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Athletic Health Care

Treating Your Headaches

February 19, 2019
Categories: Athletic Health CareNewsTherapy

These days so many of us live hectic lifestyles. Stress and tension can build up as we deal with our responsibilities such as, looking after kids, battling rush hour commutes and dealing with work! Before long the accumulation of our busyness can start to create upper back and neck pain, and eventually can even lead… Read More

Pre-Pointe Assessment & Dance Injury Management

January 4, 2019
Categories: Athletic Health CareNewsTherapy

Dancing, whether done en pointe, in slippers, ghillies or sneakers is a beautiful and athletic art form. Participating in Dance allows one to develop great strength not only physically but mentally, emotionally and socially. However, like any sport its participants are subject to potential injuries. A dancer’s body and the demands placed on it is… Read More

Posture Series: Beyond Stillness

June 7, 2018
Categories: Athletic Health CareNewsTherapy

You probably think your mom told you to sit up straight because she just cared about your appearance, but she knows there’s more to posture than meets the eye. Posture affects more than just how you look; it improves bodily function, as well as overall mood. Unless you are recumbent though, maintaining “good” posture for… Read More

An Update on Sports Related Concussions

November 28, 2017
Categories: Athletic Health CareNewsTherapy

Today we will discuss the recent recommendations on Sports Related Concussions (SRC) offered by the Berlin Consensus Statement in 2016. The diagnosis of an SRC can include these symptoms: – Headaches, brain fog, and emotional symptoms – Loss of consciousness, amnesia or neurological changes – Unsteadiness or balance issues – Behaviour changes, such as irritability… Read More

Massage & Fibromyalgia

October 23, 2017
Categories: Athletic Health CareNews

Fibromyalgia is defined by the Mayo Clinic as “a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues, such as anxiety.” Researchers believe that this chronic condition actually amplifies painful sensations because it affects the way a person’s brain processes pain signals. How does massage therapy help Fibromyalgia? In a… Read More

Sciatic Nerve Flossing for Low Back Pain

October 3, 2017
Categories: Athletic Health CareNewsTherapy

Nerve mobilization or “flossing” is an exercise used to tension or stretch peripheral nerves. It can be used for a variety of injuries, however today we will focus on flossing for low back and sciatic pain! The goal of nerve flossing is to improve nerve function by promoting blood flow and releasing tension on the… Read More

Migraine Prevention: Electroacupuncture

September 25, 2017
Categories: Athletic Health CareNewsTherapy

Migraine sufferers can attest to how debilitating their headaches can be. Typical characteristics (as described in a previous blog post) include the following: Recurrent, moderate-severe headaches: – Headaches lasting up to 4-72 hours – Throbbing pain located over one side of the head – Associated symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, light or noise sensitivity and/or… Read More

Low Back Pain and Stability Balls

September 5, 2017
Categories: Athletic Health CareNews

Low back pain is extremely prevalent worldwide, effecting up to 80% of individuals during their life lifetime, and between 12-44% of individuals at any given point in time. Seated desk work has recently been implicated as a major source of low back pain. With a staggering 75% of individuals (and increasing yearly) working in an… Read More

5 Facts About Sciatic Pain

July 17, 2017
Categories: Athletic Health CareNewsTherapy

Sciatic pain refers to pain in the distribution of the sciatic nerve, which has its roots originating in the lower back, and predominately travels into the buttock, down the back of the thigh, calf and into the foot. Sciatic pain is a symptom! Most commonly it is due to a lumbar disc bulge or disc… Read More