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Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is a thick fibrous band of connective tissue that runs from the ball of the foot to the heel. When the plantar fascia is under severe stress it stretches too far and tears causing inflammation and pain. Causes: The most common causes of plantar fasciitis are […]

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Ouch My Back!

Almost everyone experiences back pain during their lifetime. However, most people don’t realize that more than 70% of back problems are caused by routine daily activities. The other 30% are caused by accidents or other forms of trauma. Check Your Posture Back pain can simply be due to a lack of exercise, poor posture or […]

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Knee Injuries

“I bet some of you feel sorry for me. Well don’t. Having an artificial leg has its advantages. I’ve broken my right knee many times and it doesn’t hurt a bit.” -Terry Fox Most knee injuries severely impact an individual’s quality of life. The knee is a unique joint. It carries your body’s weight at […]

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Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains are a common and painful injury that can happen at any time: on the sports field, the ski slopes or as the result of a slip walking across your living room. The ankle is made up of three bones: the tibia, fibula and talus. Ligaments, tendons and muscles work together to stabilize the […]

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Back Pain

Ever wonder if that nagging back pain is going to get worse? Almost everyone experiences some type of back pain during the course of their life. In fact, for many of us, back pain can be due to a lack of exercise or a result of poor posture and prolonged body-straining habits. The accumulated wear […]

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Knee Pain

Recently released studies suggest physiotherapy is at least as effective as surgery in treating arthritic knees. Whether you’re squeamish about scalpels and knobby kneecaps or not, this is great news. A study from the New England Journal of Medicine finds that surgery is no better than medication and physiotherapy for relieving the pain and stiffness of […]

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The Golf Issue

Summer is finally here, and many of you will be hitting the links. Before you hit too many strokes, we thought we would pass along some helpful tips. The driving range or the putting green may seem like the place to start, but you should consider the gym. Golf injuries are common. Problem areas include […]

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