I Get Back Pain During Sit Ups, Am I Doing Something Wrong?

Sit Up Back Pain

One of my patients emailed the clinic the other day and asked: “I get low back pain during sit-ups. Am I doing something wrong, or should I avoid them?” Great question! I’m glad this lady asked because this time of year, people begin to get more active in preparation for summer. As a result, we…

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Vestibular Dysfunction


Today’s topic is something that surprises a lot of people that physical therapists treat and that is vertigo. I have seen hundreds of vertigo patients over the years in my practice, and without a shadow of doubt, 99 out of 100 will say something to the effect of, “I don’t know why I’m here because…

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What Actually Is A Bursitis?


I have recently been seeing quite a few clients suffering from bursitis, but very few actually know what bursitis is.   Now to understand a little about bursitis and why people get it you first need to know exactly what a bursae is. A bursae is a fluid filled sac (think of them as tiny…

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Why Your Ankle Pain Keeps Coming Back And How To Ease It

Foot and Ankle Pain

Here’s my latest post on why your ankle pain keeps coming back and how to ease it The Achilles tendon sits at the back of your heel and is also the thickest tendon in your body. A lot of the time if someone asks about ankle pain, it tends to be related to this tendon.…

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Sports Injuries: To heat, or not to heat

Heat or Ice

Today I want to talk to you about… Ice or heat? This is something I get lots of questions about when it comes to an injury and what works best. Most people know that applying ice or heat to an injury can help to speed up recovery. However, in my experience, many people don’t know…

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Is it Ligament Damage or Muscle Damage?

This is a question I hear from clients when I tell them they’ve damaged their ligaments and it may take longer than it would take to heal the same degree of muscle damage. In order to fully answer this question I have to explain a little further about ligaments first… Let’s Define Ligaments. Ligaments are…

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Shoulder Pain: 3 Things That Surprisingly DON’T Help Ease It

Shoulder Pain

Are you currently suffering with, or have suffered shoulder pain before?… It’s one of the greatest mysteries of being 50+: the sudden onset of shoulder pain and stiffness that often creeps up on people with no warning and no explanation. Sometimes it just happens. I’ve had a number of patients come to see me and…

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Tendonitis: How Resting Will Make It Worse


Let’s get started on this weeks topic…. Tendonitis. I’ve had a few cases of tendonitis this past month and they’ve got three things in common… There’s a weakness in the muscle or one of the surrounding muscles, lots of tension and overuse. All of these affect each other and one will cause the other to…

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What You Can Do Right Now About Your Elbow Pain

Tight Elbows

Whether you’re dealing with tendonitis, golfer’s elbow, tennis elbow or any other names for this general condition, having elbow and high forearm pain can interfere a lot in everyday life. After all, elbows are involved everytime you lift something and when it triggers a pain response everytime, it can be really disheartening. Try as you…

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Isn’t Tennis Elbow Just For Tennis Players?

Tennis Elbow Keyboard

Although the term tennis elbow clearly originated from people hitting tennis balls around, the condition should be termed “computer elbow” at this point. These days, it’s more commonly caused by computer usage. Tennis elbow would best be described as a repetitive strain injury, which is ultimately induced by repetitive motions, leading to chronic exhaustion of…

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