Monthly Archives: February 2012

Common Ski Injuries and How To Prevent Them

Skiing can be a fun winter sport, and like all sports, presents risks of injuries and pain from skiing mishaps. The most common ski injuries are:   Knee Sprains The most common skiing injury of all times, knee sprains happen when a ligament around the knee joint is injured by tearing or stretching too far. […]

Common Scoliosis Questions

What is Scoliosis? Everyone’s spine has natural curves. These curves round our shoulders and make our lower back curve slightly inward. But some people have spines that also curve from side to side, and rotate. Unlike poor posture, these curves can’t be corrected simply by learning to stand up straight.   This condition of side-to-side […]

Patellar Tendonitis

The patellar tendon connects the kneecap (the patella) to the shin bone. This is part of the ‘extensor mechanism’ of the knee, and together with the quadriceps muscle and the quadriceps tendon, these structures allow your knee to straighten out, and provide strength for this motion. The patellar tendon, like other tendons, is made of […]