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The Shoulder Complex   These images depict of the anatomy of the shoulder complex – and yes, it is in fact, complex. All of these components must properly work together otherwise injuries will occur. What can go wrong? Overuse injuries occur because one or more structures aren’t working as they should and surrounding structures compensate by taking on a role that they were not made for. This is what we call being biomechanically unbalanced.  Let’s start by looki...
Posted on 2019-01-16
I recently was visiting family and my cousin’s child, had broken a growth plate in her toe. She had been prescribed a “walking boot” and was advised to limit her amount of stairs and walking. This is typical for any type of foot, toe, bone, tendon, ligament and muscle injury to the lower extremity, however, what seems to be overlooked is general walking around the house or what we would consider activities of daily living. I have rarely, if ever, had a current patient, let alo...
Posted on 2018-12-19
Knee Injuries Associated With Landing Mechanics In Volleyball Players Who am I?             My name is Melisa Luong and I’m a Registered Physiotherapist at Honsberger Physio +. I’ve played competitive volleyball for over 10 years and recently started coaching a 14U girls’ team this past summer. I’ve treated, seen, and experienced first hand multiple incidents of injuries in volleyball from rotator cuff tears to ankl...
Posted on 2018-12-19
Cell phones and tablets and smart watches, OH MY! Text neck is a term used in the rehab world to describe neck pain and possible underlying postural complications and/or damage sustained from looking down at your cell phone, tablet, or other wireless devices too frequently and for too long. The posture of bending your neck to look down to read or text is a growing concern due to the the increased usage of digital devices these days.  Especially of concern are the growing number of children...
Posted on 2018-10-09
Ankle sprains are a very common injury, yet avoidable, affecting both sedentary individuals and athletes. Ankle sprains tend to affect the lateral (outer) ligaments most, due to the mechanism of injury often tends to be an inward rolling of the ankle. Many individuals under-estimate the importance of the appropriate rehab for lateral ankle sprains, but acute ankle sprains that aren’t dealt with properly are the major risk factor for re-injury and developing chronic ankle instability. In a...
Posted on 2018-07-23
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