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Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS)

January 3, 2018

Definition Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS) is described as a burning sensation in the tongue or other sites in the oral cavity. It is usually idiopathic with no clinical or laboratory findings. As well as the burning or scalding sensation to the tongue or palate, symptoms may include: lack of saliva, changes to the tongue mucosa, altered taste (metallic, bitter) and temporomandibular joint pain.  This condition is relatively common, with the estimated prevalence in recent studies ranging from 0.7 to 4.6% of the general population. There is speculation that the hormonal changes of menopause may be a factor with this condition, […]

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The Lyme Disease Pandemic: Why Athletic Therapists Must Be in the Know

December 28, 2017

Anne Hartley will be hosting a cutting-edge workshop about the Lyme disease pandemic in Canada. Over the last few years, the north-eastern states of the USA saw a 320% increase in Lyme disease, while north-central states saw a 250% increase. These increases are attributed to global warming and the associated spread of ticks, which are carried by birds, deer, and more recently, mice. The ticks can be found on fields (soccer, football, rugby, etc.) and in bushes (cycling, cross training, golf). Early detection and removal of the ticks is critical, as is knowing where to send the patient and how […]

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