Chiropractic

McKenzie Method Institute Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy

Do McKenzie Therapists Have Extra Training?

You may have heard about the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT), but are not exactly sure what the goals of the program are or what the exercises entail. A common misconception is that the McKenzie approach only comprises exercises…
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7 Good Reasons to Visit a Chiropractor: an Overview of the Evidence

A Chiropractor is a highly trained and skilled primary healthcare practitioner who conservatively manages musculoskeletal disorders in a multimodal and evidence-based paradigm. It is important to note that Chiropractic is not a technique, but a profession in which several types of…
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Clinical Considerations for Shoulder Instability

Shoulder instability is a relatively common condition seen in orthopaedic and sports medicine settings. The shoulder joint is inherently predisposed to instability because of its bony architecture: like a golf ball on a tee. The incidence of traumatic shoulder instability…
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Physical Activity and Chronic Disease

Regular exercise, and physical activity in general, is an important health promotion intervention that reduces the risk of a variety of chronic diseases, including coronary heart disease (CHD), type 2 diabetes (T2D), high blood pressure (HBP) and obesity. While the evidence is…
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The Importance of Physical Exercise in the Elderly

The ageing process results in an array of functional (e.g., reduced balance and strength), neurological (e.g., reduced sensations and motor control), muscular (e.g., reduced muscle size and tone), and bone-related (e.g., osteoporosis) deteriorations. These changes put the elderly population at a…
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Tendinopathy: Evidence-Based Management Strategies

Tendon injuries can be acute (sudden) or chronic (longstanding), and caused by intrinsic or extrinsic factors, either alone or in combination. Tendinopathy is a common cause of disability and accounts for a significant proportion of overuse injuries in sports. Conservative…
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