Author - Grant

Ronaldo’s Celebratory Vacation in a Hyperbaric Chamber

By now, you have probably heard that Portugal won the 2016 Euro-Cup and they did so without their star player and captain Cristiano Ronaldo. While limited news has been released regarding the status of his injury, I came across an ESPN article classifying it as a “ligament strain” (I [...]

ACL Blog 2 – Accelerated versus Non-Accelerated Protocols

  In my last blog, I discussed some of the background behind an ACL injury and briefly touched on accelerated vs non-accelerated protocols. In this blog we’ll look at the differences between the two by comparing it with my own non-accelerated conservative approach (loosely based off Fowler Kennedy’s protocol) to [...]

ACL Tear Rehab – Physio Corner

July 11, 2013- Oakville Soccer League – We had just won a corner kick. The ball was whipped in and I went to head it when another girl pushed me mid-air. When I landed I felt a tearing sensation across my knee and a loud pop. An MRI confirmed: [...]

The Healing Power of Class IV laser

We are strong advocates for the healing power of low level laser, and more specifically Class IV lasers.  From accelerating healing time for common strains/sprain to calming an arthritic joint we have witnessed the rapid healing effect of laser on many occasions in our office.  These are not miracle [...]

The Spine Therapy Network Conference Learnings

In February I had the pleasure of attending the inaugural Spine Therapy Network symposium (www.spinetherapynetwork.com). This is an initiative spearheaded by Dr. Michael Fehlings, a neurosurgeon with an extremely impressive resume from Toronto Western Hospital. The impetus for the founding of this group is the recognition that spine care [...]

Disc Herniations: Effectiveness and Safety of Spinal Manipulation

The management of disc herniations, both in the neck and low-back, is controversial. Surgical care is generally reserved for patients with chronic, debilitating leg dominant pain with MRI confirmation of the disc herniation impinging on the affected nerve. Even in these cases a trial of conservative care is warranted [...]

Chronic Tendon Injury Blog 2 – Eccentrics Versus Slow Heavy Resistance

Part 1 of this tendon rehabilitation post looked at some new research supporting the role for isometric exercises. Although isometrics can be helpful to manage tendon pain in the short term, full range dynamic loading strategies give a better stimulus for muscle and tendon adaptations for long term rehabilitation. For [...]

Chronic Tendon Injury and the Role of Isometric Exercises

Tendon injuries from repetitive forceful loading in sport, weight training or some occupations can be debilitating. For example high volume jumping in volleyball or basketball, or frequent forceful use of tools in a worker, can lead to a slow deterioration of a tendon, which is generally called tendinopathy. Common symptoms [...]

IT’S SCIENCE (MAYBE?) – Research on Intermittent Fasting

A blog on supporting research for Intermittent Fasting For those reading this who are unfamiliar with the concept of Intermittent Fasting (IF) please refer to blog 1 as an introduction to the topic of IF and why we do not eat Mondays and have not for some time. To begin, we [...]

Mobility Training

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” Benjamin Franklin You brush your teeth daily to prevent dental decay/disease, but do you spend time every day on maintaining and optimizing your joint health? Although you may believe your current exercise routine is enough, ask yourself if your routine trains [...]