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How to Tell the Difference Between a Lower back Sprain and a Fracture in the Lower back.

How to Tell the Difference Between a Lower back Sprain and a Fracture in the Lower back.

Both lower back sprains and fractures can share a large portion of the same symptoms such as sharp pain, muscle spasms, and limited mobility. A sprain is an injury to the ligaments that help stabilize the lumbar vertebral bones and usually results from a sudden or gradual irregular movement or an unnatural twisting motion ofContinue Reading »

Come in for a Pre-Season Screening Exam, Before You Hit the slopes!

Come in for a Pre-Season Screening Exam, Before You Hit the slopes!

Pre-Season Screening is Highly Recommended: Before you hit the slopes, you should come in for a pre-season exercise screening exam! A pre-season screening exam can be an extremely useful tool in identifying any current injury you may have or can help determine a predisposition to injury – and identifying a predisposition to injury can helpContinue Reading »

Top 3 Exercises to Strengthen Your Hips and Knees to Reduce Kneecap Pain

Top 3 Exercises to Strengthen Your Hips and Knees to Reduce Kneecap Pain

Knee exercises are essential to reduce pain. Here are three different exercises that will help strengthen your hips in order to reduce your kneecap pain. We suggest these three knee exercises: 1/3 drop squats, hip side lying leg lifts and hip rotator muscle exercises.   Knee Exercises: 1/3 Drop Squats To strengthen hips and knees: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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