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Posted Tuesday, December 07, 2010

This week, we received a kind note from a patient that made us feel warm n' fuzzy:  ... FULL POST

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Getting Past Elbow Pain

Posted Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Is elbow pain keeping you from working comfortably everyday or engaging in your favourite activities like golf, tennis or gardening?  ... FULL POST

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Posted Monday, April 05, 2010

For many Vancouverites, the spring season often means spring training. Long-distance running is one of the best ways to maintain a healthy body weight and cardiovascular endurance, but the high impact can often leave runners susceptible to overuse injuries such as shin splints, ankle sprains and strains, iliotibial band (ITB) syndrome, plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, and compromised ligaments and tendons of the knee joint.   ... FULL POST

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