Muscle and Joint Blog

February 27, 2018

Three Health Tips I Learned From My Trip To Pakistan

This month I took a trip back to Pakistan, a country that I last visited eighteen years ago. It was a great opportunity to visit friends and family, reconnect with lost roots, and pay my respects to those in my family who are no longer with us. It was also a great opportunity to help the less fortunate with their muscle and joint ailments. The trip allowed me to explore […]
January 30, 2018

Study: Foam Rollers Can Help Ankle and Hip Motion

This study in the Journal of Sport Rehabilitation examined the use of foam rollers, trigger point balls and massagers on the motion of ankle and hip joints. The study found these devices to be beneficial in improving the range of motion of these joints. Acute Effect of Two Self-Myofascial Release Protocols on Hip and Ankle Range of Motion Amandda de Souza, Cristiano Gomes Sanchotene, Cristiano Moreira da Silva Lopes, Jader […]
January 30, 2018

Study: Proprioceptive Ankle Training Can Reduce Ankle Sprains

Patient sometimes ask why we have patients perform specific ankle training and exercises after an ankle sprain injury. The short answer is these exercises help reduce the chance of reoccurrence. Below is a study shedding more light on the importance of a good ankle rehabilitation program. Proprioceptive Training for the Prevention of Ankle Sprains: An Evidence-Based Review Matthew J Rivera, Zachary K Winkelmann, Cameron J Powden, Kenneth E Games Journal […]
January 30, 2018

Study: Shockwave Therapy Effective For Shoulder Pain

Summary: In this study Shockwave Therapy resulted in a high success rate with low number of recurrences for shoulder pain Individualised radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy (rESWT) for symptomatic calcific shoulder tendinopathy: a retrospective clinical study Nikolaos Malliaropoulos, Dawn ThompsonEmail authorView ORCID ID profile, Maria Meke, Debasish Pyne, Dimosthenis Alaseirlis, Henry Atkinson, Vasileios Korakakis and Heinz Lohrer BMC Musculoskeletal DisordersBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201718:513 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12891-017-1873-x ©  The Author(s). 2017 Received: 1 May 2017 Accepted: 24 November 2017 Published: 6 December 2017 Abstract Background […]
January 30, 2018

Chiropractic Helps With Cervicogenic Headaches

Six to eight sessions of Chiropractic adjustments were shown to be more effective than mobilization and exercise in patients with cervicogenic headaches Abstract Background: Although commonly utilized interventions, no studies have directly compared the effectiveness of cervical and thoracic manipulation to mobilization and exercise in individuals with cervicogenic headache (CH). The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of manipulation to mobilization and exercise in individuals with CH. Methods: […]
January 30, 2018

Shoe Orthotics for the Treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

A recent study in the by the National University of Health Sciences in  Illinois demonstrated the usefulness of custom foot orthotics for back pain. A randomized controlled trial with 225 participants showed that patient who used custom foot orthotics for 6 weeks demonstrated a great improvement in back pain. The group that received custom orthotics and chiropractic adjustment demonstrated even more improvement in back pain and improved function. Abstract OBJECTIVES: […]
January 29, 2018

Chicken Corn Soup

INGREDIENTS 6 cups chicken stock 1 large chicken breast fillet ( boneless) 300 g canned corn kernels 300 g canned creamed corn 1 tablespoon cornflour ( cornstarch) 2 tablespoons light soy sauce 2 eggs ( beaten) 2 spring onions (finely sliced) or 2 scallions (finely sliced) or 2 green onions ( finely sliced) DIRECTIONS Bring the stock to the boil in a large saucepan(depending on your taste or needs you […]
January 29, 2018

HEALTHY AGING: MAINTAINING YOUR MOBILITY

Maintain your mobility as you age with these stretches & exercises Over the years, you can develop habitual ways of using your muscles to move and position yourself. Poor posture and a lack of flexibility may be the result of limited stretching and improper body alignment. With age, your muscles naturally tighten which can lead to poor posture1 and back pain. So, if you’re an older adult, it has never […]
January 29, 2018

Preparing for the Flu Season- A Naturopathic Approach

By Dr Ayesha Qureshi The flu has been in full swing this winter, affecting thousands of people across Canada and the US. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has called this year’s flu an epidemic due to its widespread occurrence. Influenza, the virus that causes the flu, can exist in multiple strains and is “predictably unpredictable” each flu season. This year there are three major strains; H1N1, H3N2 and a […]
January 29, 2018

Chiropractic Care and the Flu

This year’s flu season has been a rough one so far. With nearly twice the number of annual flu cases, and the unfortunate passing away of 30 children in the US, this year’s H3N2 strain is proving to be particularly deadly.  And to make matters worse, the flu vaccine is estimated to be only 10% effective, making the elderly and the young to be particularly vulnerable this year . As […]