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What is 'shoulder impingement syndrome'?

  • 29 March 2021
  • Author: Matthew Shelly
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What is 'shoulder impingement syndrome'?

Impingement is the most common shoulder disorder and accounts for about half of all shoulder complaints seen by physicians. Those who perform repetitive overhead activity are at greater risk for impingement. This includes athletes who participate in: swimming, baseball, volleyball, weightlifting, and tennis as well as jobs like carpenters, electricians, painters, and wall paper hangers.

Plantar Fasciitis

Getting to the root cause!

Plantar Fasciitis

Inflammation of the band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes causing pain in the heel. Commonly overlooked are very tight calf muscles and decreased Ankle ROM. Assessment of the arch and foot are also very important.

Do you have low back pain?

Maybe it is not what you think!

  • 22 February 2021
  • Author: Matthew Shelly
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Do you have low back pain?

If someone tells you they have a bad low back, they are often wrong.

They might have a painful back, but that does not always mean they have a "bad" back. Back pain, especially in the lumbar region, is often the result of limitations elsewhere in the body. The lower back is not the culprit, the lower back is the victim.

Things You Need to Know About Tendinopathy

  • 17 January 2021
  • Author: Matthew Shelly
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Things You Need to Know About Tendinopathy

Tendons are those flexible cords of collagen tissue that attach muscles to bones and thereby move the parts of our body. They protect against the muscles from damage by absorbing external forces. When there is excessive load on tendons, for example during vigorous physical training such as sprinting or high jumping, damage and degeneration occurs as a result, AKA tendinopathy which will take you down the road of pain, swelling and impaired performance.

So what is the POINT of Dry Needling?

  • 5 January 2021
  • Author: Matthew Shelly
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So what is the POINT of Dry Needling?

Are you lacing up those tennis shoes again for the New Year? Don’t let shin splints stop your program or training!

Dry needling can provide relief for certain muscular pain and stiffness. Learn more about the benefits and procedure from Dr. Shelly below!

When I do a musculoskeletal examination and find soft tissue problems—a muscle that’s doing too much or not enough—in the past as a Chiropractor, I could use a laser, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, Active Release Technique, different tools, manipulation or mobilization.

There are many techniques to try to get muscles to reset so I could then take the patient into exercise, maybe tape a little bit and provide some re-training.

Perfecting The Couch Stretch

  • 19 November 2020
  • Author: Matthew Shelly
  • Number of views: 491
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Perfecting The Couch Stretch

Do you suffer from knee, hip or back pain and can't seem to find the reason why?  Have you ever considered your ankles to be the problem?  In many instances, the ankles are highly immobile due to poor motor control and stability that they exhibit on balance. The Ankle is a key component in rehabilitating knee/hip problems—because it is often one of the causative factors of knee stability problems in the first place. Valgus collapse and pronation can be results of limited ankle dorsiflexion mobility. And yet the individual with the limited ankle persists in participating in activities, like squatting, lunging and running, that do require functional ankle mobility.

Donuts, discs and what they have to do with each other...

  • 8 November 2020
  • Author: Matthew Shelly
  • Number of views: 429
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Donuts, discs and what they have to do with each other...

Herniated discs (also called bulging or slipped discs) are vertebrae discs that get pushed out from between vertebrae and impinge on sensitive nerve endings extending throughout the spine. Spinal discs are gelatinous cushions composed of fibrous soft tissues designed to protect bony vertebrae from rubbing and scraping against each other. In other words, if you didn't have spinal discs, your spine would be nearly inflexible, preventing you from bending, twisting or even walking without experiencing severe pain. [...]

What is Carpal Tunnel?

  • 15 August 2020
  • Author: Matthew Shelly
  • Number of views: 571
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What is Carpal Tunnel?

Carpal tunnel syndrome can be brought on by prolonged wrist flexion and/or repetitive wrist movements like supermarket scanning, keyboard use, carpentry or assembly line work. Exposure to vibration or cold may also aggravate the condition. Carpal tunnel syndrome is more common in your dominant hand but frequently affects both hands. Some risk factors for developing carpal tunnel syndrome include diabetes, thyroid disease, rheumatoid arthritis, alcoholism, kidney disease and being short or overweight. Fluid retention during pregnancy is a common cause of carpal tunnel symptoms.

Golf Related Injury Prevention

Have you been hitting the course lately?

  • 6 August 2020
  • Author: Matthew Shelly
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Golf Related Injury Prevention

As most golfers can agree, swinging a club 70-100 times and chasing a ball for 3-6 miles can lead to some painful problems. Check out a handful of the most common golf-related injuries below.

We have created a video series explaining some valuable warm up, posture and mobility tips to stay healthy on the green! 

Do you have knee pain or want to take precaution to prevent it in the future?

Do you have knee pain or want to take precaution to prevent it in the future?

Check out this YouTube playlist to help you at home!

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