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What is Tommy John Surgery?

Baseball season is upon us and a term that gets “thrown around” is Tommy John Surgery. I’ve had 2 patients ask me today alone what it was so I’m sure there are many out there who have the same question. Tommy John Surgery is a reconstruction of the ulnar collateral ligament. This ligament is located on the inside portion of … Continue reading

Electro Acupuncture Treatment and Osteoarthritis (OA)

              As you can tell from the last few blogs, the topic seems to be based on questions patients ask me. Yesterday I was TOLD by a patient that I didn’t treat pain due to osteoarthritis. She was really surprised with my answer then, “Why actually Ms. K, I DO INDEED TREAT OSTEOARTHRITIS INDUCED … Continue reading

What can I treat as a chiropractor?

Last week I gave you a taste as to what I do to determine your cause of pain and dysfunction. Today’s blog is about what I treat with the same modalities I described in “Can you help my Pain / Sports injury?”. Here is a list of treatments off the top of my head that I see and successfully treat on … Continue reading

Hockey Stretches for Injury Prevention

This info is brought to you by the Canadian Chiropractic Association: Hockey Stretches Starting out Invest in equipment, sticks and skates that suit your height and size. Be ‘head smart’ – wear your helmet with the cage, shield or visor properly secured. Sharpen your skates regularly for better performance. Repair or replace damaged or broken equipment. If you are new … Continue reading

Attention Police Officers, Fire Fighters, & EMS providers!

We are pleased to announce that starting November 1st, 2012 local and provincial police, firefighters, paramedics and their families will be eligible for our reduced HERO RATES. Our emergency service men and women help keep our community safe day in and day out. At FIT Clinic we would like to show our appreciation and say thanks! Just like other patients, … Continue reading

WE GOT YOUR BACK

Why suffer with aches and pains? At FIT Clinic we pride ourselves on helping our patients get back to feeling like themselves again. If you have a sports injury, headaches, neck pain, back pain, and any muscle or joint pain DON’T WAIT!!! CALL US TODAY!!!

7 Year-old patient presents with…..

7-year old male patient who is moderately physically active presents with right-sided lower leg pain present for a few years now, as reported by his mother. She complains that her son been through a laundry-list of tests at various hospitals and clinics and all they can tell her is that it is “growing pains”. Tests included x-rays, MRI, blood work, … Continue reading

Why use a bicycle for knee rehab?

Bicycling for knee rehabilitation is often used because the patellofemoral joint* reaction forces are 5x less than when compared to walking or running. This reduced force is due to the lack of weight loading in the knee when in a seated position. Dont take this for granted, however. Even though you are not in a weight-bearing position, it is still very possible to overstrain the inner and … Continue reading

Holy IASTT….

So….you are probably wondering “WTH is IASTT?” well it’s actually a really cool pain and dysfunction management treatment modality. Instrument assisted soft tissue therapy is a scientifically validated fascial treatment technique which uses an instrument to reduce friction while enhancing sensitivity, precision and depth which otherwise could not be accomplished with the clinicians bare hands. The use of the instrument … Continue reading

What is MRT?

Myofascial Release Technique The myofascial release approach is a form of soft tissue therapy used to treat muscle dysfunction and resulting pain and restriction of motion. Fascia is the soft tissue component of the connective tissue that provides support and protection for most structures within the human body, including muscle. This soft tissue can become restricted due to overuse, trauma, … Continue reading