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Get A Grip On Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Posted on: November 6th, 2018 by Lloyd Tapper

Do you have numbness, burning and tingling in your hands? Is the pain worse at night? Does the loss of grip strength make it difficult to hold things? Is it getting hard for you to do your job?  If this sounds like you, you may be suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome, or CTS. What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve that runs down the underside […]

Chronic pain management: nutrition and diet
Posted on: October 6th, 2018 by Lindsay Walker

Management of chronic pain requires a multi-faceted approach.  This blog will deal with the eating habits you can develop to help reduce the impact that your diet may have on your pain. It is generally recommended to avoid anything that is sugary and processed.  Besides fried foods and candy, some unhealthy foods that are not quite […]

Step up…PRP Now Recommended For Osteoarthritis
Posted on: July 20th, 2018 by Lloyd Tapper

If you’re a young adult with hip or knee arthritis, you know how limited your treatment options can be. When weight management, physiotherapy and medications don’t provide relief, you may be required to wait until age 65 to qualify for a joint replacement. The time between non-surgical treatment failure and the time when patients qualify for a joint replacement is often referred to by doctors as the “treatment gap“.  Now, thanks to a new […]

Treatment for back/neck pain – how do I know what works?
Posted on: July 12th, 2018 by Lindsay Walker

Do you have persistent neck or back pain, and are frustrated that it is hanging around too long, like a bad houseguest?  At CSA we provide a variety of different types of treatment specific to the diagnosis that you have, and that can be different for everyone.  Lots of my patients have found that a […]

I Feel Your Back Pain
Posted on: June 15th, 2018 by Dawn Payne

Back pain can be annoying and even debilitating. I know because I’ve been there. Over 25 years ago, I fell off a horse and broke my back. That was the beginning of my several year challenge with back pain. The next year, I got bucked off again – and this time I broke my pelvis. And […]

The Secret is Out on Platelet Rich Plasma
Posted on: March 7th, 2018 by Dawn Payne

As a physiotherapist for the past 23 years, I’ve seen a lot of progress in our profession and in pain management. One of the more recent advances is in the use of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for joint, tendon, ligament and muscle injuries. This is an exciting opportunity for people with injuries that haven’t resolved […]

Arthritic Joint Pain – Will Platelet Rich Plasma Work?
Posted on: March 7th, 2018 by Lloyd Tapper

As a specialist in ultrasound guided regenerative medicine, many of my clients have questions about platelet rich plasma therapy (PRP). Specifically, they want to know if PRP will help with their arthritic joint pain. They also want to know if PRP will help them move more easily. Put simply, the answer is yes. PRP is effective in reducing joint pain and […]

Steroid Injections – Concerns for Knee Osteoarthritis
Posted on: March 7th, 2018 by Dawn Payne

In the medical field, we have often recommended steroid injections to help patients manage arthritic knee pain. That may soon change. There is new information and research that is now being discovered. Why have steroid injections been used for knee osteoarthritis? Knee osteoarthritis can be quite painful and can limit your ability to do the […]

Effective Treatment for Chronic Body Pain and Stiffness
Posted on: February 23rd, 2018 by Nicole Petryliak

Whether you’re young, aging, athletic, hard working or more sedentary, you’ve likely experienced body pain or stiffness at some point in your life. Often it goes away on it’s own, but sometimes it can become more bothersome and chronic. What can cause body pain and stiffness? A common variable I’ve noticed over the past 5 […]

I’m done therapy after my car accident but I still hurt! What do I do?
Posted on: February 12th, 2018 by Cory Choma

News flash:   Coverage is available for whiplash therapy after a car accident even if you have been discharged and/or your insurance company has told you coverage has been exhausted.   Programs that cover therapy after a car accident may cover you for up to 2 years.  Extending beyond this critical time requires litigation to […]

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