The weekend’s regrettable break: Boxer’s Fracture

Are you currently regretting what happened last weekend?  Have you found yourself with a swollen hand after “accidentally” punching the wall.  Maybe a heavy object fell on your hand? Perhaps you’ve sustained a “boxer’s fracture”. Despite the name it is probably one of the least common injuries in professional boxing. Instead, the highest incidence of…

What is fibromyalgia?

Fibro-what? Recently our team has noticed an increase in the use of the term fibromyalgia. Seeing as it has become somewhat of a “buzzword”, let’s have a look at what it is! What is it? The term fibromyalgia refers to “muscular pain”. It is not just one condition! Rather, it is an umbrella term and…

Massage Jordan Springs

Q&A with Kristen Brace, RMT

Kristen Brace, is a Remedial Massage Therapist, working from our Jordan Springs practice.  We asked Kristen a few questions about her work. Why did you become a Remedial Massage Therapist? I was always interested in massage. I was fascinated by how it worked to help the body relax and recover.  So when my daughter was…

ACL knee

ACL rupture – is surgery the answer?

Anyone involved with sport would have heard about the “dreaded ACL” injury (commonly referred to as a “torn ACL”, “ruptured ACL” or “ACL disruption”).  Jude, has done a great blog explaining exactly the ACL is.  You can read it here.   In my own practice, I have noticed that when people tear their ACL, there is…

sore ankle

Just another rolled ankle?

Winter sport is now upon us (how did that even happen) and it seems like an appropriate time to discuss one of the most common injuries we come across in the clinic. Lateral ankle sprains. Ankle sprains account for 90% of sprains and often result in tears in the lateral ankle ligaments. Being a lover…