Splints and Orthotics of No Benefit for Achilles Tendinopathy

A recent systematic review with meta-analysis (for those non-science folks reading one of the highest quality studies you can have!) looked at a common treatment options for Achilles tendinopathy: exercise, orthotics and splinting. What they Measured: Researchers measured function, pain and quality of life for managing Achilles tendinopathy, and analysis 22 studies with over 1100 … Continue reading Splints and Orthotics of No Benefit for Achilles Tendinopathy

Should you get an X-Ray or Image?

I was driving around town the other day, doing errands, when I saw a sign with a message on it that I see far too often: "Taking new patients – get your first chiropractic assessment, with full x-rays!" Now, before I continue on with this article I want you to know that this is not … Continue reading Should you get an X-Ray or Image?

First Sleep, then Coffee.

The Newest Research Links Pain and Sleepiness. A new research study from Harvard Medical School brought together researchers from a pain and sleep background to look at an area not yet well studied: does sleep, or lack thereof, influence pain? Researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre determined that decreased sleep … Continue reading First Sleep, then Coffee.