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Winter Whiplash – What You Should Know

Winter Whiplash – What You Should Know

March is the highest snowfall month of the year in Calgary. We now have the worst conditions for slips, falls and motor vehicle collisions due to the snow on top of underlying ice. As Therapists, we are always striving for ways to prevent injuries. The one injury you want to avoid in the winter inContinue Reading »

Do You Have Ongoing Knee Pain?

Do You Have Ongoing Knee Pain?

There are many factors that can lead to knee pain, such as joint degeneration, trauma, inflammation, etc. But why may a young athlete with no mechanism of injury start experiencing knee pain? Often the cause is muscular imbalances; tight muscles in one area and weak muscles in another, that put abnormal stress upon the joint.Continue Reading »

Acute Sprains and Strains

Acute Sprains and Strains

If the “PRICE” isn’t right, we may need to call the “POLICE”: the management of acute sprains and strains of soft tissue. By Dan Krebs BSc, MScPT, MClSc, FCAMPT, CGIMS. Terminology for muscle (contractile tissue) and inert (non-contractile) tissue injuries. Ligament Sprain – typically used when referring to ligaments and other non-contractile components of aContinue Reading »

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