September 14, 2020 Tavia Wilson

Shin Splints

Shin splints refer to that horrible pain and discomfort felt at the front of the lower leg in the area of the shinbone.  

The pain generally occurs somewhere between the knees and ankles. Shin splints are a cumulative condition, which means that if the patient doesn’t stop doing the activities that cause the pain, it will continue to get worse.

People who frequently engage in intense physical activity are far more likely to develop shin splints. This is especially true for people who play stop-start sports, such as tennis or basketball and is commonly seen in runners as well.

Homework for shin splints

Contrast heat – ice  15mins each for 1 hour
Calf stretches
Rest – no activity that bothers it
Wear compression

Compression Calf Sleeves 3.0 

Increases circulation with stabilizing compression on the calf helps to relieve shin splints, prevent cramping, and eliminate fatigue. Experience CEP’s “feel good effect” with a leg compression sleeve designed for superior comfort and performance. Perfect for running, crossfit, soccer, basketball, sports, hiking and more.

  • 20-30mmHg graduated compression
  • HEIQ clima-management cools the skin
  • Recover sore calves quicker than ever
  • Accelerated removal of lactic acid, recover during exercise
  • Superior moisture wicking fibers keeps skin fresh
  • Relieves pain from shin splints, calf cramps, and fatigue 

Matt Brennan, RMT, Personal Trainer

Hours of availability;

Monday 7:30am – 1:45pm
Tuesday 2pm – 8pm
Wednesday 7:15am – 1:45pm
Thursday 2pm – 8pm
Friday 7am – 11:30am
1st and 3rd Saturday of the month 9am – 3pm

Matt’s interest in Massage Therapy started when he had injuries of his own while growing up in competitive soccer, running, swimming and triathlon. Since then Matts interest in peoples pain is what drives his love for his career in Massage Therapy and Personal Training. He believes no one should have to be in pain daily and he loves working with clients to help diminish the pain they have. Matt also works with anyone who doesn’t have pain but wishes to keep their body healthy and strong.

When you come in for a treatment with Matt, he first does an assessment that will help him understand your injury/ concern. The Massage treatment will then be a focused plan on your goals of treatment, with then a re-assessment after your treatment to show what has got better and where may still need some work. Matt will then show you some stretches and/ or exercises that will directly benefit you and he will also help you plan what should be done in the future to avoid your daily aches and pains.




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