Chronic Low Back Pain?
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  Download the Chronic Low Back Pain – So Your Back Hurts… brochure. The Institue of Health Economics, and Towards Optimal Practice, Alberta, have developed a brochure to help provide you and your health team with a better understanding of … Read More

Learning to Roll with Flare-ups
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  Dr. Bronnwyn Thompson provides pragmatic information on recognising and managing flare-ups, and has some cautionary words and sage advice for healthcare practitioners. “Identify your early warning signs Even though a flare-up can feel like it’s come from out of … Read More

Choosing Wisely Canada
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Got Back Pain? How Do You Know if You Need That Test? Choosing Wisely Canada can help you, and the health care professionals you work with, make that decision. Choosing Wisely Canada started in April, 2014, and consists of a … Read More

On Well-Being
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  Well-being, or feeling happy and in good health can sometimes be a challenge. Life has its ups and downs and stressful periods that can come with more general aches, pains and tensions. A flare-up of old symptoms can occur … Read More

On Injury and Rehabilitation
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Injury can occur with day to day activity like a slip and fall, or from occasional or competitive sporting activities, an accident, or repetative motions over long periods of time. Minor injuries like sprains and strains are self-limiting and will … Read More

On Pain
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Acute pain comes on suddenly and can be extremely uncomfortable. Sometimes there seems to be no good reason for it. Sometimes it comes on at the time of an injury, or it could be hours later. The good news is … Read More

Your Therapist is a Tool.
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Now that I have your attention… Your therapist isn’t a tool in the urban dictionary sense of the word, which is basically the equivalent of an idiot. Your therapist is a tool in more of a “means to an end” … Read More

Patient Guide for Acute Low Back Pain
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Health Quality Ontario: Get High Quality Care with an Episode of Acute Low Back Pain There’s a lot of misinformation out there about what happens when low back pain occurs. This resource from Health Quality Ontario will help to ensure you can … Read More

Patient Perspectives @ The San Diego Pain Summit
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Living With Pain: the Patient’s Perspective The following presentation gives voice to the patient and shows clinicians how patients perceive their care. Guests share their experiences with musculoskeletal therapists about trying to find a healthcare practitioner to listen to their journey … Read More

Pain and Scans
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When The Scans Are Clean Have you visited your doctor about back or shoulder pain, had a scan and been told that there is nothing that can be found to explain your symptoms? That’s a pretty common experience, but can … Read More

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