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    Most people are unaware of the wide variety of causes of neck pain. These can include poor posture and ergonomics, strains from falling or sleeping in an awkward position, general neck weakness, chronic pain patterning, overall neural conditioning, and in most cases a combination of the above. Decreasing activity level, sitting at work and in the car, crouching over our laptops and phones, are all habits and traits common of the twenty-first century. This in combination w...
Posted on 2019-01-16
Baseball season is coming to an end. For those that feel there were missed opportunities to succeed this season; the key may have been missing out on untapped potential power. The youth athlete seems to focus on general strength building in the wrong manner. When lifting weights and strengh training, one thing not focused enough on is the ability to create rotational power.  During most athletic movements, motion is occuring in multiple planes. These anatomic planes of movement are the tra...
Posted on 2018-09-28
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
Benching is one of the core components of a weight-lifting program but it can also be a common source of shoulder pain.  Here are some tips on managing this! Don’t forget about the warm-up. New to warming up before your workout? Check out our previous blog post to guide you through a proper warm-up.  4 Take Home Lessons to Perform Better: 1) Improve your thoracic extension - A lack of extension in the spine can result in a chain of events that causes a pi...
Posted on 2018-03-29
I have been lucky enough to start working as soon as I joined the Honsberger team with an OHL Junior A hockey. Being part of athletics in highschool and varsity sport during post secondary education, I thought that the players would be thrilled about the addition of a Registered Massage Therapist to their therapeutic team. Upon my first visit I found out that most of the team would only receive therapy when they sustained an injury. With this type of sport and the demands it places on the body,...
Posted on 2018-03-14
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