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Archive for Therapeutic Exercise

Testing, Graded Exposure, And Reassurance For Low Back Pain

Testing, Graded Exposure, And Reassurance For Low Back Pain

  Over the past couple of weeks, we have been looking at and discussing the clinical guidelines for treating low back pain. We have covered how important reassuring our patients their tissues are safe is a crucial component in their […]

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Learn How Movement Will Change Low Back Pain

Learn How Movement Will Change Low Back Pain

Last week we posted an article discussing some of the research around the clinical guidelines of low back pain. There are several modalities commonly used that aren’t recommended like Tens, laser therapy, imaging, and corticosteroids,  but when we look at […]

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What a Pain in the Groin!

What a Pain in the Groin!

  I watch a lot of hockey….like A LOT of hockey.  It seems like every offseason there are at least a handful of players having surgery for femoral acetabular impingement (FAI), “hernia” repairs and/or abdominal “tears.” Whenever there is a […]

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Altered Skin Colour And Circulation, Result Of Massage Or Nervous System?

Altered Skin Colour And Circulation, Result Of Massage Or Nervous System?

  This is one of those topics that inevitably comes up on a regular basis. The last time I taught our course on pain science and therapeutic exercise, there was some resistance to the idea that massage therapy does not […]

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Home Care Plans: Instructions Vs. Adherence

Home Care Plans: Instructions Vs. Adherence

I remember going to physiotherapy when I was in high school and having my exercises prescribed to me for my knee pain. I was instructed to do them every day, which I think I may have managed to do for […]

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Why Do Isometrics Work So Well?

Why Do Isometrics Work So Well?

  A question I often get asked is “Why do isometrics work well to isolate pain?” I started adding isometrics to improve pain during motion and pain and end range with active and passive testing. They work great! Forget “muscle […]

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