The Dreaded Runners Stitch

The Dreaded Runners Stitch

These are not really injuries but can be one of the most painful problems for an athlete during a race. What is a Stitch? A “Stitch” is a spasm of the diaphragm, which is a large flat muscle under your ribs, which is involved in breathing. When you are lightly...
Pool Running

Pool Running

Introduction Does this have a familiar ring to it? Training is going well. Workouts leave you feeling quick and strong. So, you push that little bit harder to gain the edge. Suddenly, there is that ominous…snap! It could be a hamstring, calf or tendon. Well if you...
Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Iliotibial Band Syndrome

As Spring gradually arrives some of us are ditching our skis and snowshoes and lacing up our runners. Sometimes our bodies are not quite ready for the transition and we can develop pain in the lateral knee and hip- possibly Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome....
Headaches

Headaches

Cervicogenic Headaches – A Real Pain in the Neck.  Headaches are one of the most common ailments in our modern society. From tension and stress to overwork, over 90% of us will suffer with a headache in our lifetime requiring time away from work or a visit to...
Travel Health Smart

Travel Health Smart

Well March break is almost here and many of us will be traveling with the family off to some exotic place for a little “RnR”. It is often frustrating as physiotherapists when vacationers return home only to tell us that because of an avoidable injury sustained on the...
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