Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition located along the bottom of the foot, predominantly in the arch area. It is caused by overuse of the arch tendon (plantar fascia) of the foot; and if you’ve ever suffered from Plantar Fasciitis, you know that this can be one of … Read More
It’s summer time and with the months of longer days and the much-anticipated sunshine comes the need for protecting your skin from sun damage. One of the easiest ways that we can do that is by using sunscreen, and the options seem endless.
Iliotibial Band Syndrome is one of the most common overuse injuries for runners. The IT band is a ligament that runs down the outside of the thigh, from the hip to the shin, helping to stabilize and mobilize the knee joint. If it becomes too tight or inflamed … Read More
‘Runner’s Knee’ is the nickname given to the condition Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS). It is a common issue amongst runners, both recreational and competitive. Generally characterized by pain or discomfort where the kneecap (patella) rests on the thigh bone (femur), it can range from mild to severe in … Read More
What is vertigo?
Vertigo is a particular type of dizziness that makes you feel like your environment is moving around you, and it is often accompanied with feelings of nausea. Vertigo and dizziness are symptoms that can be related to a variety of health issues, including cardiovascular disease, anxiety, neurological disorders, … Read More
It’s that time of year again when the garden beckons for our attention! After a few months of inactivity – for the garden blossoms and your outdoor gardening activity – it’s easy to overdo it when you do get back outside.
When an injury occurs, it can often be difficult to determine just how severe an injury is – or even what type of an injury you have. Strains and sprains are similar but different and they can be hard to assess. A sprain or a strain of a … Read More
Rheumatoid arthritis has taken a step into the spotlight for many during the Winter Olympics. Canadian athlete, Spencer O’Brien (snowboard) has spoken openly about her journey with a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis and how it has affected her life and sport. Debunking the misconception that arthritis, in its many … Read More