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Calcific tendonitis: why is it soooo painful.

Calcific tendinitis of the shoulder, typically characterized by calcium deposits on the rotator cuff, is an extremely painful condition that can severely impair movement and life quality. A new study appearing in today's issue of the Journal…
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Back Spasms

The first time I ever suffered a genuine "back spasm" was a day I will never forget. I was in a car park, sitting in the car, and I bent down sideways to pick up my wallet from the floor on the passenger side (trunk in flexion and rotation).…
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10 tips for Better Back Health

About 70 per cent of the general population will suffer from lower back pain at some time in their lives. Unfortunately for some, lower back pain is something that lingers and has to be managed on a day-to-day basis. But simple lifestyle changes…
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Sports Therapy 101: Muscle Injury

Anyone working in sporting environments would be very familiar with acute muscle injuries. So how prevalent are they? It’s been reported that a male elite-level soccer team with a squad of 25 players can expect about 15 muscle injuries each…
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Real Time Ultrasound: Innovative Assessment

Real-Time Ultrasound: An advanced, quick, pain-free diagnosis technique. Wouldn't it be wonderful if you could see how your muscles were contracting as you were doing exercises? Wouldn't it be great to see what is going on under your skin without…
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Tennis Elbow Differential Diagnosis and Treatment

  Tennis Elbow Differential Diagnosis and Treatment:   While tennis elbow is by far the most common diagnosis of musculoskeletal pain on the lateral elbow, our clinic frequently sees patients with ongoing “chronic” lateral elbow…
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Real Time Ultrasound is here!

Wouldn't it be wonderful if you could see how your muscles were contracting as you were doing exercises? Wouldn't it be great to see what is going on under your skin without waiting ages for tests? You can! The technique is called Real Time…