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How to Come Back Stronger After ACL Surgery

May 16, 2017 Dr. Trevor Vander Doelen Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries are quite common and affect approximately 250 000 people per year.  Athletes playing sports involving jumping, pivoting, and hard cutting such as basketball, soccer, and football are at … Read more

Are Your Hamstrings Weak or Tight?

By Tom Feeney DC, ART There are a few different reasons why a hamstring can feel tight. Sometimes your hamstrings don’t stretch because your brain senses instability and it “tightens ” your hamstrings. This is easy to test for and fix. … Read more

FICS interviews Dr. Mark Scappaticci

Recently the International Federation of Sports Chiropractic interviewed Dr Mark Scappaticci, the FIT INSTITUTE founder about his career as a leading sports chiropractor. Dr Scap talks about his specialized approach to treating high profile athletes and active individuals in the … Read more

The Road to Sochi

By Christopher Klachan, DC, BSc, CSCS, It was early October and I was on my way to the airport, looking forward to 7 days of sun and surfing in Brazil. As per the usual arrangement, I presented my passport at the … Read more

Plantar Fasciitis/Plantar Fasciosis

By Stephanie Canestraro, BSC, (HON), D.C., AP. Plantar fasciitis involves pain and inflammation at the insertion of the plantar fascia – a fibrous band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot connecting your heel bone to your … Read more

Using Ice for Injuries

By Dr. James Ho BHSc, DC A recurring question asked by patients is whether they should ice and how. Until recently, the efficacy and common use of ice (cryotherapy) was rarely questioned. However, with the popularity of the Crossfit workout … Read more

Sticking to New Year Resolutions

By Melissa Givelos, DC For many people the start of the new year, signals the start of a “New You”. Resolutions are made January 1st with high hopes of maintaining good new habits for the year to come but for the … Read more