Understanding Multidirectional Shoulder Instability
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Understanding Multidirectional Shoulder Instability

The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the human body. While the shoulder’s remarkable flexibility allows for a wide range of motion, excessive movement can also lead to pain and instability. The shoulder is a shallow ball-and-socket joint. It is comprised of the humeral head, a ball-like structure at the top of the upper…

Navigating Menopause through Nutrition

Navigating Menopause through Nutrition

Menopause is a natural phase in a woman’s life. Hormonal changes during this time can affect different aspects of health. While menopause is experienced by all women, everyone’s journey through it is unique. Understanding the changes that occur during menopause is essential for making informed choices about nutrition. Estrogen levels decrease, and as a result,…

Should MPFL reconstruction be paired with an osteotomy?
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Should MPFL reconstruction be paired with an osteotomy?

The SHYFT Research Study: SHould You transFer the Tubercle? Medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction is a successful operation used to stabilize the kneecap in patients with patellar instability. MPFL reconstruction uses one of your tendons to reconstruct the injured ligament that attaches to your kneecap. Traditional treatment of patellar instability has often included moving the…

The Medial Patellofemoral Ligament (MPFL): The Basics 
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The Medial Patellofemoral Ligament (MPFL): The Basics 

The medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) is a ligament that connects the inner edge of the kneecap (patella) to the thigh bone (femur). Its main function is to stabilize the kneecap and prevent it from dislocating to the outside of your knee. How can injuries to the MPFL occur? Injury to the MPFL can occur if the…

PRESENTATION: #Knees4Skis: Returning After Knee Injury
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PRESENTATION: #Knees4Skis: Returning After Knee Injury

The orthopaedic surgeons at the Banff Sport Medicine Clinic perform almost 400 ACL reconstructive surgeries every ski season ~ with about 40% being due to knee injuries that occur on the ski hill! In collaboration with the BSM Clinic, the Banff Sport Medicine Foundation is please to offer this free and informative hybrid event! During this evening of exercise…

PRESENTATION: The Mental Side of Rehabilitation and Return to Activity and Performance

PRESENTATION: The Mental Side of Rehabilitation and Return to Activity and Performance

This free educational webinar for healthcare professionals, coaches, and trainers, will focus on the mental side of rehabilitation and return to activity and performance. Join us on Tuesday November 28th where our guest expert, Jackie Bardana, from Forza Consulting, will discuss the foundations of high performance in sport from a holistic athlete perspective, including sleep,…

Finding better ways to treat acute ankle sprains
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Finding better ways to treat acute ankle sprains

We’re recruiting An ankle sprain is a common injury, especially among athletes and active individuals. This type of injury occurs when the ankle moves outside of its usual range of motion and involves stretching or even tearing (partially or completely) the ligaments of the ankle. The ankle joint is made up of 3 main bones:…

Creatine supplementation for older adults: Improving muscle strength as we age
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Creatine supplementation for older adults: Improving muscle strength as we age

With aging, many adults experience decreased muscle mass and strength known as sarcopenia. In older adults, muscular strength is a major predictor of health outcomes such as falls, fractures, and mortality (1). It is therefore important to maintain adequate muscular strength to limit these poor health outcomes.