Muscle and Joint Blog

November 5, 2018

Suffering From Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? New Research Shows This Technique Is An Effective Treatment!

Mississauga, ON – New research examining a treatment technique for people suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome has demonstrated some interesting results. Carpal tunnel syndome is a condition whereby a person may feel numbness, tingling and pain into their hand and fingers. This condition is usually caused by working long hours on a computer or laptop, and is very common in office workers. In fact, there are approximately two million Canadians […]
October 29, 2018

10 Tips for a Safe Halloween

As your little ones prepare their costumes to trick or treat their way through the night, the Canadian Red Cross has prepared a quick list of 10 tips to make sure everyone gets home safely. You may not need to fear vampires and ghosts knocking on your door, but fire hazards, scrapes and getting lost are potential concerns. 1) Give your kids a map of their trick or treat route […]
October 29, 2018

Homemade Fish Sticks

You can make these homemade fish sticks in about the same amount of time it takes to bake a box of the frozen kind—with a fraction of the fat. Ingredients Canola oil cooking spray 1 cup whole-wheat dry breadcrumbs,  or ½ cup plain dry breadcrumbs 1 cup whole-grain cereal flakes 1 teaspoon lemon pepper ½ teaspoon garlic powder ½ teaspoon paprika ¼ teaspoon salt ½ cup all-purpose flour 2 large […]
October 29, 2018

Diastasis Recti – A Condition Affecting Two-Thirds Of Pregnant Women

This month, I had two patients inquire about diastasis recti. As common as this condition is, it is seldom talked about. Given the prevalence of this condition and the pain it can cause, we decided to shed some light on it in this month’s newsletter. Diastasis recti, also called the ‘pooch’, is when the belly sticks out due to the separation of the left and right abdominal muscles. This condition […]
October 29, 2018

Lack Of Exercise Is Putting One In Four People At Risk – WHO

According to a recent World Health Organization Report, one in four people are at risk of poor health due to inactivity. The WHO defines inactive as those who did less than 150 minutes of moderate exercise – or 75 minutes at vigorous intensity – a week. A sedentary lifestyle can lead to chronic health problems such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Not surprisingly, people are less active than […]
October 29, 2018

Low Carb Diets – Yea or Nay?

It seems like every few weeks, a new diet fad is making the news. Focussing less on research, and more on hype, these diets claim to help people lose weight and extend their life. However,what does the research say? A new study published in the Lancet. Public Health 2018, 3 (9): e419-e428 examined carbohydrate intake to mortality. 15,428 adults aged between 45 to 64 years of age were studied for […]
October 26, 2018

Study: Paediatric Massage And Acute Diarrhea In Children

A recent meta-analysis posted in the BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine201818:257 examined the role paediatric massage therapy can have for treating acute diarrhoea in children.  A total of 26 studies encompassing 2644 patients were included in the study. It was shown that paediatric massage was significantly better than pharmacotherapy in treating acute diarrhoea in children in terms of clinical effective rate. The present work supported the use of massage therapy for […]
October 26, 2018

Study: Do Injured Runners Exhibit Different Running Patterns?

Short answer: Yes A recent study published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine 2018, 46 (12): 3023-3031 investigated the running patterns of 72 injured runners and compared them to 36 healthy subjects. The goal of the study was to examine if injured runners had different gait patterns than those of injury-free runners. What they found was interesting. The injured runners demonstrated the following (refer to image below to help illustrate […]
October 15, 2018

Killer Carbs

It seems like every few weeks a new diet fad is making the news. Focussing less on research, and more on hype, these diets claim to help people loose weight and extend their life. But what does the research say? A new study published in the Lancet. Public Health 2018, 3 (9): e419-e428 examined carbohydrate intake to mortality. 15,428 adults aged between 45 to 64 years of age were studied for […]
September 24, 2018

Turkey And Bean Rice Wraps

6 servings / 25 min Prep 15 min / Cook 10 min Easily a new family favourite to enjoy for lunches or dinner. Pack the turkey and bean mixture separately and wrap your lunch on site with the lettuce. Ingredients 125 mL (1/2 cup) long grain brown rice 250 mL (1 cup) no salt added chicken broth 500 g (1 lb) turkey cutlets or scalloppini 10 mL (2 tsp) canola […]
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