UNDERSTANDING INJURY MECHANICS: MOBILITY VS STABILITY
Mobility and Stability go together like Shaq and Kobe; PB and Jelly. Just like the duos mentioned, they are complimentary in nature. A joint that is inherently mobile, sacrifices some stability. And a joint that is stable (ie. Low back), restricts it’s mobility. The human body, as complex as it is, can be (over)simplified to […]
Acute injury management: What you should do in the first few days of an acute injury
We’ve all rolled an ankle or pulled a hamstring while playing sports. The next few days the injured joint/muscle/tendon goes through a predictable pattern of pain, swelling, warmth, redness and restricted movement. Previous research suggested “RICE” to manage the initial phase of injury; rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Most patients who visit us have used […]
Does static stretching prevent injuries?
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 […]
The TRUTH behind diagnostic imaging & pain
This is a no holds barred look at the overprescription of diagnostic imaging in patients, and the effect it has on the patient. Every week there are patients that present to the clinic with the look of death of their faces, holding a report from an MRI or Ultrasound. Here’s the one thing we want […]