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Part 2: Treating What Can't Be Seen: Neurological, Psychological, and Physical Symptom Management in Mild TBI Patients


Mild traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are among the most frustrating from a treatment perspective, for both patients and health care professionals.


Part 1. The Invisible Injury: Diagnosing Concussions and Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries.


The spotlight is currently shining bright on mild traumatic brain injuries (TBI), particularly concussions.


Fibromyalgia Part 2: Individualized Treatment Options for A Challenging Disease


Fibromyalgia is a condition that can present significant challenges when attempting to provide treatment recommendations.


Fibromyalgia Part 1: The Complexities of Diagnosis


Fibromyalgia affects more than half a million Canadians, according to the most recent data available from Statistics Canada.


Part 2: Chronic Pain


Treating Chronic Pain on the Modern Medical Landscape


Part 1: Chronic Pain


Separating Chronic Pain from Injury and Illness: Challenges In Diagnosis


Part 2: Dosing, Side Effects and Workplace Considerations


Part 2 of a series of articles about Cannabis/Medical Marijuana


Part 1: Overview of Cannabis/Medical Marijuana


Part 1 of a series of articles about Cannabis/Medical Marijuana


Functional Abilities Evaluations


Functional Abilities Evaluations (FAEs) offer a process of measuring, recording, and analyzing an individual’s ability to safely perform a number of functions. It is a useful tool in determining an individual’s physical capabilities and restrictions, potential for return to pre-injury employment, housekeeping, and normal life activities.


JSAs / WSAs / PDAs – Sorting out Workplace Requirements


There are several terms associated with completing a Job Site Assessment (or Analysis). JSA - Job Site Assessment/Analysis, WSA - Work Site Assessment or PDA - Physical Demands Analysis. All of which are objective methods of examining a particular job and breaking down that job into individual task requirements and tolerances. The main differentiating factor in the use of the different assessment terms is the method in which the data was collected. However for simplicity, these assessments will collectively be referred to here as a “JSA”.