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Tendons Tend to Cause Problems

October 1, 2014

Everyone has heard of “tennis elbow” but the chances are that unless you’ve dealt with it yourself, you may not know what this condition really is. Tennis, of course, is only one of many activities that can give rise to the difficulty, and your elbow is only one of many potential sites where the pathology


Treating IT Band Pain

October 1, 2014

About IT Band Pain: Iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS) is a very common condition, accounting for up to 12% of all running injuries. It can also occur in the non-runner and can be persistent and difficult to resolve. The IT Band is a thick band of connective tissue (fascia) located on the outer thigh, attaching from


The Effects of Exercise on the Brain

September 24, 2014

It is relatively well known that exercise is good for the heart. It is also well accepted that exercise can reduce the incidence of diseases associated with obesity such as adult onset diabetes. But did you know exercise is linked to better cognitive function? The brain operates through the transmission of information from one portion


What is Myofascial Trigger Point?

September 2, 2014

How many of us have had neck and shoulder pain after hours of sitting at a computer? We start to massage our shoulders and we feel that “knot.” Then we continue to compress the knot and we start to get a radiating pain into the back, neck and head. The referral pain pattern looking something


Urinary Incontinence, No Laughing Matter

August 30, 2014

If peeing during a workout is no laughing matter, why do we sometimes pee when we laugh or when we workout? As Toretto said in Fast and Furious 6, “We all got a weak spot.” Urinary incontinence is the unintentional loss of urine. Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is prompted by a physical movement or activity