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Archive for the ‘Injury of the Week’ Category

Rotator Cuff Injuries – Melina Mirzaei, Kinesiologist

What Is the Rotator Cuff? The rotator cuff is a group of 4 muscles whose function is to provide stability for the humerus (upper arm bone) in the shoulder socket. Rotator cuff injuries can result from repetitive movements or acute injuries. The type of rotator cuff injury tends to vary…

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Osteoarthritis – Melina Mirzaei, Kinesiologist

What Is It? Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative condition which affects the cartilage of the body’s joints. Unlike other types of arthritis, osteoarthritis specifically occurs in only one or a few joints in the body, such as the knee, hip, or spine. It usually develops later in life, as a…

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The “R” in R.I.C.E. – Melina Mirzaei, Kinesiologist

Most patients come into the clinic because a) they have a problem and b) they are looking for a solution to said problem. Our GPP team is full of solutions, and we want to work with you to find the best one for you. Depending on the problem, the solution…

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Breakfast Television Visits GPP – Chelsea Sheppard, Physiotherapist

This year we had the great pleasure of welcoming CityTV’s Breakfast Television to GPP for a morning full of tips on off season, in season and on-the-slope tips for skiers, snowboarders and snowshoers. Dawn Chubai and the Breakfast Television crew joined us to show simple exercises which can be done…

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The Sneaky Scaphoid Fracture – Lina Englund, Physiotherapist

Approximately 80% of the fractures of the carpal (wrist) bones occur in the scaphoid. It is often caused by a fall on an outstretched hand (FOOSH!) or a similar mechanism (think hitting a tree at good speed on your mountain bike and you get the picture). The tricky part about…

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ACL Rehab After Reconstructive Surgery – Lina Englund, Physiotherapist

Rehabilitation after an ACL reconstructive surgery is generally divided into three different phases. If you are still waiting for surgery you should go through the phases as prep. Rest from aggravating activities throughout the process. It is pain, swelling, tissue repair, mobility and quality of movement that decide the level…

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Life Uninterrupted – May Newsletter

Our new web page kicks off with some help for runners! Some Running Tid-Bits from The GPP Blog Running Tips by Melina Mirzaei, Kinesiologist Why A Runner Should Warm Up by Lina Englund, Physiotherapist Download our Warm Up for Runners by Mark Borslein, Physiotherapist What is Plantar Fasciitis? by Melina Mirzaei,Kinesiologist Night…

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ACL: Anterior Cruciate Ligament – Lina Englund, Physiotherapist

An ACL injury is what took your buddy out last year and if you are an athlete or weekend warrior you are probably just waiting for yours. People with an injured knee often ask me fairly desperately “Is it my ACL, is it my ACL?!?”. Desperation granted since an ACL…

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Tennis Elbow – Melina Mirzaei, Kinesiologist

What is it? Tennis elbow is a general term which refers to an overuse injury of the structures in the lateral part of the elbow. More specifically, it occurs when the tendon of one of the forearm muscles, the extensor carpi radialis brevis (ECRB), becomes irritated. This can cause varying…

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Plantar Fasciitis – Melina Mirzaei, Kinesiologist

What Is It? Plantar fasciitis is a painful inflammation of the tissue in the arch of the foot. The plantar fascia is a band of tissue which supports the longitudinal arch of the foot and helps with shock absorption. This condition is commonly seen in runners and dancers, and is…

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Hamstring Strains – Melina Mirzaei, Kinesiologist

What is a hamstring strain? A strain is an injury to a muscle or tendon that occurs as a result of overstretching, causing the fibers to tear. The hamstrings are a group of 3 muscles (biceps femoris, semitendinosus and semimembranosus) which run along the back of the thigh; their  function…

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