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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As summer comes to an end, we’re running into the overlap between the end of allergy season and start of flu season. This is when many of us tend to load up on antihistamines and head out to get the flu shot. However, did you know that there are other…

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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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There’s no two ways about it, having allergies is no fun. When we think of allergies, most of us think about red eyes and sneezing as common symptoms but allergies can also cause pain, soreness and fatigue in our joints and muscles as well. Given the fluctuating temperatures and late…

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With the summer in full swing, many people will be heading to their backyard or community pools to cool off and enjoy a little waterside fun. However, if you’ve had a recent injury, you might think that the last place you should be is in the water. Well, the fact…

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September can be a very stressful time of year for many people. With kids heading back to school, work schedules getting busier and winter on the horizon (even distantly), our busier and more hectic lives can often result in significantly increased levels of sustained or chronic stress. While most of…

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While spring officially arrived last month, our longer than usual winter and colder than usual spring has pushed the start of spring allergies from April to May. For many people, actually one in six Canadians, this means itchy or runny eyes, sneezing, headaches, a stuffy or runny nose and a…

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