Dr. Kyle Aram's Latest Posts

Dr. Kyle: Diet Do’s and Don’ts for 2019

  Looking to start a new diet in 2019? Here are a few tips on what to avoid and what to incorporate into your nutritional regime this year. FATS ARE GOOD The human body is designed to process and burn fats as one of its primary energy sources. Fat enhances food digestion and nutrient absorption. […]

| January 7th 2019

Dr. Kyle: Debunking the Salt Myth

Do you pay attention to how much sodium you take in? Maybe you should! It turns out that sodium may not be as bad as we previously thought. In fact, sodium is essential for many metabolic processes. Sodium is responsible for regulating blood pressure, maintaining blood volume and is required for neuron function and signal […]

| January 3rd 2019

Dr. Kyle: Sport Injury Rehabilitation

  There are many factors to consider before clearing an athlete to return to sport. Time since injury, improvements in range of motion and increases in joint stability are all good metrics to evaluate before giving an athlete the green light. Many rehabilitation programs focus primarily on enhancing maximal muscle strength. Current research suggests that […]

| December 17th 2018

Dr. Kyle: Can Changes in Weather Predict Pain?

    I always thought my grandma was crazy when she’d say I can “feel” a storm coming as she’d rub her knees. To my surprise, her knees were often better at predicting the weather than our local news. How come? It’s believed that changes in barometric pressure can lead to increases in musculoskeletal pain. […]

| December 4th 2018

Tips for Snow Shovelling

  Don’t Let the Snow Get You Down Winter weather can pack a punch and, with the season’s heavy snowfalls, injuries often result. Improper snow shovelling is often to blame. But shovelling out after a storm doesn’t have to leave you stiff and sore. With a little know-how, you can clear your driveway without the […]

| November 16th 2018

The Back Squat: Tips from Dr. Kyle

Advanced Squatting Technique     The back squat is one of the most popular and important exercises in the development of lower body strength. Maximal back squat performance shows strong correlations with improved athletic ability. Although this is one of the most common exercises in strength and conditioning programs there is still variation in coaching […]

| October 16th 2018

Concussion Management: What you need to know.

What is a concussion? A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that causes a temporary disturbance in brain cells. A concussion is sustained when there is a sudden acceleration or deceleration of the brain inside the skull. The most common cause of a concussion is a direct impact to the head. A significant hit elsewhere […]

| September 25th 2018

Tips to Improve Your Running

Do you want to run farther? Run faster? Or simply run with greater ease? These tips are for you!     Cadence • Try to run at a rate of 180steps/min. This will help decrease the force per stride on your knees, reduce risk of injury and minimize wear-and-tear on the joints. Mid-foot Strike • […]

| September 21st 2018

The Role of Physical Therapy Postpartum

Concerned about post-pregnancy recovery?     During and after pregnancy, many women experience abdominal muscle seperation caused by stretching and thinning of the inter-abdominal connective tissue. This condition is known as Diastasis recti and is characterized by a >2cm separation of the rectus abdominis muscles at the level of the umbilicus. Many women will describe […]

| September 17th 2018

Improving Cognitive Function in Older Adults

The prevalence of Alzheimer’s and various forms of dementia are on the rise in western society and scientists and doctors alike are looking for ways to prevent and combat these horrible diseases . Luckily, recent studies have found promising strategies to reduce the rate of cognitive decline as we age. For many years research has […]

| August 28th 2018