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Volleyball ACL tear - prevention exercise and jump considerations

Date: February 10, 2019 Author: James Categories: Latest

Volleyball blocking and hitting, how can I protect my knees from ACL injury? Volleyball… what a sport, am I right? When played well (and let’s not sugarcoat it, “well” may not always be a fully accurate description of my performance) it is an elegant, fast paced and hard hitting sport that is deservedly one...

Why does my hip hurt when I squat? Femoroacetabular impingement exercises.

Date: January 8, 2019 Author: James Categories: Latest

Why does my hip hurt when I squat? Femoroacetabular impingement considerations. There are many clinical situations where restricted movement at the hip is apparent. Arthritis, joint prosthetics (ie. you’ve had a hip replacement!), traumatic damage like a capsular or labral tear, joint necrosis… the list goes...

Closed chain exercise for rotator cuff dysfunction

Date: December 19, 2018 Author: James Categories: Latest

Ah, the old rotator cuff dysfunction, among the most common injuries sported by people who come to see me  in the clinic.   While common, rotator cuff injuries can be, frankly, a total pain to work with. They are sensitive and finicky, meaning that when they are injured they are easy to reinjure, and when they...

The "Other Low Back Pain" - Sacroiliac joint exercises

Date: August 9, 2018 Author: James Categories: Latest

Sacroiliac dysfunction - the other low back pain There are a significant number of reasons for the onset of low back pain. Lumbar facet compressions caused by poor posture and perhaps aggravated by arthritic degeneration. Fractures or tears from athletic or other traumatic accidents. Nerve compression caused by...

High Heeled Shoes

Date: July 5, 2018 Author: James Categories: Latest

High heeled shoes - strict no-no or a considered and grown-up decision? This blog entry discusses the cons and pros of wearing high heels. And this is going to be a dicey blog for me to write. One of the things I learned early on in my professional career is that women (and men for that matter) have no interest in...


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