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Why Cold Weather makes your aches and pains feel worse

Why Cold Weather Can Make Your Aches And Pains Feel Worse It looks like we are now starting to experience winter weather. It’s that time of year when you may need to spend 5 minutes warming up your car before you can go anywhere. It’s not just our cars that need a little bit more care at this time of year. Do your joints feel strange and a little bit stiff? Maybe they ache more than usual? Have you started to notice any clicks and cracks

Carpal Tunnel FAQ’s

Carpal Tunnel is a common occurrence affecting much of our population today. With increased computer use, repetitive motions being performed at work, gaming systems and texting, this condition is becoming even more prevalent. Frequently asked questions are below. What is the carpal tunnel? The carpal tunnel is a narrow space that threads it way between the small bones in the wrist. This “tunnel” serves as a conduit for tendons, blood vessels and nerves extending from the arm into the hand. It also houses the

Foam Rolling Your IT Band [How to]

Whether you are an avid runner, sit at a desk most of the day, or prefer to lift weights, anyone can suffer from tightness or pain in their Iliotibial Band (IT) Band. Many people turn to foam rolling for the IT band, but is that the most effective thing to do? What is the IT Band? The IT Band is a piece of fascia that attaches on the lateral portion of the pelvis, Tensor Fascia Latae (TFL) muscle, and Gluteus Maximus, and progresses down

4 Foam Rolling Mistakes to Avoid

Foam rolling is everywhere now. You can find foam rollers at the gym, your physical therapist’s office (PHYSIO), your living room and for some even your suitcase. Foam rolling has become beloved in the fitness world and the fix-all for many different aches. What is Foam Rolling? Foam rolling is a form of self-myofascial release, or self-massage, that helps get rid of adhesions in your muscles and connective tissue. These adhesions can create points of weakness or susceptibility in the tissue. If the muscle

9 Not so Common Causes of Plantar Fasciitis

What is plantar fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis is an injury to connective tissue on the bottom of the foot.  The plantar fascia (PF) runs from the inside side of the bottom of the heel, and extends down the length of the foot connecting to the toes.  The PF supports the arch of the foot, especially from just before your foot comes off the ground during walking. Inflammation of this tissue is called plantar fasciitis and most people typically have pain on