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Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

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Summer weather brings more walking, running, flip-flop wearing, and foot pain! Recently a large number of patients have presented to the clinic with the idea that they may have plantar fasciitis. It is important to recognize that pain at the bottom of the foot does not always mean the...
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Lumbar Disc Bulges – Can they be Fixed?

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What is a Lumbar Disc? Lumbar intervertebral discs are the shock absorbers that sit in between the bones that make up the lower part of your spine. Discs evenly distribute pressure to absorb the impact of the body’s movement and daily stresses. The disc is made of a tough outer layer ...
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Sleep Is Good For Us

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Sleep is often mistaken for wasted time in our fast-paced world. Research continues to discover processes that happen in our sleep that are essential to our well-being. Chronic sleep deprivation changes our satiety hormones, giving us ‘the munchies’ and making it more diff...
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Multidirectional Instability (MDI) of the Shoulder (Gleno-Humeral Joint)

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Background Anatomy The glenohumeral joint of the shoulder is a ball-in-socket joint between the head of the humerus (the ball part), and the glenoid (the socket part). This joint relies a lot on the muscles, ligaments, and other soft tissue structures for stability, because the bony p...
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Move Well with BodyWorks

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We all know the feeling. Muscle tension and joint stiffness. Whether we’ve been stuck at our desks all day, locked in traffic, or pounding out the mileage in preparation for an upcoming race. Our bodies system of muscle, fascia and connective tissue can stiffen up, creating areas of t...
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Exercise during pregnancy: What’s safe?

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Exercise is a crucial component of healthy living. It builds strength, improves aerobic capacity and of course has the added benefit of releasing feel good endorphins that reduce stress and increase happiness levels. For many Canadians it has become an important part of their weekly r...
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The Truths about Salt and its Function in the Body

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“My food is too salty” or “can you pass the salt” are two very popular phrases often shared at the dinner table. Most people utilize salt in their cooking to add more flavour to their meals. That being said salt consumption is often associated with a great deal of controversy within b...
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What is chronic pain and how do we treat it?

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Sharp, dull, achy, burning, radiating, shooting these are just some of the ways patient’s have described their pain to me. Pain is one of the main reasons why patient’s come to see us. Whether from an acute injury, a surgery or something that came out of the blue, pain is often what d...
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Making a Habit of Resolutions

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If you are like me, and 60% of other Canadians, you’ve made a New Year’s resolution related to weight loss, healthy eating, improved finances, exercise and getting a new job. My resolution is to eat healthier. That really boils down to packing a lunch for work. During the bounty of th...
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Reclaim Your Squat Part 1- Mobility

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The squat is one of the most basic and essential human movement patterns that we use in everyday life. From a toddler picking up a toy from the ground, to an adult standing up from a chair, or an athlete looking to improve their performance by doing weighted squats- we do some form of...
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