Soccer Groin Strain Injury

Groin Strain Treatment Guide

With the Hockey and Indoor Soccer seasons underway some may find themselves experiencing groin/medial thigh pain after putting your body through new demands with the start of the season. GROIN STRAIN (ADDUCTOR STRAIN): Cause: An abrupt change in the muscle length/tone from over striding, pivoting or a strong rapid contraction of the adductor group. Sign…

Avoiding back injuries in the winter

How to Avoid Back Pain in the Winter

First of all, considering that almost 85% of Canadians will experience back pain at some point in their lifetime, if you can get through this winter without at least a twinge, you’re lucky. But whether you suffer chronic back pain or have only felt the occasional spasm or ache, winter is a time of high…

Chiropractic benefits

7 Benefits of Chiropractic Care That You Didn’t Know

If you’ve ever visited a chiropractor, you know the benefits of the treatments for muscle and joint pain – and the improved posture that helps prevent them both. But what surprises most people is the broad range of other conditions that chiropractic care can help sufferers cope with. 1. Asthma In addition to shortness of…

Exercising in the Winter

How to Avoid Injuries when Exercising Outside in Winter

The shorter days can only mean one thing: winter is here. While it’s tempting to stay warm and spend less time outside, there’s really no reason you can’t continue to get out into the fresh air and keep exercising throughout the colder months – if you take a few precautions. Winter exercise carries with it…

Ways to Reduce Your Back Pain

4 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Back Pain

If there is any good news about back pain, it is that you don’t suffer alone. Some estimates say that 80% of us will suffer back pain at some point in our lives. As many as one in five Canadians have taken time off work due to back pain. So is back pain so common…

lower back pain diagram

Benefits of Regular Visits for Massage Therapy

Whether it is tension, stress, or acute pain in your body, seeing a massage therapist is likely the remedy to whatever ailment you’re suffering from. Discomfort or soreness are just some of the many symptoms that can arise from the daily tasks and pressures of an average person’s work life. Stationed at a desk for…

Athletic tape on the shoulder

Athletic Tape: Types, Benefits and the Research Behind the Tape

Dr. Caitlin McAlpine, D.C The use of taping in clinical practice is an extremely valuable tool that is used in the management of numerous types of musculoskeletal injuries. Due to its ease of use, widespread availability and purposed therapeutic benefits, athletic taping has become increasingly popular and more research studies are being conducted to establish…

When it's time to see a chiropractor

How Do You Know it’s Time to See a Chiropractor?

We feel back pain; we take pain relievers. If the pain persists, we go to the doctor who might prescribe muscle relaxants. Then what do you do when the pain returns? Most of us go through the cycle again. What most people don’t realize is, when they suffer recurring back, neck or shoulder pain, or…

Best of Luck at London 2012!

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The Science Behind Muscle Injuries

Muscle injuries comprise of 10%-55% of all sustained sport related injuries. Contusions, strains or lacerations are the three main causes of muscle injuries with more than 90% of muscle injuries resulting from contusions and strains. A muscle contusion is where a muscle is subject to a sudden, strong compressive direct blow resulting in muscle tissue…