Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Written by  Jennifer Hyland, RMT at Leaps & Bounds Rehabilitation As we all know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. According to the Canadian Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in Canadian women. One in every 8 women get diagnosed in their lifetime; 26,300Read More…

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Leaps & Bounds at Invictus Games: Toronto 2017

During the week of September 23rd to 30th 2017, Toronto hosted the 3rd annual INVICTUS GAMES; a multi-adaptive-sport game for wounded, injured, and sick servicemen and women. The Invictus Games is the brainchild of Prince Harry, who on a trip to the Warrior Games in the USA in 2013, saw how the power of sport could help thoseRead More…

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Acupuncture and it’s Effects on Pain

This second of a 3-part blog series is written from the perspective of Dr. Patti Farrell, Chiropractor  at Leaps and Bounds: Performance Rehabilitation.  It will review what pain is, and it introduces the role contemporary medical acupuncture can play in the reduction of your pain. The International Association for the Study of Pain defines PAIN asRead More…

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PAIN: Not Just French Bread

This first of a 3-part blog series is written from the perspective of Jennifer Hyland, Registered Massage Therapist and Pat Stanziano, Sport Physiotherapist at Leaps and Bounds: Performance Rehabilitation.  It offers some insight into what pain is,  and introduces the role massage therapy can play in the reduction of your pain. Pain is a distressing sensoryRead More…

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The “FIFA 11+” – What’s all the Buzz About?

Written by: Nadia Colavecchio It is no secret that soccer is the most popular sport played in the world, with approximately 265 million playing recreationally, competitively, or professionally. As with many sports, soccer players across all levels are at risk for injury. Beginning in 2003, the FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre (F-MARC) developed anRead More…

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Concussion: What’s Really Happening & the Importance of Baseline Testing

Written By: Dr. Patti Farrell – BA(Hons), DC With all the attention in the media surrounding concussion over the past few years, it is no secret that this has been a ‘hot topic’, specifically in sports. There are many questions surrounding concussions. People often wonder, what defines a concussion? What are key symptoms of a concussionRead More…

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Quickly Resolve Back and Leg Pain

Late in the day on Saturday, I noticed that I was having some left-sided lower back pain. I figured that if I could make it to bed that night, without making it worse, then I would be fine by the next morning. Does any of this sound familiar so far??

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