Diagnosis

30 Dec 18
Should I use Heat or Ice?

This is a common question that is frequently asked around our clinic. The truth? Both can be effective modes of pain relief, if used correctly. First, let’s discuss the various effects of each treatment modality. Cryotherapy is the application of ice for therapeutic benefits. Ice decreases the temperature of soft tissue and results in vasoconstriction, or […]

20 Oct 18
Proper Backpack Wearing

Now that school has begun, has your child been complaining about their neck, upper back or shoulders? Well, it could be their backpack! Frequently, children can experience pain in their necks, upper back, or shoulders from carrying too much weight in an ill-fitting backpack.  More than 79 million students carry backpacks to school and of […]

11 Mar 18
Meniscus Injury: Surgery vs. Physical Therapy

A meniscus injury is a prevalent source of knee pain. Many young athletes are at an increased risk of a meniscus tear as injuries often result from motions that typically occur during sports mobility such as twisting, cutting, and pivoting. However, meniscal tears may also result from regular, degenerative changes that occur with increased age. […]

6 Oct 17
Do You Know What The Graston Technique Is?

Soft tissue injuries can be debilitating and frustrating. When tissue is damaged, it will often heal in a fibrotic, haphazard manner which results in a restricted range of motion, pain, inflammation and functional limitations. There is a method of manual therapy that interrupts and breaks this cycle of pain and dysfunctional movement. Graston Technique (GT) […]

28 Mar 17
Diagnosis Blog: Frozen Shoulder vs. Rotator Cuff Tear

Frozen Shoulder, or Adhesive Capsulitis, is a commonly occurring shoulder condition which typically presents with very painful range of motion or movement of the shoulder both when a person moves their arm (as in active range of motion or AROM) but can also be presented when someone else moves their arm (which is passive range […]