Author Archives: admin

26 Aug 2021
Jay working

Treating “Pseudosciatica”

I love fitness and being able to move my body when and how I want. I love challenging it with new loads, movements, and activities that build muscle, increase mobility, and are fun. This keeps my stress low and energy up while building a foundation of strength and resiliency that I carry with me throughout my day. Fortunately, I get to treat others like me at AIM. 

26 Aug 2021
BFR Arrm

Blood Flow Restriction (BFR): How & Why It Helps You

Blood flow restriction has become an increasingly popular tool for rehabilitation due to its application of increasing muscle activation and strength while using light resistance. Although BFR has been around since 1966, recent utility in rehabilitation has led to improved research on its application with strength gains for post-surgical patients and helping older adults improve mobility. This post will discuss some basic concepts of BFR and how it is helpful for our patients.

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: