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![…]

Physical Activity and You: Do you have time?

How much physical exercise is enough? Where am you supposed to find time to exercise every day? Do you really need to run / lift weights / climb stairs? These are all common questions, some of which can be answered with some new and exciting (aren’t you excited??) research! You’re probably most familiar with the Read more about Physical Activity and You: Do you have time?[…]

Running and your Knees: Boon or Bust?

One of the most recognizable traditions from my years in public school was running in the Terry Fox Run every autumn. What I hadn’t realized at that time is that the Terry Fox Run is conducted in cities across the country, even internationally! I thought this was a school thing only – oh for the days Read more about Running and your Knees: Boon or Bust?[…]

What are you (back) Packing?

Backpacks are something that most children in developed countries use and wear — it’s essentially a requirement for modern schooling systems. How to properly wear these backpacks has been a topic of discussion for many years, but I still find people are generally confused about what solid principles to use that help improve personal safety when wearing a backpack Read more about What are you (back) Packing?[…]

What is that sound??

I’ve heard a lot of names given to the sound that occurs during some joint manipulations. “Popping”, “cracking”, “snapping”, and “popcorn” are just a few descriptions given. So what is it, really? Similar to the sound, a number of reasons have been proposed over the past century about why this occurs in the first place: “A vapour Read more about What is that sound??[…]