Muscle and Joint Blog

1st
Mar

Study: Shockwave Therapy Helps With Achilles Tendinopathy

A recent study in the January 2021 edition of Foot and Ankle International investigated the effect of exercises and shockwave therapy on the reduction in pain from non-insertional achilles tendinopathy. The full study can be found here. Abdelkader NA, Helmy MNK, Fayaz NA, et al. Short- and Intermediate-Term Results of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy for Noninsertional Achilles…

1st
Mar

Study: Acupuncture With Exercises Helped Low Back Pain

A recent study in the November 2020 edition of Pain Medicine investigated the benefits of dry needing with a four week exercise for the management of low back pain, compared to exercise-only pain management. The study found that acupuncture (dry-needling) in combination with exercises helped alleviate back pain signifanctly compared to exercises only. Fore more…

1st
Mar

Study: Manual Therapy Helped Improve Pain And Function For Knee Osteoarthritis

A recent study in the 2021 edition of Journal of Clinic Research compared the use of manual therapy and exercises to exercise alone for the management of knee osteoarthritis. The study found that the group that received manual therapy and exercise had a better improvement in pain and functional improvement over participants who only received…

27th
Feb

Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burgers

You will never want to eat frozen veggie burgers again. These are so easy, and you’ll be proud to have created such a vegetarian delight. Prep:15 mins Cook:20 mins Total:35 mins Servings:4 Yield:4 patties Ingredients 1 (16 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed  ½ green bell pepper, cut into 2 inch pieces  ½ onion,…

27th
Feb

Spine, Muscle and Joint Pain At Work

According to the Canadian Chiropractic Association (CCA) 2017 report, All Pain, No Gain: Shining a Light on Canada’s Back Pain and Opioid Crisis, almost 90 per cent of Canadians have experienced muscle and/or joint pain in the last year, the most common being back pain and headache. Pain affects the way people work, play and…

27th
Feb

Four Fitness Motivators

Here are four fitness motivators to help you get started: 1. Have a distraction Research studies show that people who have a distraction are more likely to stick with a fitness activity than people who don’t. Brisk walking outdoors provides its own distractions. The scenery and street activity will keep your senses occupied, while your…

27th
Feb

Walking Can Help Burn Fat

By Dr Malik Yes you read that correctly! Walking is a great way to burn calories and reduce excess fat storage in the body. It’s a simple exercise that can improve your cardiovascular health, manage weight loss, prevent diabetes and improve mental cognition.  How does walking burn fat? One would expect that the body would…

31st
Jan

Lighter Baked Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp scampi is a classic, but decadent dish typically made with lots of butter and served over high-carb pasta or white rice. This version lightens things up a bit and is quick and easy enough for a weeknight meal.   Ingredients 16 large shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 tablespoon butter 2 tablespoons minced garlic 1…

31st
Jan

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

By Dr Ayesha Qureshi – ND Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common cause of anovulatory infertility prevalent in 5-10% of women of reproductive age. Anovulation is abnormal ovarian function in which the ovary is unable to release an oocyte (egg) during a menstrual cycle [1, 2]. In PCOS, multiple cysts are often present…

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