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The number of A.C.L. operations at 26 children’s hospitals in the United States has soared as more children and adolescents play sports that involve twisting the knee

When Jason Lalli tore his left anterior cruciate ligament at age 26, he thought he would be fine […]


Wearing walking shoes that are comfortable and fit your feet can help prevent injuries such as blisters and calluses. A walking shoe should also be fairly lightweight and provide good shock absorption. But not all walking shoes are created equal. Find the fit and features that are right for you.

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We’ve all heard about the elusive runner’s high. Runners like running, and they even feel good doing it! Experienced runners get a sense of elation that hits after a couple miles. Reportedly, it’s so good that you feel like you could keep going for another five […]


How to Tell If You’re Overtraining or Just Sore

You’ve likely heard the saying, “no pain, no gain.” If you’ve gotten the impression that some soreness while working out is normal, you would be correct. But it can be a fine line between when that soreness becomes classified as pain. Walking this line correctly is […]


Sports like rugby, soccer, hockey, gymnastics and track & field ect. are awesome, but they can be a minefield for injuries.

Some people get hurt because they are not in shape or haven’t warmed up or stretched enough. A thump on the head from a great big body, a collision with a […]


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 […]



Special to The Globe and Mail | Published Thursday, Apr. 24 2014, 2:20 PM EDT

Most people seek physiotherapy treatment only when they’re really hurt. At that point, the physiotherapist determines what risk factors might have contributed to the injury. But what […]


The knee is a complex joint.  It is made up by the articulation between the tibia and the femur (leg and tightbones) and the patella (knee cap).

Patellofemoral joint pain (anterior knee pain) can have many causes.  The two most common are:

Abnormalities of the patellar movement or tracking with knee bending.  Pain is increased […]