Tag - Sports Physiotherapy

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 [...]

ACL BLOG Part 3: Prevention

In the final installment of my 3-part ACL blog, I’ll finally touch on ways to reduce the risk of ACL injuries. While there have been several neuromuscular warm-up programs to reduce the incidence of ACL tears, this blog will focus on the evidence surrounding the FIFA 11+. So how do [...]

Enough with the cupping….what’s with that ugly tape?

Does KT Tape Work? With the 2016 RIO Olympic Games just around the corner, viewers will be showered with a plethora of fun, colourful taping jobs displayed on many athletes. So what is this tape and does it even work? What is kinesio-taping (KT)? Kinesio-Taping or KT tape is an elastic, [...]

What are those marks on his skin? – A primer on Cupping Therapy

By now you have probably seen Michael Phelps win the gold medal in the 4×100 at the Olympic games. If you looked closer you might have also noticed the red circles on his right shoulder known as cupping therapy. Although this treatment has been around for thousands of years, [...]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]