What Is a Strain Injury?

Repetitive Use Injury

Over the past month, we’ve been discussing common injuries of the elbow… and a lot of them tend to stem from a strain injury. So, what exactly is a ‘repetitive use injury? Many patients will come into our clinic with this type of injury and wonder “how” or “why”. Or when they have been told…

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Golf Injuries and How ANY Golfer Can Avoid Them

Shoulder Injury

Golf injuries are extremely common. But the problem with golf is that most people who play it seem to put up with the injuries and continue to play through them. Many times they don’t want to accept that their injuries are a direct consequence of the sport that they love. what are common golf injuries?…

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How Do I Get Back To Exercising After An Injury?

Ankle Injury

I see many people not giving themselves the best chance of staying active and healthy, simply because they don’t receive the best advice – and that’s unfortunate. So I’d like to take a moment to address a question that is commonly asked of me; One that I think is vitally important to make understood. ===…

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Plantar Fasciitis: How To Limit it

Plantar fascitis

Luckily, Plantar fasciitis is MUCH easier to explain than it is to pronounce. It’s basically an injury that you’d recognize from a very sharp ‘pin prick’ like pain underneath your foot. It can come from too much running, having a long-term problem with an Achilles tendon that wasn’t properly fixed, from wearing running shoes that…

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What Happens When You Pull A Muscle?

Rice Method

Have you ever pulled a muscle? If you’ve ever moved your body, chances are you’ve pulled a muscle. And when you do, don’t you know it! When you have a pulled muscle the pain can range from mild, like a minor neck strain you get from turning your head the wrong way, to very severe,…

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How Do You Deal With A Physical Injury?

Run or Rest

I see many people not giving themselves the best chance of staying active and healthy, simply because they don’t receive the best advice – and that’s unfortunate. So I’d like to take a moment to address a question that is commonly asked of me; One that I think is vitally important to make understood. ===…

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Plantar Fasciitis: How to Limit it

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is much easier to explain than it is to pronounce. So I’ll try my best: It’s basically an injury that you’d recognize from a very sharp ‘pin prick’ like pain underneath your foot. It can come from too much running, having a long-term problem with an Achilles tendon that wasn’t properly fixed, from…

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Do Exercises Always Work For Sports Injuries?

Exercise

Let’s talk… About why MOST exercises NEVER work. (Like the person injured and doing them, hopes). This is large because they are being done at the wrong time, for the wrong reason, and in the wrong order. There’s a myth out there that anytime a person gets injured, it’s all about just doing “some exercises”.…

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Is 100% Recovery Ever Possible?

Ankle Pain

Nick here again and I’d like to talk to you about recovery… The more health conscious that we get as a nation, the more this question pops up in my clinic: “Will I return to 100% and be able to do everything that I used to be able to do, again?” The answer to this,…

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Sports Injury? Do I use Heat or Ice?

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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