August 23, 2019

Did you know that approximately 50% of all women experience back pain during pregnancy? Changes in a women's body during pregnancy can impact:

  • curvature of the spine

  • surrounding musculature

  • shifting the center of one's gravity

  • increase in cir...

June 14, 2019

I'm a big fan of naps; pre-game naps, post game naps, midday naps, morning naps, lazy Sunday name it! A study presented by the American College of Cardiology (link below) found that midday naps can reduce blood pressure by as much as 3-5 mm Hg (or points on...

March 18, 2019

Here’s an eye-opening study in regards to diabetes and tendinopathy. Individuals with diabetes had more than 3x the odds of tendinopahy compared to controls. Although there were no direct casual relationships, here are some proposed reasons:

  • Hyperglycemia associated...

August 28, 2018

     'Age is just a number'. 'You're only as old as you feel'. While these statements are thrown around consistently, we can't ignore science and human physiology. Our immune system starts to decline 1-2% from our 20s making older individuals more susceptible to infect...

     The warm weather is upon us so lets talk Golfer's Elbow aka. Medial Epicondylitis. Although less common than Tennis Elbow, Golfer's Elbow presents as pain at the inside of the elbow due to overuse/ improper use of the flexors of the forearm. Hence the name, we see...

April 16, 2018

With the warm weather just around the corner, outside activities become more popular. Tennis elbow, a.k.a Lateral Epicondylitis, presents as pain on the outside of the elbow that arises from repetitive stress and overuse. Commonly seen in tennis players, Lateral Epicon...

April 10, 2018

Why are we more prone to disc bulges and herniations as we age? First, let's break down the differences between the two. Think of our disc as a jelly-filled donut; a hard, fibrous outside and a gel-like center that together helps with shock absorption and protects our...

March 17, 2018

These are two terms that get thrown around frequently, yet sound similar, so what's the difference? 'Itis' is a term meaning inflammation while 'osis' is a term that means abnormal state. Like many conditions there is an acute phase and a chronic phase. More studies ar...

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