Prelude Injury to musicians is something that we are not familiar with. The term injury is almost always synonymous with an incident such as a fall or accident. In fact, often times we associate injuries with sports. During college, my final project was to analyze the risk of injury to a drummer. The case study…

Music is almost always a part of our lives. Many of us have even started formal and informal music education at a young age. The piano and / or guitar are the musical instruments of choice that seem to be obliged to be played by the child — as if it were a household obsession…

I asked myself, when Mr. E came to our clinic. He explained that Yoga has been part of his life for more than 25 years. At the age of 50, he felt that age couldn’t be fooled by him anymore. He had difficulty raising his arms in front of him and his hands behind him….

MRIs are considered the gold standard on identifying structures within the body. However, sometimes, there can be different perspectives to the same fact. Case in Point by Physiotherapist – Jack Allen John, a 40-year-old Caucasian patient came to me for a pre-op evaluation. He was a healthy male who frequently exercised outside of his working…

How do you tell if you are suffering from good or bad pain? How do you decide when you have reached your maximum effort and you need to take a break? Many believe that pain is inevitable when it comes to getting stronger and fitter. After all, that is where the popular saying, “No pain,…

Plantar fasciitis refers to an inflammation in the plantar fascia, which causes pain under your heel. Typical treatments include rest, good footwear, heel pads, painkillers, and exercises. In today’s blog, we answer five of the most commonly asked questions about plantar fasciitis… What causes heel pain? There are 2 main causes of heel pain. Plantar fasciitis is…

The last thing we want our active and growing children to experience is growing pains. Growing pains can be a very broad term, but it generally refers to injuries experienced by adolescents as they advance in both height and weight during puberty. Typically the injury and pain is not caused by a single ‘strain’ or…

What Is Pain? Pain, although unpleasant, is normal. And it is perfectly normal, once you have it, to want to get rid of it. Even though pain is unpleasant it is your body’s way of protecting you in times of injury or disease. Pain helps you make decisions about what you should and should not…