Joint Pain Treatment

Joint pain or arthralgia refers to any aches, discomfort or soreness within the joints of your body.  Joint pain can be the result of an injury affecting any of the joints structures, including the ligaments, tendons, cartilage, bursae or bones.  It can also be a feature of inflammation within the joint such as arthritis, an ...

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Chiropractic and Physiotherapy treatments for Sciatica

Chiropractic and physiotherapy remain the leading treatment option for sciatic pain relief. Rather than just treating the sciatica symptoms, our practitioners at Spinal and Sports Care seek for the cause of sciatica in order to gain long-term effectiveness and prevent recurrence. Common chiropractic/physiotherapy methods with the highest level of evidence include:   Manual Therapy: Myofascial ...

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What is Osgood Schlatter Disease?

Osgood Schlatter Disease (OSD) is a painful knee condition most commonly seen in growing adolescents and children, when bones, muscles and tendons are rapidly changing in the body, therefore resulting in growing pains under the knee cap. OSD is an overuse injury rather than a sudden injury to the knee.  OSD is more prevalent in ...

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What is Sciatica?

Have you ever had pain, numbness or tingling in the back, running down your leg or even into your foot? That’s referred to as sciatica pain. Sciatica is a symptom that occurs when there is irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve. It is a long nerve running from the lower back, down the buttock, ...

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How to manage your hamstring injury?

So, you’ve torn your hamstring, what’s the next step? First thing’s first, you’ll want to be getting some ice on that for the first 48 hours to reduce any bleeding that may occur from the tear. Applying an ice pack for 20 minutes at a time on the hour is where you should start. Next ...

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What is Cold Laser Therapy?

Cold laser therapy or low level light therapy is one of many emerging chiropractic and physiotherapy treatments that can aid in the reduction of back pain. Low level light therapy is especially beneficial for patients seeking treatment options that don’t include the use of drugs or surgery. What is low level therapy? Low level light ...

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Knee Pain Treatment

Knee pain is a common presenting symptom, with the knee joint being particularly susceptible to stress from overuse or mal-alignment.  Knee pain causes can be the result of a sudden injury, overuse injury or an underlying condition such as an inflammatory condition like arthritis.  Symptoms vary between each person and with thorough screening the cause ...

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What is Dry Needling?

If you’ve ever had a soft tissue injury, you’ve probably had some dry needling done on you as part of your treatment. But what exactly is Dry Needling? Dry needling is a chiropractic and physiotherapy treatment based on the Trigger Point theory of discrete irritable points in skeletal muscle and fascia which are usually painful, ...

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Pilates at Spinal and Sports Care

Pilates is a mind-body-conditioning exercise that focuses on strengthening the deep postural muscles to improve overall core stability and posture. The use of small props are integrated into each session to provide more of a challenge. Classes are small, intimate and tailored to your individual needs, fitness levels and personal goals. Our classes are never ...

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What is Fatigue?

The demands of modern life can leave many of us feeling that we just don’t have enough energy to keep up. Fatigue makes everything we do seem more difficult and can rob us of enjoyment, enthusiasm and quality of life.

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