Monthly Archives: August 2021

26 Aug 2021

Active Recovery Work is Crucial (especially for young athletes)

All athletes subject their bodies to tremendous physical stress.  Day after day, this type of physical impact on the human body takes its toll, even on young athletes, and injuries inevitably occur. 

26 Aug 2021
knee pain

PT beats steroid injections for knee OA . . . yet only 10% of patients are referred to PT!

Toronto – Eight physical therapy sessions spread over 4-6 weeks in patients with knee osteoarthritis provided significantly greater and longer-lasting improvements in both pain and function than a cortisone injection in a randomized, multicenter trial with 12 months of follow-up.

26 Aug 2021

Osteoarthritis and Physical Therapy

Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common joint disorders, especially in adults over the age of 60. Two of the most commonly affected joints are the hip and the knee.

26 Aug 2021

Telehealth @Aim: ALL the Details

The short answer is that it stands for “telecommunications health”.  The better answer is that it’s a long-distance appointment with your healthcare provider, using your phone or computer.  It’s a valuable option for when you can’t, or prefer not to, have an in-person visit, but still need and can benefit from treatment.  

26 Aug 2021

What is CBD?

It seems like every time you turn around these days, you bump into CBD something, from your doctor’s office to the gym, even at your local grocery store or pharmacy.  If you’re curious what CBD actually does, and why people are so excited about it, Nathan’s got you covered!

26 Aug 2021

Are you a wine glass or a tin can?

Ever wonder why one person gets hurt so easily, and the next person doesn’t?  Would you know what it meant if I asked you, “Are you a wine glass or a tin can?”  

26 Aug 2021
Backache, Pain, Back

DOMS (no, we don’t mean the champagne!)

The weather is starting to warm up, the clouds are starting to slowly become a distant memory, and all signs point to the inevitable…SUMMER IS COMING!!

25 Aug 2021

Why Do Injuries Happen in CrossFit?

While there are many underlying factors that can lead to injury in all athletes, such sleep, nutrition, hydration, stress, and prior injury, there are four other factors to consider: 

25 Aug 2021

Tell Me About Crossfit…

Most of the people in our community have heard of this style of exercise. But what is it, exactly? Technically speaking, it is constantly varied functional movements performed at high intensity across many different workout times. These workouts include elements of cardio, weight lifting, gymnastics, running, rowing, powerlifting, core training and plyometrics.

25 Aug 2021
inverted pyramid

“Flipping the Pyramid” on Healthcare Norms

In the typical medical model that we have all become accustomed to, there are a series of events that follow an injury: rest, see a physician if symptoms persist, get tests/to take medications, follow up with a physician, and maybe, finally get a referral to physical therapy.