Category Archives: Musculoskeletal

Shoulder Exercise – Wall Angel Glide

Once you have mastered the floor angel glide exercise, you can progress the wall angel glide, then the seated angel glide. The shoulders and arms position are the same as floor angel glide. However, you will likely to notice that … Continue reading

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Shoulder Exercise – Floor Angel Glide

Many people with shoulder injury because there is a postural imbalance in the shoulder girdle including the shoulder blade (scapula). In order to truly strength the shoulder and prevent further injuries, retraining the scapula is very important. Here is the … Continue reading

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Calf Stretching

This video demonstrates a few various of calf stretching. Stretching the inside calf (medial Gastrocnemius) Stretching the outside calf (lateral Gastrocnemius) Deep layer of the calf (Soleus) These stretches can benefit for those who suffers from plantar faciitis, calf injuries … Continue reading

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Exercise for Migraine?

(HIT) High Intensity Training reduces migraines. For many years, I have shared the benefits of high-intensity interval training (HIT) to patients. Now here is one more benefit to ┬áHIT. A new study reported at the 18th Congress of the International … Continue reading

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A Decrease in Muscle Strength in Aging Men, leads to an Increase Risk of Slips and Fall Incidents.

Dr. Ayse Zengin, PhD, Medical Research Council, Human Nutrition Research, Cambridge completed a study in the UK, looking at the relationship between muscle strength as men age and their risk of fracture and fall. Here are some highlights of the … Continue reading

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Spinal Osteoarthritis

Originally posted on Be Active Be Healthy:
Doc, I was told that I have arthritis in my neck and lower back. Is it genetic or is it just aging? This is a very common question I hear nearly daily. Some…

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Acetaminophen Ineffective for Arthritis

Over the years, many back pain sufferers have been prescribed one of the most commonly known pain medications – Acetaminophen (i.e. Tylenol ┬«). According to a systematic review and meta-analysis published by Australian researchers in the British Medical Journal on … Continue reading

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Ergonomics Tips: Desktop, Mobile, and Laptop

Changes in technologies over the decade also lead to changes in ergonomic related injuries: from the traditional carpel tunnel syndrome and neck pain to the “Blackberry” thumb and increasingly frequent eye strain. Here are some of my favourite videos on … Continue reading

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Leg pain? It may be back-related.

“Doc! My leg is hurting me, but my back is ok. Can you help?” I hear this frequently in my practice. Many leg pain can actually be originated from the back with or without experiencing back pain. A proper examination … Continue reading

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Spine Surgery Patients Need Adequate Vitamin D Levels

From time to time, patients may decide to go for surgery for their musculosketal conditions when they have exhausted all conservative methods. They would say to me, “I can’t really do much because I am in so much pain. I … Continue reading

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