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About Dr. Jory Basso

Downtown Toronto Professor, Chiropractor, Sports Therapist, Strength & Conditioning Specialist. I have an immense passion for all things health and fitness!

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What meat IS HEALTHY? Grass Fed Beef Health Rant #1

Grass Fed Beef is Healthy Meat to Eat We all have to make a collective effort to consume less meat. Meat production is very hard on the Earth and there is often cruelty to animals. The World Health Organization (WHO) reported recently that eating processed meats and red meat may increase your chance of cancer.… Continue Reading

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Downtown Toronto Professor, Chiropractor, Sports Therapist, Strength & Conditioning Specialist. I have an immense passion for all things health and fitness! Contact Dr. Jory

Get Your Cleanse On Smoothie

This spinach, kale, greens, and fruit smoothie will have you feeling lean and clean after the holiday indulgences. Is your belly about to explode? Are you in need of a detox? If you are like me and most of the population you’ve been indulging in holiday feasts, eating way more quantity and sweets than usual. Are feeling… Continue Reading

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Downtown Toronto Professor, Chiropractor, Sports Therapist, Strength & Conditioning Specialist. I have an immense passion for all things health and fitness! Contact Dr. Jory

Winter Activities Require Good Core Strength

Strengthen the core so you can do more! Winter is a time that some tend to go into hibernation mode. But if you really want to embrace winter you need to get outside and enjoy it! Let’s face it – Canadians face harsh, long winters but if you do outdoor activities you may actually enjoy… Continue Reading

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Downtown Toronto Professor, Chiropractor, Sports Therapist, Strength & Conditioning Specialist. I have an immense passion for all things health and fitness! Contact Dr. Jory

Why I do Dumb Things

Extreme Sports Allure – Go with the Flow! After breaking my ribs for the third time in three years while wakeskating this summer I started to come to the realization that maybe I shouldn’t do this anymore. Some might say ‘Why the *@!* did it take three broken ribs to realize this?’ Am I just… Continue Reading

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Downtown Toronto Professor, Chiropractor, Sports Therapist, Strength & Conditioning Specialist. I have an immense passion for all things health and fitness! Contact Dr. Jory

One Year Post Surgery Update

Four knee surgeries later – SUCCESS! Lateral Cartilage Transplant/Femoral Microfracture procedure helps Doctor ride bike again. Almost exactly a year ago I was under the knife for a fourth time to remove scar tissue and manipulate my knee under anesthetic to get more range of motion back. I had been stuck at 90 degrees of… Continue Reading

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Downtown Toronto Professor, Chiropractor, Sports Therapist, Strength & Conditioning Specialist. I have an immense passion for all things health and fitness! Contact Dr. Jory

Defeat Diabetes

Have you ever wondered what the heck Diabetes actually is?  This is something you better figure out as Diabetes rates have doubled in Canada in the past decade! It is estimated that things will get worse before they get better especially with our childhood obesity epidemic. So what the heck is actually happening with Diabetes? Simply put Type… Continue Reading

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Downtown Toronto Professor, Chiropractor, Sports Therapist, Strength & Conditioning Specialist. I have an immense passion for all things health and fitness! Contact Dr. Jory

Eat Fat – Yes I Said EAT FAT!!!

Everything you need to know about fat Get your fat on! … WHAT!? Most are looking to shed fat. Virtually no-one wants to gain fat but it is time you changed your view on eating fat. EATING GOOD FAT DOES NOT MAKE US FAT!  Let’s start with a quick nutrition lesson. There are 3 macro-molecules… Continue Reading

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Downtown Toronto Professor, Chiropractor, Sports Therapist, Strength & Conditioning Specialist. I have an immense passion for all things health and fitness! Contact Dr. Jory

6 Months Post Surgery Update – Meniscal Transplant/Microfracture

Knee Cartilage Transplant/Microfracture Surgery a Success! After a grueling two surgeries and a very challenging rehab over the past six months I have achieved my goal of riding to work again! Does that mean my knee is perfect? No – but it does feel about 85% better. My range of motion has improved from around… Continue Reading

