April 28, 2016

Are these the crutches from the future?

After nearly 100 years, crutches are finally getting a makeover. As someone who has used crutches in the past, I can say it is about time. The current design is quite flawed. The pressure from the original crutch targets the hands and shoulder, which can cause bruising and arm pain. With repetitive use, these injuries can develop into rotator cuff and tendinosis, which may require treatment. The new ergonomic and […]
April 28, 2016

Older adults can lower their odds of dying by 46% by doing this!

A new research from Penn States shows that older adults who strength trained at least twice a week can reduce their risk of mortality by 46%! The study involved following participants for 15 years. What they found is that even when they adjusted demographic variables, health behaviours and health conditions, there was still a statistically significant reduction in mortality rates among the participants. Not only did strength training help increase […]
April 23, 2016

Migraine Headaches

Migraines are a type of headache often occurring due to stress. Migraines usually do not occur due to trauma or muscle strain. They usually start in the forehead and side (fronto-temporal) regions of the head and can spread to other areas including the neck and upper back. Migraine headaches are usually accompanied with nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound. Migraines are often one-sided and can be moderate to […]
April 23, 2016

Kinesiotape – Athletes’ Favourite Tape!

If you have been to our clinic recently you may have noticed this colourful tape on some our patients: You may have also seen it on an athlete at the olympics: Wherever you look, it appears this colourful tape is everywhere … but what does it do? The exact mechanism on how the tape works is not clear but it appears to help support injured muscles, tendons and ligaments. The […]