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Basketball Sports Injury Clinic

In a long season, injuries are sure to add up.  Have you ever wondered what the most common basketball injuries are?  We've compiled the stats.  If one of these injuries has you off of your game, speak with one of our physiotherapists to get your game back!                            
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Do I Have a Whiplash?

What is a whiplash? According to the Quebec task force whiplash injuries are defined as bony or soft tissue injuries resulting from rear-end or side impact, predominantly in motor vehicle accidents, and from other mishaps as a result of an acceleration-deceleration mechanism of energy transfer to the neck. Are car accidents the only cause of whiplash? In other words, whiplash results from a forceful hyper-extension (extreme bending backwards) and hyper-flexion (extreme bending forward) injury...
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Headache Pain Relief

Neck pain and headaches The cervical spine is the region of the spine that we often refer to as the neck.  It spans the area from the head to slightly above the shoulder blades.  Changes in movement due to poor posture, muscle imbalances and past injuries often have a variety of presentations and can result in headaches, shoulder pain, mid back and altered sensation or pain in the arms.  This blog post will discuss a very common clinical presentation of poor movement and strength of the upper n...
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Did I Tear My Achilles?

Achilles Tendon Tears By Susan Leung, PT First, Kobe Bryant tears his Achilles tendon in 2013. And just a few months ago, it was announced that Marcus Decousins had done the same. What is happening to all these NBA stars? What is the Achilles tendon? Is there something that can be done to prevent these terrible injuries if I’m a basketball player? Well, you have just landed yourself on the right blog. Prepare to be enlightened.   The Achilles Tendon We have talked about tendons in the past, ...
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Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains By: Darryl Viegas, PT One of the most common sporting injuries is a sprained ankle. Lateral ankle sprains usually occur with a rolling in (inversion) of the ankle.  Ankle sprains are often sustained during a mis-step, giving out on a pivoting movement or landing on an opponent’s foot during a jump.  If the speed of the force is too quick or great for the muscular system to react the result can be an injury to the non-muscular structures of the ankle. Anatomy of the ankle The Ta...
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