When do you need an x-ray after twisting your ankle?

Have you ever twisted your ankle and wondered if you should get an x-ray to see if it is broken? Therapists use The Ottawa Ankle Rules to determine whether or not an x-ray is indicated after spraining your ankle. An x-ray is indicated if there is specific pain at certain bony sites at the ankle […]

Why “perfect” posture is a myth

People often blame their neck and back pain on “bad posture”. We’ve heard multiple patients ask us if they should buy posture correcting braces, or elastic bands that help pull their shoulders back, or devices that vibrate when you slouch into “poor” posture. Everyone is trying to attain the “perfect” gold standard posture of sitting […]

Does static stretching prevent injuries?

Static stretching

We’ve all heard someone tell us to stretch before running or playing a sport to reduce the risk of injury. But is touching your toes or pulling your heel to your butt really enough to reduce your risk of pulling a hamstring or quad muscle while running or playing a sport? The quick answer is […]