Category Archives : Conditions

Women’s Health Issues

We often find that talking about problems “down there” is embarrassing or taboo. Examples of these health problems are the following: There are certain health conditions that specifically affect women at different times in their lives and require the care of a certified medical practitioner. Post-Natal Conditions A woman’s body undergoes great changes both during […]

Whiplash Neck Sprain

A whiplash neck sprain occurs when your head is suddenly jolted backwards and forwards in a whip-like movement, usually caused by motor car accidents known as a “rear-ender.” These movements generate considerable force, typically causing the neck to move far beyond the normal range of movement and causes damage to the delicate supporting structures of […]

TMJ Dysfunction (TMD or TMJD)

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the joint between the temporal bone of the skull and the mandible or jaw. The TMJ can be easily felt just in front of the ear, when you open and close your mouth. It is a synovial joint, meaning it has a joint capsule and synovial fluid to lubricate and […]

Subluxation

A subluxation is a condition wherein a vertebra or a region of the spine has lost its proper alignment and capacity for movement in relation to its neighbouring vertebrae. In short, this is when your spinal vertebrae are out of normal alignment. This creates disturbance, irritation, tension, and pressure on the nerves in and around […]

Stress

During our busy everyday lives, we experience different forms of stress such as physical stress (accidents, falls, lifting heavy objects, etc.), emotional stress (responsibilities, work, divorce, etc.), and chemical stress (processed foods, drugs, water pollution, etc.) These stresses can often cascade into other problems that may lead to negative structural changes in the spinal bones. […]

Sports Injuries

A sports injury may involve damage to one or a number of structures: muscles, ligaments, joints, tendons, and bones. The severity of the injury can often be assessed by the degree of pain, swelling and inability to use the damaged part of the body. Muscle Injuries Muscle fibres may tear if the muscle is overstretched […]

Soft Tissue Injury

Soft tissue injury is an injury to any of the soft tissues of the body. The soft tissues that often get injured are muscles, tendons, and ligaments. These injuries often occur during sports and exercise activities, but sometimes simple everyday activities can cause an injury. Sprains, strains, and contusions, as well as tendinitis and bursitis, […]

Shoulder Pain

Painful shoulder conditions that limit movement are very common, and are often caused by injuries affecting the shoulder joint, muscles, tendons, ligaments and cartilage. It is possible to do more movements with the arm than with any other part of the body. The arm is such a useful tool that it’s a pity there are […]

Shoulder Injuries

Your shoulders are composed of large muscles that regularly exert themselves when carrying, lifting, pushing, and pulling. All these movements you will do countless times over your life time. Because of the extent of its use, shoulder injuries are commonplace. ‘Shoulder’ is a colloquial term used to describe a four jointed system: Shoulder injuries will […]

Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a progressive, lateral curvature of the spine. It is a medical disorder common to people whose spine or vertebral column becomes misaligned through a 3-dimensional deviation. Three-dimensional, meaning, it can be viewed on the X-ray as resembling a letter “C” or “S” instead of the normal straight line. The word scoliosis came from […]