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  1. Hip Pain from Running – Causes and Tips for Preventing Running Related Injuries

    Hip pain is a common issue suffered by many athletes, especially runners. This is largely due to the hip joint playing such a crucial role in flexibility, stability and power during running. The hip is the body’s second-largest weight-bearing joint (after the knee) and functions as a ball and socket joint. The “ball-like” head of…

  2. What is Cupping Therapy?

    Cupping is a treatment technique used by manual therapists including myotherapists and complementary health practitioners to relieve musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. How does cupping work? Traditionally a flammable substance is placed in a cup and set on fire. As the fire goes out, the air inside the cup cools creating a vacuum and the cup…

  3. Dry Needling vs. Acupuncture

    As a physiotherapist, I frequently use dry needling as a treatment modality and one of the most common questions I get asked is – what is the difference between dry needling and acupuncture. Dry needling and acupuncture both involve puncturing the skin with thin filament needles for therapeutic purposes. While they use similar needles and…