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Active Release Technique breaks up adhesions that develop from acute or overuse injuries. What is an “adhesion”? An adhesion is dense fibrotic tissue that develops after an injury. These adhesions may lead to pain and restrict your range of motion.
Many patients have been told by their health care provider that a specific lumbar tissue is the cause of their low back pain. Some common examples include: Lumbar facet joint Degenerative disc disease Osteoarthritis Multifidus Lumbar paraspinal QL SI Joint Lumbar ligaments What if I told you that most health care providers were most likely … Continue reading Clinicians Are Usually Wrong When Identifying Lumbar Tissue Pain Generators
Performing spinal flexion 1st thing in the morning increases your risk of a spine injury.
Many people believe that prolonged bed rest is a “quick fix” for low back pain. This could not be further from the truth. Complete immobilization from bed rest during a low back pain episode does the following: Decreases blood flow to damaged tissues which delays the healing process. Blood flow helps flourish tissues with nutrients … Continue reading Bed Rest Is Not Best for Low Back Pain
In order to lift heavy weight safely your core needs to be strong enough to withhold it. Not only does sufficient core strength decrease the risk of injury, it allows the individual to generate maximum force from their extremities. For example, If you’re lacking the core strength to barbell back squat, you will crumbled under … Continue reading Why You Should Be Activating Your Core Before Exercising
The beauty and the downfall of chiropractic is that practitioners can choose how they want to practise as long as it falls within their scope of practise. This applies to all practitioners of the medical profession and not just chiropractors. The College of Chiropractors of BC have removed routine x-rays from the scope of chiropractic … Continue reading Chiropractic Routine New Patient X-Rays Are Not Necessary
Low back pain is a complex issue and a prominent issue. Roughly 50% of Canadians will experience low back pain at some point within a six month period.1 I expect this to increase as we get more sedentary due to advancements in technology. We now live in world where I can order McDonalds without even … Continue reading Decreasing Low Back Pain Using Mckenzie Exercises
When the sciatic nerve is irritated or compressed it presents with pain down the back of one leg and possibly muscle weakness of the lower extremity. These cluster of symptoms can be described as sciatica. The lumbar spine and sacrum is where the sciatic nerve originates and it travels down through the buttock and down … Continue reading Sciatic Nerve Flossing
Shoulder impingement is very common among the population and accounts for 36% of shoulder of all shoulder complaints.1 Impingement of the shoulder is a condition/symptom when a patient experiences discomfort with overhead motion with flexion or abduction due to compression of the rotator cuff tendons between the bony structures of the humeral head and the … Continue reading The Complexity of Shoulder Impingement
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