Study Appraised:: Gonzalez-Iglesias et al. Short-term effects of cervical kinesio-taping on pain and cervical ROM in patients with acute whiplash injuries: A RCT. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2009; 39(7):515-521. Level of Evidence: 1b Purpose of the study Whiplash is the result of forceful back and forth movement of the spine which may lead to […]
With the start of summer we try and get outside to become more active. Cycling is a great sport for people looking for low impact activity to improve endurance and cardiovascular health. In Ajax we have a lot of trails throughout the town and the waterfront across Durham Region attracts cyclists from all across the […]
Immediate Effects of Dry Needling, and Acupuncture at Distant Points in Chronic Neck Pain: Results of a Randomized, Double-blind, Sham-controlled Crossover Trial Purpose of the study: Evaluate any immediate effects of two different modes of acupuncture compared to sham laser acupuncture on motion-related pain and cervical spine mobility in patients with chronic neck pain (>2 […]
A retrospective pair-matched follow-up study found that after 20-years, there was no difference in knee osteoarthritis between operative versus nonoperative treatment when treatment was allocated on the basis of a patient’s response to 3 months of physiotherapy.
With more freezing rain in the forecast, I thought it prudent to post some information on how to walk on the ice. At our physiotherapy clinics in Ajax, Whitby and Brooklin, we’ve seen a lot of slip and falls this year resulting in various injuries: arm, shoulder and wrist fractures, knee sprains, meniscal injuries, and aggravation of some pre-existing conditions such as arthritis.