Pain

Rethinking Chronic Pain 

Rethinking Chronic Pain 

Is chronic pain caused by a malfunctioning pain system? Pain can be a frustrating experience, especially when the pain lingers after an injury has healed. This post will discuss the mechanism of chronic pain and how it can be treated conservatively. 

Balancing Mobility & Stability - Injury Prevention in Yoga

Balancing Mobility & Stability - Injury Prevention in Yoga

Most of the time someone thinks of yoga, they immediately think of flexibility and mobility. While flexibility and mobility are definitely crucial parts of yoga, the stability demands of various yoga positions is also high. This post will discuss which body regions commonly need better stability in the yoga population and exercises that can help strengthen those body regions. 

Treating Adductor Related Groin Pain | Sport’s Hernia 

Treating Adductor Related Groin Pain | Sport’s Hernia 

Adductor related groin pain, also called a sport's hernia, is a common cause of pain in the groin region. This condition is common in sports that require quick cutting and changes of direction. This post will discuss the pathology and treatment options for adductor related groin pain. 

Knee Injuries in Ultimate Frisbee

Knee Injuries in Ultimate Frisbee

The most common knee injuries in ultimate frisbee are patellar tendon pain, patellar tracking disorders, and iliotibial band syndrome. In this post, we will discuss how each of these knee injuries occurs and what can be done to treat them. 

Ankle Sprains in Ultimate Frisbee 

Ankle Sprains in Ultimate Frisbee 

In this post, we will discuss everything an ultimate frisbee player needs to know about ankle sprains including what ligaments are injured, when x-rays are needed, and how ankle sprains are commonly treated. 

Biceps Tendinopathy - Another Cause of Shoulder Pain

Biceps Tendinopathy - Another Cause of Shoulder Pain

Bicipital tendinopathy, often called biceps tendinitis or biceps tendinosis, is a common cause of pain on the front of the shoulder. This blog post will discuss what causes biceps tendinopathy, movements that can aggravate the tendon, and treatment options that can help with biceps tendon pain. 

3 Exercises to Avoid With Shoulder Pain

3 Exercises to Avoid With Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain is a frequent reason why people seek the help of our clinic. Shoulder pain can be caused by many different reasons including shoulder impingement, rotator cuff tears, or tendinitis to name a few. There are a few common exercises that seem to irritate the shoulder such as bench press, push ups, dips, and rows. In this post, we will discuss the reason why some of these exercises irritate the shoulder and modifications that can be done to reduce the pain. 

What you can do for patellar tendon pain

What you can do for patellar tendon pain

Knee pain is one of the most common complaints in the active community. One cause of knee pain is patellar tendinopathy, also called jumper’s knee. Patellar tendinopathy is an overload condition felt just below the knee cap. The treatment for patellar tendinopathy can consist of joint mobilization, manual therapy, and exercise. This blog post will discuss what causes patellar tendinopathy and how it can be treated. 

Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome

Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome

Femoroacetabular impingement syndrome has become a more commonly diagnosed condition, especially in the athletic community. FAI syndrome has been defined as pain in the hip with movement due to an altered hip joint. This blog post discusses what FAI syndrome is and its treatment options. 

The Dark Side of the Brain

The Dark Side of the Brain

The brain is constantly changing, thanks to neuroplasticity. These changes can be positive things such as learning to play a new game, but they can also be negative such as what happens with persistent pain. This blog post discusses the role of neuroplasticity in creating chronic pain and how to re-train the brain to reduce chronic pain.