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Back Pain: Facet Joints

What are Facet Joints? Facet joints are located on either side of the spine. Their job is to support body weight and enable spinal movement. How do they contribute to Pain? Facet joints can be put under stress and injured by excessive…
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Prevent Back Pain

How Can I Prevent Back Pain? The latest research tells us that often people have never had a physical trauma to cause back pain like a car accident, falling, or lifting something heavy. There are usually a combination of factors that cause…
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Sports Injury Prevention By Laura Graham PT

Sports Injury Prevention & Risk Mitigation By Laura Graham, Physiotherapist While all sports naturally carry a level of risk for injury, whether the sport is golf, pickle-ball or rugby, it does not mean that sports should be avoided, in…
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Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Pain   Rotator Cuff Injury The Rotator Cuff is a vital grouping of four muscles around the shoulder that not only help to move the shoulder individually but act in unison to stabilise it during other movements. Rotator Cuff…
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Low Back Pain - Spondylolisthesis

Spondylolisthesis – Low Back Pain The reasons why so many people suffer from low back pain are extensive, however, one of the more common reasons can be a spinal condition called spondylolisthesis. The condition occurs when the lumbar…
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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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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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Runner's Knee: We can help!

At first it was just a niggle in your knee when you climbed stairs or were squatting. Then the pain and stiffness became more than a niggle and you began to feel it when walking, sitting and resting. You may be hearing popping or cracking sounds…
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Shoulder Pain for Freestyle Swimmers. Yikes

  Elite and competitive swimmers log between 60,000 and 80,000 meters weekly -- swimming the length of an Olympic-sized pool 1,200 times -- which places significant stress on their shoulder joints. "The upper body provides 90 percent of…