injury & rehabilitation

Low back pain II

Low back pain II

Continuing our series on the main causes of low back pain, we will move away from discs and onto bony and soft-tissue structures. A hypermobile joint is one in which excess movement is found. The ligamentous tissue between the joint surfaces ahs been stretched so much, the joint itself is unstable. The body responds by(…)

Concussions

Concussions

Given the Pacioretty-Chara concussion discussion in the NHL, and it being so soon after the Crosby concussion, a quick overview of concussion injuries and rehabilitation is in order. A concussion is when a direct blow to the head, neck or elsewhere on the body results in a force being transmitted to the head. This force(…)

A Torn Meniscus

A Torn Meniscus

What was once the bane of athletes and coaches everywhere is now a minor annoyance most of the time. The menisci are two little C shaped discs the sit in the middle of the knee between the femur and the tibia, providing a degree of cushioning so the cartilage and bone don’t wear each other(…)

Rib injury #fitness #injury

Rib injury #fitness #injury

Rib injuries can be a nuisance and reasonable common occurrence in athletic populations. Rib bruising can happen following minor trauma e.g. falling and landing flat on the ribcage, an impact such as a rugby tackle or hockey check, or accidentally if one bumps into an immovable solid object. Acute pain when sneezing, coughing, laughing, and(…)

Scapular Mobility

Scapular Mobility

Do you spend much of your day sitting, hunched over desk, looking at a screen? I’ll bet you relish your training in the gym when you get to move your body and feel all your different parts come together. There is an unfortunate problem with this all too common scenario- the problems from your 40+hr(…)