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Tendonitis

Tendon Troubles   What are tendons?   Tendons are tough, sinewy structures that attach muscles to bones in the body. Unlike a ligament, which attaches bones to other bones in the body, tendons attach bones to muscles. The body…
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Knee Pain Physiotherapy

  Physical Therapist's Guide to Knee Pain     Knee pain can be caused by disease or injury. The most common disease affecting the knee is osteoarthritis. Knee injuries can occur as the result of a direct blow or sudden movement…

Osteoarthritis 101

A Physiotherapist's Guide to Osteoarthritis   "Arthritis" is a term used to describe inflammation of the joints. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis and usually is caused by the deterioration of a joint. Typically,…

Sports Injury Prevention for Baby Boomers

Sports Injury Prevention for Baby Boomers While there may be no single fountain of youth, you can slow down the aging process by staying physically active. Regular exercise enhances muscle and joint function, keeps bones strong, and decreases…
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Physiotherapy for Back Pain

The Role of Physical Therapy Physical therapy with a trained professional may be useful if pain has not improved after 3 - 4 weeks. It is important for any person who has chronic low back pain to have an exercise program. Professionals who…
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Concussion? We can help

Some reflections on concussion from the author below. We can help if you do have concussion. A Carolina Panthers player left the Super Bowl and was found to have a concussion. By David L. Katz Source:http://health.usnews.com/health-news/blogs/eat-run/articles/2016-02-08/concussion-protocol-is-football-worth-the-risk?int=986d08 Fortunately…
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Exercise more for brain health!

  People who exercise have better mental fitness, and a new imaging study from UC Davis Health System shows why. Intense exercise increases levels of two common neurotransmitters -- glutamate and gamma-aminobutyric acid, or GABA -- that…
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Why does exercise make us feel happy?

So we all know that feeling that we get after exercise - we feel generally happier, less stressed, less anxious and also sleep better. Exercise produces a rush of happy hormones we also know as endorphins. So what are these endorphins and why…
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Tennis elbow...perhaps not from Tennis!

Lateral epicondylalgia or tennis elbow is the most common cause of musculoskeletal pain located near the elbow. It is commonly known as tennis elbow as it can be a significant problem amongst tennis players. However, you do not need to play…

Sciatica: A real pain in the butt!

Sciatica is the term given to describe symptoms caused by irritation of the sciatic nerve. Contrary to popular belief, it is NOT a medical diagnosis. The sciatic nerve is formed from spinal nerves exiting the lower back, and runs through the…