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The back of my ankle hurts! (Posterior Ankle Impingement Syndrome)

Date: December 4, 2017 Author: James Categories: Latest

The back of my ankle hurts! (For the soccer and ballet buffs out there...)   If you are a dancer or a soccer player or to a lesser extent a jumping athlete (think volleyball etc.) then you may have run into a problem characterised by point tenderness at the back and inside of the heel that exacerbates when you...

Hamstring injury - Exercise to prevent

Date: August 19, 2017 Author: James Categories: Latest

If you participate in a sport or physical activity that requires regular sprinting, like soccer, rugby, football or, of course, sprinting (!) you, or someone you know has experienced a hamstrings strain. A strain is a muscle or tendon tear. Tears sound scary, but remember that like all injuries strains present...

How to maintain your arches!

Date: August 5, 2017 Author: James Categories: Latest

I have flat feet! Or do I? Through my childhood my mother insisted that my father had the flattest feet going and that I was born with the same structural dysfunction. Apparently I was doomed to walk forever by slapping the earth with the full brunt of the flippers on the ends of my legs. This was  part of my...

Flexibility workout: Stretching vs. Strength Training

Date: July 18, 2017 Author: James Categories: Latest

Flexibility: Strength training vs. stretching Let’s talk about flexibility for a bit. Flexibility is a topic around which there are a great many myths and uncertainties. Perhaps the most famous of which is that stretching before an athletic event helps to prevent injury during that event. This myth has long been...

Shoulder impingement rehab via pushup!

Date: June 23, 2017 Author: James Categories: Latest

Shoulder impingement syndrome is a common problem for people walking through my office doors. In this problem soft tissue structures pinch under the acromion, that bony “roof” of your shoulder that you can feel with your fingers if you rub the upper angle of the joint where the rounding of the ball and socket...

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