Patellofemoral Syndrome – Well What Is It?

If you’ve had weird,  anterior (front of the knee) knee pain that came on without any sort of direct injury, and you went to see an MD, there’s a good chance that you’ve gotten this diagnosis. Patellofemoral syndrome, or Patellofemoral Pain syndrome, is the most common descriptor for non-specific knee pain. It can also leave…

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Shoulder Injuries – Rotator Cuff Strain or Sprain

Rotator cuff strains or sprains is an injury to the group of muscles called the rotator cuff. These 4 muscles – Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Teres Minor and Subscapularis are key in controlling the mechanics of shoulder elevation – or lifting your arm, and are also responsible for the rotation – internal and external of the shoulder…

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Keeping Your Health and Fitness Resolutions in 2017

Happy New Year!! Welcome to the time of the year when people start looking forward and putting things on their wish list that they would like to accomplish. And when it comes to health and exercise, things can go south pretty quickly if not planned well. Most people make their resolutions in January, usually around breaking…

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How Flexible Do I Need to Be to Stay Out of Pain? Part 2

So I was talking to one of my patients recently, and the topic of how flexible she needed to be came up. And  the conversation reminded me that a lot of people misunderstand the concept, and the importance of being flexible. So wanted to talk about it a bit. So her question was – how…

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How Flexible Do I Need to Be to Stay Out of Pain?

So I was talking to one of my patients recently, and the topic of how flexible she needed to be came up. And  the conversation reminded me that a lot of people misunderstand the concept, and the importance of being flexible. So wanted to talk about it a bit. So her question was – how…

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Don’t Make These Mistakes When Getting Rid of Back Pain!

I get a lot of questions about what to do about back pain. But I’ve always ended up talking a lot more about the things that you should NOT do when you have back pain. Here are  a few tips for you! Using a Back Brace Back braces are easily available in your neighbourhood pharmacy,…

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Quick Guide to Stroke

What Is Stroke? Stroke kills almost 130,000 of the 800,000 Americans who die of cardiovascular disease each year – that’s 1 in every 19 deaths from all causes. Every year, about 610,000 people in the United States have a new stroke. For my international folks – African-Caribbean persons have stroke rates that are 1.5 to…

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