Osteopath vs Chiropractor?
Osteopath vs chiropractor? What’s the difference. We get this question all the time! Let’s delve into things a bit. What is Chiropractic? Chiropractors are manual based practitioners who can work on bones, joints, muscles and other connective tissue. What is their Schooling Like? Chiropractors will have a minimum of 8 years of post secondary…Read More
What Does An Osteopath Do?
So what does an osteopath do? An osteopath is a type of manual practitioner that manipulates soft tissue, muscles, and bones to aid in the treatment of various acute and chronic conditions. The manual techniques used aim to improve the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Osteopathy is effective in helping manage various health conditions…Read More
What is Shockwave Therapy
The specific term is Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT), but it’s commonly referred to as shockwave. It was developed in the 1980’s – and over time has been heavily researched in animals and humans to be a mainstay in the modern treatment of various conditions. WHAT IS A SHOCKWAVE? Shockwaves are sound waves, which have physical…Read More
Shockwave for Achilles Tendonitis
Achilles tendinopathy is a very common condition and may become chronic in some patients. Shockwave therapy is a cutting-edge treatment technique which may do the trick for you! What is The Achilles Tendon? The Achilles tendon is a thick, fibrous tissue that connects the calf muscles (gastrocnemius and soleus) to the heel bone (calcaneus). The…Read More
What is Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy?
WHAT IS ROTATOR CUFF TENDINITIS? Your rotator cuff is a group of 4 muscles that act to stabilize the shoulder joint. The 4 rotator cuff muscles are: Supraspinatus Infraspinatus Teres Minor Subscapularis With rotator cuff tendinitis, one (or multiple) of the rotator cuff tendons gets inflamed. Repetitive strain, overhead movements, and increased stress on the…Read More
What is Achilles Tendinitis?
WHAT IS ACHILLES TENDINOPATHY? Did you know that the Achilles tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the body? With Achilles Tendinitis, the Achilles tendon, also known as the common plantar flexor tendon, gets inflamed and irritated. Overloading the tissues, repetitive strain, and increased stress on the structures leads to pain. You might hear…Read More
What is Jumper’s Knee (Patellar Tendinitis)?
WHAT IS JUMPER’S KNEE? With jumper’s knee (patellar tendinitis), the quadriceps tendon/ligament structure gets inflamed and irritated. Overloading the tissues, repetitive strain, and increased stress on the structures leads to pain. It is more common in younger, athletic populations, especially in sports that involve a lot of jumping and explosive movements. HOW DO I KNOW…Read More
What is Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)?
WHAT IS GOLFER’S ELBOW? Golfer’s elbow is the common term for medial epicondylitis. It is not as common as lateral epicondylitis. With medial epicondylitis, the common flexor tendon of muscles – responsible for movements of the forearm, wrist, and fingers – gets inflamed and irritated. Overloading the tendons, repetitive strain, and increased stress on the structures…Read More
What is Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)?
WHAT IS TENNIS ELBOW? Tennis elbow is the common term for lateral epicondylitis. It is the most common elbow injury. With lateral epicondylitis, the common extensor tendon of muscles – responsible for movements of the forearm, wrist, and fingers – gets inflamed and irritated. Overloading the tendons, repetitive strain, and increased stress on the structures…Read More
What is Tendinopathy?
WHAT IS TENDINOPATHY (OR TENDINITIS)? Tendons are structures that attach muscle to bone. They act as springs (mainly for recoil) and shock-absorbers. Tendinopathy (also sometimes referred to as tendinitis) is a failed healing response of the tendon leading to disrepair and weakening of the tendon. Too much stress or overuse of the tendons can result…Read More