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Knee osteoarthritis – part 2

Knee osteoarthritis - part 2

This is a follow on from my last post and my time at the World Congress of Physiotherapy held in Amsterdam earlier this year. Is running bad for knee cartilage?  Can it cause knee OA? Ans Van Ginckel, a research physiotherapist from Ghent University in Belgium and her colleagues compared the changes in thickness of knee cartilage in 9 previously sedentary young women (20-40 y) who participated in a 10 week, 5 km beginners running program, with 10 sedentary controls.  Thicker cartilage is generally desirable as it is better able … Read the rest of this post »

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Trouble in high heels…

Trouble in high heels...

  It’s summer on the west coast. Here in Vancouver, BC, the sun shines and most of us take vacation of some sort (hence the lack of posts over the past few weeks). But of course I’m not the only one who gets to take a break. Many of my fashionable clients (you know who you are) do the same thing, ditching their habitual high heels for something altogether flatter and more modest. For most people it’s a fairly easy transition with barely a whimper from their perpetually tight calf muscles. … Read the rest of this post »

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