By Tom Fontana, PT
“I’m scared it will hurt again!” “I’m scared if I move it, it will break!” These are some of the phrases we hear when people first come to us, particularly after a very painful injury, whether … Read more »
By Sheelah Woodhouse, BScPT
What is BPPV?
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (or BPPV) is the most common cause of vertigo, a false sensation of spinning.
- Benign – it is not life-threatening
- Paroxysmal – it comes in sudden, brief spells
While former President Clinton was in office, he slipped down a flight of stairs and suffered a complete tear (rupture) of his quadriceps tendon that required surgery.
The quadriceps femoris is a large muscle group in the front of the … Read more »
It’s not fun to get hurt, or more specifically, fracture a bone. A fracture can never happen at an opportune time, because we don’t typically schedule time in our day to get injured. It then means going to the doctor … Read more »
Although there are many different factors that can positively or negatively affect arthritis, the anti-inflammatory properties of food seem to be a juicy topic among medical professionals. While there is some evidence for broad classes of foods, studies of many … Read more »
Do you know Arthur and Ben? Well, you may not, but you will one day. It’s inevitable. We will all develop arthritis regardless of gender, race, class or country. It is not a question of “if,” but “when?” And Ben-gay? … Read more »
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis, impacting the lives of millions around the world. Although this disorder may affect any joint in the body, the knee joint is particularly susceptible as it is a weight bearing joint. … Read more »
There are many aches and pains during pregnancy and hip pain is of them. Specifically, hip pain when moving around during the day or while sleeping.
Hip pain during the first trimester can be a result of our bodies adjusting … Read more »
Do you have a groin strain that just won’t heal? Then you may actually have something called femoroacetabular impingement (FAI). FAI is a condition that can occur after a minor trauma and will present similarly to a strain of the … Read more »