Articles & Health Tips

Physio can be just as good as surgery for one type of lower back pain

A type of lower back pain, called lumbar stenosis, can be treated with surgery. According to a recently published study, physical therapy can work just as well and has fewer complications.

The real cause of ilio-tibial band syndrome

I’ve been saying for years not to roll your IT Band. First of all it hurts like heck! Secondly, you could hang a car off it, it’s not meant to be stretched! You stretch/IMS/massage tensor fascia latae and all gluteals to “release” ITB: “Their detailed analysis confirmed that the iliotibial band itself is extremely rigid and resistant to stretch, since it lengthened less than 0.2 percent with a maximum voluntary contraction.

Paper I co-presented to the Trial Lawyers of BC 2013

Spinopelvic ring dysfunction effects 60-70% of those with chronic low back pain (LBP) and the lack of effective diagnosis and treatment is a leading reason why many do not recover from chronic LBP.

Crash course on IMS technique from the man himself: Dr. Chan Gunn

Introduction Chronic myofascial pain – or chronic pain that occurs in the musculoskeletal system when there is no obvious injury or inflammation – often defies diagnosis and treatment. Medications and commonly available physical therapies usually give only temporary relief: many patients, therefore, wander from therapist to therapist in a vain… Read More »

Paper on spinal instability by a biomechanical genius and huge inspiration: Dr. Manohar Panjabi

Manohar M. Panjabi obtained his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Birla College of Engineering, Pilani, India, and his PhD degree in machine design from Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden. He has held various faculty positions at Yale University. He is currently a professor in the Departments of Orthopaedics… Read More »

Malalignment Syndrome Explained

Here is a summary of Dr. Wolf Schamberger’s Malalignment Syndrome. Dr. Schamberger is a local physiatrist who has written one of the most important biomechanical evaluation books of our time. Pelvic obliquity is often overlooked as the source of chronic spinal, hip and knee pain. Part of the genesis of… Read More »