Author - Grant

WE DON’T EAT MONDAYS AND MAYBE YOU SHOULDN’T EITHER

A 3 Part Blog On The Growing Popularity Of Intermittent Fasting In clinic conversation on Monday afternoons: Client: “So what did you eat for lunch?” TPA Practitioner: “Nothing.” Client: “Too busy?” TPA Practitioner: “Nope. I actually don’t eat on Mondays” –long, awkward pause– Client: “Are you crazy?” If you have not yet heard of Intermittent Fasting (IF), [...]

Mobility versus flexibility: does it matter?

If you care about the long term health of your joints the short answer is yes mobility, not flexibility, matters. The fundamental difference between mobility and flexibility is movement control.  Flexibility is the ability to allow movement using an external force (another person, gravity, band etc), whereas mobility requires YOU [...]

Rehabilitating a calf tear: when the doctor becomes the patient

Last fall I had the misfortune of tearing my calf playing squash.  I felt like a gunshot went off in my calf and knew I tore something.  To my relief my Achilles tendon was still intact.  It quickly became apparent I suffered a calf tear. An MRI confirmed an extensive [...]

Course review: Eric Cressey – Making Movement Better

This past weekend Dave and I attended a course with Eric Cressey titled “Making Movement Better”.  Eric is a renowned strength and conditioning coach in the United States who provides a lot of terrific, thought provoking content through blogs, social media, newsletters and associated products (www.ericcressey.com).  You may find [...]

Major Games Experience

          These last few months have been a whirlwind for me. The week of New Years, I found my self in Montreal, the co-host for the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships, as part of the host medical staff.   On February 11th, I travelled to beautiful Prince George, BC where I spent [...]

Insights from Concussion Expert/Specialist Dr. John Leddy

I had the opportunity to spend the day with Dr. John Leddy, clinic director of the University of Buffalo Concussion Clinic  and renowned published author on concussions.  Dr. Leddy is first and foremost an inspiring clinician who has nothing but time, answers and options for his patients.  He also happens to [...]

Zurich 2012: Concussion Consensus Statement Update

Every 3 or 4 years concussion experts from around the world gather to update all stakeholders (health care providers, coaches, parents and organizations) on the evidence to date for concussions in sport. The resulting document that emerges from these brilliant minds is then worshipped as the holy grail of [...]