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Pregnancy – abdominal muscle split…

Pregnancy - abdominal muscle split...

Split down the Middle? I recently had the opportunity to attend a lecture put on by the renowned Diane Lee on a relatively common yet often undiagnosed problem called Diastasis Rectus Abdominus (DRA). Diane has vast knowledge and experience in dealing with pelvic girdle or sacroiliac pain and dysfunction and is an excellent speaker, so it was a pleasure to hear her talk on this subject. DRA is a condition that involves a separation of the two long abdominal muscles that run vertically down the middle of our abdomen, the … Read the rest of this post »

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Knee update… The ACL and it’s link to osteoarthrosis

Knee update... The ACL and it's link to osteoarthrosis

I recently had the opportunity to join my collegues Dean and Matt at the “Recent Advances in Clinical Sports Medicine” Conference. This year the knee and hip were the focus. Of particular interest to me was the latest information in regards to the ACL deficient knee, as I see quite a few ACL injuries in the clinic. Typically the ACL is injured when the knee is forced into excessive rotation (for example in soccer when the foot is planted and the leg gets twisted, especially in a bent position). Unfortunately in these situations … Read the rest of this post »

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