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Back Pain Can Be the Result of a Dangerous Underlying Condition

If the pain is arising from an underlying condition like cancer, infection or a serious fracture of the bone, the pain can worsen. This fear has prompted emergency room physicians to perform too many tests. Rather than benefit the population of back […]












Thanks to a growing well of impressive research, Nordic walking is increasingly getting a thumbs up from both the health care professionals and media.


A hybrid of walking and cross country-skiing, Nordic walking is a fluid movement experience that uses […]



Chronic lower back pain affects millions of Americans. Many try steroid injections to ease their discomfort, but researchers now say this remedy provides only short-term relief.

In their study, investigators from France focused on 135 patients with back pain seemingly caused by inflammation between the discs and bones (vertebrae) in the lower spine.



Learn how breast size can affect a woman’s risk of upper back pain and what you can do about it.

The upper part of the spine is very strong, acting as an anchor to the rib cage and supporting the upper body, but it can also be prone to upper back pain. As with lower […]


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful disorder of the hand caused by pressure on your median nerve as it runs through the carpal tunnel of the wrist. Symptoms include numbness, pins and needles, and pain (particularly at night). Anything that causes swelling inside the wrist can cause carpal tunnel […]


The shoulder joint is the most mobile joint in our body, relying primarily on muscles, tendons and ligaments for it’s stability.

The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles and their tendons and they control shoulder rotation and elevation. They are situated on the scapula (shoulder blade) and come together to run […]


A Clinical Pearl

by Jay Dicharry, MPT, SCS


Every day, patients ask, “What’s the best shoe for me?” There’s a big problem when a clinician’s knowledge base of shoe prescription has been largely, and in some cases entirely, shaped by the shoe industry […]


Neck pain and headaches are common problems.  Approximately 20% of recurrent benign headaches have of cervicogenic cause

Physiotherapy assessment and treatment tries to find links between the patient’s posture and the presenting complaints.  A common, and all too often precipitating factor is the patient’s neck and upper trunk posture.  The […]