Pt Q’s: Treadmill Running

Treadmill Running vs Outdoor Running  The Q: Is there a difference in how I run outdoors compared to on a treadmill? It was a question from a patient of mine, and certainly with the changing temperatures outdoors, a reasonable one. Before I started studying seriously in this field, it’s also I question I used to Read more about Pt Q’s: Treadmill Running[…]

Blue Jays and Speedy Ways: Better Baserunning

This worked out pretty well for Game 5, didn’t it? I thought I’d try it again before Game 6! Last time we talked about core stability and how it can influence swing power. This time, what about running speed? Baseball occasionally depends on “beating out throws to first” — using your speed to put pressure on the Read more about Blue Jays and Speedy Ways: Better Baserunning[…]

Blue Jays and Power Days: A Comment on Core Stability

The Blue Jays find themselves in a deep hole in Major League Baseball’s ALCS playoff, down 3-1 in the best-of-7 series, so we’ll keep this post short-and-sweet (first pitch at 4:07pm!). Although a number of things need to go right for them to advance to the World Series, baseball is essential a simple game: make Read more about Blue Jays and Power Days: A Comment on Core Stability[…]

Sleep and Work Absence

Sleep. It is our dream box, our recovery centre, our personal matrix. Sleep is linked to improved memory, more efficient learning, and mood states. Lack of sleep is linked to worsening chronic pain, diminished health outcomes, and poor academic performance. Sleep, clearly, impacts our lives in many significant ways. So how should you make sense Read more about Sleep and Work Absence[…]

World Spine Day — Get To Know Your Spine

Happy World Spine Day!  Yes, October 16th is the annual day of the Spine. This year, as part of the Bone and Joint Decade’s Action Week, the focus has been placed squarely on “Your Back at Work”. The idea of having a day designated to a cause like this is three-fold: Increased awareness of spinal Read more about World Spine Day — Get To Know Your Spine[…]

Play Better Golf – Warm-Up!

I’m sad to say that golf season is coming to an end. The PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup is finished, local courses are offering fall discounts, and you can feel the Canadian winter beginning to set in as temperatures fall overnight. But it’s not over just yet, and like me, I’d wager you’re looking for at Read more about Play Better Golf – Warm-Up![…]

Cervicogenic Headaches

Your Headache: A Real Pain in the Neck Your head hurts — the consistent ache, the vice-like pressure around your forehead, the boring pain behind your eyes, or the spreading pain from the back of your skull across the temple — what gives? These are just a few examples of how headaches present for some Read more about Cervicogenic Headaches[…]