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How To Improve Sleep Quality

By Dr. Adam Amodeo, ND Sleep Quality Do you have trouble sleeping? You're not alone. Poor sleep quality is a common problem.   1/3 of the population experiences insomnia to some degree. Poor sleep quality is characterized by one or more of the following: difficulty falling asleep, difficulty maintaining sleep, waking too early, and non-refreshing sleep. It is considered acute if it occurs one night per week, and chronic if occurring for at least three nights per week for a month or more. Sl...
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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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