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What is Back Pain?

The lower back is a complex structure made up of interconnecting bones, discs, joints,nerves, ligaments, discs and muscles working together to provide a base of support for the body. This complex structure is susceptible to injury and pain…
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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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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…
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IMS: The missing link?

A blog by Amy Mathews Amos- See below My symptoms started in January 2008, with deep pain in my bladder and the sense that I had to urinate constantly. I was given a diagnosis of interstitial cystitis, a chronic bladder condition with no…
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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…

Back Pain Solutions

Our spinal columns are made of twenty four vertebrae stacked one above another on the pelvis. They are joined together at the front by discs and at the back by facet joints. When we bend forward, the vertebra above tilts and slides forward,…

Chronic Back Pain? Don't take opioids, try Physical Therapy

Millions of people take opioids for chronic back pain, but many of them get limited relief while experiencing side effects and worrying about the stigma associated with taking them. More than 100 million people in the United States suffer from…
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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…

Osteoarthritis treatment

There is a common belief that there is not much you can do for osteoarthritis because the joint damage has already occurred and can’t be reversed. However it is often the inflammation of the tissue surrounding the joint and instability from…