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What exactly is Certified Athletic Therapy

What is Athletic Therapy? Certified Athletic Therapists are probably best known for their quick-thinking on-field emergency care during sporting events. AT’s are the first to respond when an injury occurs because they are experts at evaluating the nature and severity of injury, and are highly skilled in making decisions about safe return-to-play. Off [...]

Learnings from the recent physiotherapy concussion symposium

Sport Physiotherapy Canada- Clinical Considerations for Interdisciplinary Care: Concussion Symposium This past weekend, I had the opportunity to attend the first annual Sport Physiotherapy Canada Concussion Symposium. This conference focuses on the current best practices surrounding concussion management and the speakers included the top researchers, clinicians and neurosurgeons in the [...]

Some concussions need more than rest

  Concussion Treadmill Test and Concussion rehabilitation If you have suffered a concussion you have probably been to a doctor who has told you to rest. Rest your mind and rest your body until your symptoms go away. And for most people, up to 90% of those who suffer concussions, this [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]