symptoms of illness, [...]

REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPY

Massage therapy consists primarily of hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, specifically the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints or the purpose of optimizing health. Massage therapy treatment has a therapeutic effect on the body and optimizes health and well-being by acting on the muscular, nervous [...]

ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUE (A.R.T)

Active Release Technique (A.R.T) is a soft tissue technique concentrating on problems arising from muscles, fascia, ligaments, tendons and nerves.  ART is the most popular form of soft tissue therapy worldwide, particularly in athletics and has been successful in the treatment of overuse injuries (for example carpal tunnel syndrome, [...]