Fall Raking Skills

A new season is upon us and with it comes a new set of chores to do before the snow falls. Here are a few tips for raking leaves that might make this task a little easier. Rake in both directions, using both sides of your body. First rake in one direction for 5-10...

Tissue Capacity vs Load

This is a great video explaining why we get injured. It’s simple, and you are not broken or have major underlying faults that caused your injury. Load vs Capacity and Injuries from RunningReform on Vimeo.

Popeye Muscle

The Biceps Brachii muscle has two attachments at the shoulder and one at the elbow. There are two heads of the muscle: the long and short. The long head assists with shoulder flexion and forearm supination, and the short head primarily flexes the elbow. “Popeye...

Hip Snapping Syndrome

A client asked me yesterday about the clunking/clicking coming from deep inside her hip. So what is making that sound? In her case, it was her tight Iliopsoas (Psoas) muscle snapping over the boney aspect of the front of her pelvis. The psoas is a deep muscle that...

Elbow pain… from the neck?

Elbow pain is not always coming from the elbow. I saw a patient this week with lateral elbow pain lasting 2-3 years. He had seen many practitioners, including 2 Physiotherapists, 2 Registered Massage Therapists and 3 Chiropractors. He had been given a few diagnoses...