research

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? […]
March 29, 2018

Work and Shoulder Pain: A Case Study

By Michelle Morris Registered Massage Therapist As an RMT, I come across a wide variety of back, neck, and shoulder pain, including those caused by physical jobs. About a year ago, a client came in to the clinic complaining of muscle pain in both shoulders, and difficulty raising his arms higher than his chest. This client is a construction worker and worked a lot with home improvement projects as well, […]
March 29, 2018

What’s my risk of sustaining an ACL injury while playing sports?

One in 29 female athletes and 1 in 50 male athletes ruptured their ACL in a window that spanned from 1season to 25 years. The incidence rate (IR) of ACL injury among female athletes in a season was 1.7 times higher than the IR of ACL injury among male athletes and the incidence proportion (IP) of ACL injury among female athletes was 1.5 times higher than the IP of ACL […]
March 29, 2018

Study: Can Pilates Help With Back Pain?

Pilates is a physical fitness system practiced by nearly 11 million people in the United States. A recent study suggested that two sessions of pilates exercises a week could help with non-specific chronic low back pain. Different doses of Pilates-based exercise therapy for chronic low back pain: a randomised controlled trial with economic evaluation OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness and cost-utility of the addition of different doses of Pilates to […]
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