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The tragic hip. Managing hip pain with Science.

Hip pain be difficult to manage.  We use our hips all the time with motion. We sit on them. We lie on them.  They are even closely related to back pain and knee pain. Fortunately, we have research to the rescue. A large scale RCT study…
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10000 Steps to health

Did you ever wonder about where that 10000 steps per day came from? Does science actually support this? The short answer is yes! The British Journal of Medicine recently published a high quality review highlighting how people taking…

Naturally reduce blood pressure with exercise.

Having high blood pressure has been consistently linked with a multitude of negative health conditions. According to Wikipedia: High blood pressure usually does not cause symptoms.[1] It is, however, a major risk factor for stroke, coronary…
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Exercise to reduce blood pressure infographic

Have you ever wondered what the best forms of exercise are to reduce blood pressure? Please check out this infographic because solutions might be easier than you think. http://tinyurl.com/BPReduction

Hot off the Press! Updated Knee Pain Recommendations

Fresh off the press! Here is a review from the Journal of the American Medical Association looking at assessment and treatment of knee pain. Some interesting information here:   Knee pain accounts for approximately 5% of all general…

Update on Treatment of tendon injuries

Tendinopathy is a prevalent condition involving degenerative changes within tendons of both children and adults, commonly in the Achilles, rotator cuff, lateral elbow, patellar and hip tendons. It affects athletic and non-athletic populations…

New Service: Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

Pelvic floor physiotherapists are orthopedic physiotherapists who have specialized training in assessing and treating conditions resulting in the dysfunction of the pelvic floor muscles for both males and females. Your therapist will take…
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Physical Exercise for Mental Health

A compelling recent article in the British Journal of Sports Medicine has delved into the topic of using Physical Exercise to help Mental Health. ⇒ Previous research trials suggest that physical activity may have similar effects to psychotherapy…
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Exercise vs NSAIDS for Knee and Hip Osteoarthritis

Research Synthesis: Specific exercise just as effective as Anti-inflammatory Meds for Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis pain. This large scale meta-analysis shows how movement is medicine. Here is what the research tells us...and there is…
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Lower body Osteoarthritis and Activity: The Goldilocks effect

Not too much, not too little - Just right. Over the years research has dramatically moved toward supporting the idea that our bodies are made to move. This movement makes us stronger can contribute to not only recovery from injury but also…