November 25, 2018

Coping With Pain

Last week was exceptional; I had more patients present to the clinic in tears because of their pain than I can ever remember. We see patients in pain all the time; after all, it is what we treat. However, when the pain overruns a patient’s life, it is always a difficult sight to see. The good news is that most patients usually respond well to treatment and recover within a few […]
July 30, 2018

Stress and Pain

Stress can manifest itself in a physical way. Think about the last time you were stressed; did you shrug your shoulders? Did you tense up your calf muscles? Did you tighten your gluteal muscles? These are examples of how our body expresses stress in a physical way. Why do our bodies do this? It is a protective mechanism we inherited from our ancestors. When our body is stressed it fears […]
June 29, 2018

Get In The Game Without The Pain

One key to success on the golf course can’t be found at the pro shop. It’s the physical condition of the golfer. Pain shouldn’t be par for the course. Stay in the game by protecting your back. When you consider the spinal rotation that goes into a golf swing and the fact that the speed of the club can reach 160 km/hour, it’s easy to understand that golf puts significant […]
March 29, 2018

Shoulder Rotator Cuff Tear: Surgery Now Or Later?

It’s a question I get asked often, if I have a shoulder tear should I have surgery performed right away? In an ideal world it may be possible to have surgery performed immediately after an injury, however with our limited resources in the OHIP system, most patients usually have no choice but to wait six months to a year for shoulder surgery. So what should be done in the interim? […]
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