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|

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome 101

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome, also known as PFPS, is a common knee injury which classically presents as insidious onset of poorly defined pain, localized to the anterior (front of your knee) retropatellar (behind the knee cap), and/or below the patella.  Onset of symptoms can be slow or quick to develop with

2021-09-02T10:08:24-04:00September 2nd, 2021|

Shin Splints 101

Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS), commonly referred to as shin splints, is one of the most common lower leg injuries in sports and frequently affects active individuals. Shin splints can be an annoying, frustrating injury to be dealing with and often mean you need to cool it from your activities

2021-04-20T14:25:10-04:00April 20th, 2021|

So you’re getting into running!?

RUNNING 101   Alright my people. It’s the start of spring and you’re ready to come out of hibernation and get all the benefits of exercising OUTSIDE. Here are 4 things I talk about with all my clients that are getting into running.    1. FOOTWEAR: It’s imperative that you

2021-03-25T21:16:24-04:00March 25th, 2021|