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Downtown Toronto Professor, Chiropractor, Sports Therapist, Strength & Conditioning Specialist. I have an immense passion for all things health and fitness! Contact Dr. Jory

Knee Surgery Number Four – Three Weeks Post

The Range of Motion Battle Continues Roughly four months after a very invasive and challenging cartilage transplant/microfracture knee surgery I was under the knife again for a ‘clean up’ surgery. Why? The toughest challenge in the recovery/rehab has been trying to get full range of motion back – specifically knee flexion. At the three month… Continue Reading

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Downtown Toronto Professor, Chiropractor, Sports Therapist, Strength & Conditioning Specialist. I have an immense passion for all things health and fitness! Contact Dr. Jory

10 Weeks Post Cartilage Transplant/Microfracture Surgery Update

Farewell to Crutches! After a very invasive cartilage transplant/microfracture knee surgery I can finally WALK AGAIN! My post surgery updates haven’t been as frequent as I had hoped but life has gotten in the way. We bought a house and moved 2weeks after my surgery and we are expecting our 2nd child soon. I’m also… Continue Reading

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Downtown Toronto Professor, Chiropractor, Sports Therapist, Strength & Conditioning Specialist. I have an immense passion for all things health and fitness! Contact Dr. Jory

Walking in Water – The Less Discussed Miracle

Cool Water Walking – A Great Post Surgery Rehab Tool Four weeks post microfracture/cartilage transplant knee surgery I went to a beautiful cottage in Georgian Bay, Ontario for a week of recovery/relaxation. Being on the beach everyday walking barefoot did wonders for me both physically and mentally as I recovered from a very invasive knee procedure.… Continue Reading

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Downtown Toronto Professor, Chiropractor, Sports Therapist, Strength & Conditioning Specialist. I have an immense passion for all things health and fitness! Contact Dr. Jory

Day 12 Post Cartilage Transplant/Microfracture Surgery Update

Almost Two Weeks After Getting Surgery Doctor Shares His Progress Cold Turkey – No More Pain Medications In my previous post, Percocet – An Honest Review, I discussed how this opioid pain medication with controversial oxycodone helped me through the darkest days of pain in the seven days after surgery. I also talked about the… Continue Reading

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Downtown Toronto Professor, Chiropractor, Sports Therapist, Strength & Conditioning Specialist. I have an immense passion for all things health and fitness! Contact Dr. Jory

Percocet – An Honest Review

Doctor Gives Perspective on Percocet Post Knee Surgery Here I am five days post knee surgery and still taking percocet, a combination of oxycodone and acetaminophen. I was prescribed 1-2 pills every 4hrs for pain. The strength prescribed was the second weakest (Percocet 5/325 – 5mg oxycodone/325mg acetaminophen). I rarely ever take pain medication even… Continue Reading

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Downtown Toronto Professor, Chiropractor, Sports Therapist, Strength & Conditioning Specialist. I have an immense passion for all things health and fitness! Contact Dr. Jory

The Day I Finally Got a Cartilage Transplant

Surgeon Performs a Microfracture and Cartilage Transplant After 18 years of knee pain and two prior knee surgeries I underwent my third knee surgery three days ago at Women’s College Hospital – a state of the art new hospital in Toronto. What did the surgery consist of? The anesthesiologists performed a femoral nerve block (to… Continue Reading

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Downtown Toronto Professor, Chiropractor, Sports Therapist, Strength & Conditioning Specialist. I have an immense passion for all things health and fitness! Contact Dr. Jory

Knee Surgery Cartilage Transplant – Episode 1 Doctor/Patient – Mental Preparation

Follow Dr. Jory through a challenging journey as he undergoes a cartilage transplant surgery and transforms from Doctor to Patient Check out these other posts: The Day I Was Supposed to Get Surgery and Knee Surgery Cartilage Transplant Part 1 of 2 Stay tuned for Dr. Jory’s next blogpost as he takes you through his… Continue Reading

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Downtown Toronto Professor, Chiropractor, Sports Therapist, Strength & Conditioning Specialist. I have an immense passion for all things health and fitness! Contact Dr. Jory

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