When looking into “broken backs”, there are two issues that determine whether or not the injury is super serious, or just kind of serious. This lies with whether or not the fracture is stable or unstable

How is it possible for an NFL quarterback to play in a game less than two weeks after breaking his back?

On December 9th, the star quarterback for the Carolina Panthers, Cam Newton rolled his truck in a two-vehicle accident. While strapped to a spine board, paramedics took him from the scene. He was later x-rayed and diagnosed with two fractured transverse processes (TVP) in his back.

The concern is that up to 15% of patients diagnosed with a concussion will continue to experience persistent problems such as reduced functional ability, heightened emotional distress, and delayed return to work or school. 

Why is everyone talking about concussions?

Lately, discussions surrounding concussions have really risen to the surface in the sport world; and by all rights, it should be a topic of hot conversation. Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality. Many survivors of mTBI deal with persistent difficulties for years post injury.

When looking at wheelchair bound individuals, each individual pattern of movement is different from the next.

Sitting, back pain, head aches...why??

A few weekends ago, I was afforded the opportunity to work with BC Wheelchair Basketball as they hosted a Canada West tournament. This tournament was in preparation for the upcoming Canada winter games taking place in Prince George.

For the most part, running injuries are overuse injuries.

What is with this barefoot running thing?

It is widely acknowledged that between 30% and 80% of runners experience running-related injuries per year.

In 2013, the European college of sports and exercise physicians conference concluded that lumbar, lumbar-head and cervico-thoracic angles are significantly altered from an instructed/ideal sitting posture after 10-30 minutes of prolonged sitting.

Ill posture? Lets fix it.

Sit up straight; pull your shoulders back; stop slouching. How many times have we heard these cues in our lifetime? I can remember coming home from school as a youngster and hearing my mother tell me these things. Of course this is after I put down my overtly full backpack full of lunch, snacks, books etc...