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1st Nov

2014

In our clinic, we see patients every day, whose main complaint is hip pain. For any treatment intervention to be effective, including physical therapy, it is essential to first establish a correct diagnosis, and then apply the optimal treatment form and ...

1st Oct

2014

Overuse injuries to the Achilles tendon are common.  The resulting pain may occur in the mid-portion of the tendon, or at its attachment onto the back of the heel.  The latter is referred to as the insertion of the tendon, and the overuse injury is ...

1st Sep

2014

For those of you who have been a patient of ours, you may have read a newsletter that I wrote in 2000 about orthopedic manual therapy, today also referred to as orthopedic manual physical therapy.  This is the sub-specialty within the field of physical ...

1st Aug

2014

Over the past five years, I have in different newsletters addressed how the human body changes physically as we age, what that can do to our quality of life and health, and how we can either affect it positively or negatively based on if and how we choose ...

1st Jul

2014

We all get bombarded with claims and information about why a good diet is important, and what constitutes an effective diet. However, although there is some agreement amongst “experts”, there are also many varied opinions. As a result, many ...

1st Jun

2014

Over the years, I have written about various pain producing neck conditions, and how we can best treat them.  One type of headaches is referred to as cervicogenic headaches, which means that the headaches stem from the neck, or cervical spine.  All ...

1st May

2014

Rotator cuff tears often require surgical repair, if the tears are full thickness (versus partial tears) and cause pain and loss of normal function. However, long term results following surgery vary among people, for a variety of reasons. Recently ...

1st Apr

2014

Our rib cage is mobile, with joints attaching to the thoracic spine in the back, and cartilages attaching to the sternum in the front, with ligaments supporting the joints, and muscles between the ribs that participate in the action of respiration. As ...

1st Mar

2014

The topic of this month’s newsletter is crossover training, also referred to as cross-education strength training, or motor overflow. It refers to the mechanism by which strength training of one limb automatically results in increase in strength of ...

1st Feb

2014

Joint hypermobility, also referred to as excessive joint laxity, refers to joints which have an abnormally large amount of range of motion. This can occur locally at select joints from traumas or long term repeated mechanical strain to an area, or it ...