Is Foam Rolling a Waste of Time?

  If you have any form of social media, I’m sure you are no stranger to seeing a post like this…   only to be directly followed by a post like this... Foam rollers are a staple piece of equipment found in nearly every gym around the world. They can,

2023-12-04T11:42:54-04:00December 4th, 2023|

Temporal Mandibular Joint Disorder – aka Pain in the Jaw!

The Temporal Mandibular Joint, also known as TMJ, is the joint connecting your jawbone to your skull. You have one joint on each side of your jaw. TMJ disorders can cause pain in your jaw joint and in the muscles that control jaw movement.  Onset of symptoms can be slow

2023-02-13T21:56:28-04:00February 13th, 2023|

How long should my injury take to heal?

  When someone sustains an injury, after the initial shock, one of the first questions is “how long will it take until I’m back to normal?" It’s worth noting that every individual is different, and our healing times will vary. There are some things we cannot control such as our

2022-08-07T20:41:36-04:00August 7th, 2022|

Groin Strain 101

Adductor muscle strain (AKA groin strain) is an injury to the muscle, or the muscle-tendon unit in the inner thigh. This injury is more common in males and is often seen in sports involving sprinting, kicking, twisting or sudden turning, such as hockey and soccer. People with a groin strain

2022-03-23T10:31:11-04:00March 23rd, 2022|

Subacromial Impingement

Subacromial impingement, also known as shoulder impingement, is a common shoulder injury which classically presents as shoulder pain localized to the anterior (front of your shoulder) and/or radiating pain below the shoulder.  Onset of symptoms can be slow or quick to develop with worsening pain typically with upper limb loading

2022-01-25T13:51:01-04:00January 20th, 2022|

Deep Gluteal Syndrome

What is it? Deep Gluteal Syndrome, (AKA piriformis syndrome) is literally a pain in the butt. It is a condition that is a cause for many low back complaints and is among the common causes of the well-known “sciatica” symptom. People often feel a deep dull ache/sharp/burning sensation from their

2022-01-03T10:45:01-04:00January 3rd, 2022|

What’s in your cup? A helpful reframe for your pain.

Pain in the ... Understanding your injury or pain can be complicated. That is why we often use simple analogies as a strategy to help people understand and therefore cope better with their pain experience. In this blog post, I am going to share with you "The cup" analogy, which

2021-12-02T11:09:24-04:00December 2nd, 2021|

Do chiropractors treat the extremities?

Chiropractors are traditionally thought of as musculoskeletal experts focused on the spine. While that is quite true, throughout the 4-year doctorate program chiropractors are also trained in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of ALL the extremities as well! What are common extremity injuries chiropractors can effectively manage? In addition to the

2021-10-27T09:51:40-04:00October 27th, 2021|

When should I see a chiropodist?

What is a Chiropodist and when should I see one? Chiropodists are primary health care practitioners that specialize in assessing and treating diseases or disorders of the foot. Chiropodists are trained to assess and treat several types of skin and nail conditions, including athlete’s foot, psoriasis, eczema and verruca pedis

2021-10-03T17:43:38-04:00October 3rd, 2021|