Hockey Injury Prevention Tips for Kids

Hockey is a favorite sport for children and adults – but it has injury risks that cause many parents to worry about the wellbeing of their kids. Injuries occur with players at any level, and knowing how to prevent them increases your child’s safety and ensures that they continue to…

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When we think of hip pain, we often think of a tightness or a lack of flexibility that restricts movement and leads to pain while performing specific functions. However, while tightness can be a factor so too can a lack of strength or stability. As a ball and socket joint,…

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Given that the average person takes between 5,000 to 10,000 steps a day (or roughly 185,000km over a lifetime), it’s not surprising that we see a large number of patients suffering from various types of acute and chronic foot pain including things like tendonitis, heel spurs, bunions or Morton’s Neuroma…

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Chronic, low-grade, systemic inflammation is a primary factor in many chronic diseases or conditions including depression, osteoarthritis, obesity, heart disease and much more. The good news, however, is that by making some simple changes to your lifestyle and to your diet, you can effectively manage this type of inflammation and…

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back stiffness

Long car trips or plane rides, which often go hand-in-hand with long weekends or travelling for summer vacations, often result in tight hip flexors, quads and hamstrings that ultimately leads to low back pain; reduced muscle activation of the lower body which can cause cramping and stiffness; and poor postural…

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When most people think of physiotherapy, they think of backs, necks, shoulders, knees, feet, etc. But did you know that physiotherapy can also be used to reduce jaw pain? It’s true! Physiotherapy can be used to treat a number of symptoms caused by Temporomandibular joint dysfunction or TMJ syndrome. Here’s…

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The summer is here and, for many people, that means increased travel. Whether you’re heading away on vacation, visiting family or travelling for business, it’s important that you take time to consider ways to reduce pain while travelling. You might not think of travel as being painful, but it certainly…

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Often times, engaging in outdoor sports and other activities leads to shoulder injuries. In many cases, this is because of a lack of flexibility/mobility and poor movement or biomechanics. Also, our shoulders are reliant on multiple areas of the body to maintain proper function. Complications with the neck, upper back…

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A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that alters the way that your brain functions. While concussions are relatively common, especially among those who play sports, they can also result from a car accident, a fall or nearly any event that results in a blow to the head, neck or…

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Preventing and Treating Lower Leg Issues

For many of us, the return of warmer weather means a return to outdoor sports. Unfortunately, this also means an increase in lower leg injuries such as Plantar Fasciitis and Achilles Tendinitis. These injuries occur when normal tissue is repetitively exposed to abnormal stress. This stress disrupts the tissue making…

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