Exercises Professional Hockey Players Do Daily

Professional hockey players are elite athletes that train hard whether they are at the minor league level or in the NHL. The exercise regimes for these athletes is often a combination of cardio, reactive drills, and muscle development to give their entire bodies a full workout. If you want to…

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Best Workouts To Improve Your Golf Game Next Season

For many people, playing golf is a hobby – but that doesn’t mean you have to have a lousy game and risk injuries every time you hit the links. There are certain workouts you can do to stay in shape and improve your game next season. The workouts below are…

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Keep Your Ankles Healthy While Skiing

Skiing injuries are some of the most common issues that physiotherapists treat. Skiing, snowboarding, and similar activities present a variety of risks of which you need to be aware. By taking simple steps to reduce your risk of injury, you improve your overall conditioning and avoid the injuries that keep…

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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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2016

Preventing Spring Injuries

Every spring, we see a number of people suffering from injuries associated with getting back to being active. The main reason for this is that most people are relatively inactive during the winter which allows their quads, hamstrings and hips to get tighter and their core and other key muscles…

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Exercise can aggravate an old injury. If you’ve been injured in the past, you probably don’t want to end up back on the shelf again. Of course, you also likely don’t want to avoid movement out of fear of hurting yourself. So what can you do? Here are a few…

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Avoiding Achilles Tendon/Lower Leg Injuries

As the weather improves, one of the things we see quite often in our clinics is a rush of Achilles tendon/ lower leg injuries. In most cases, this is due to people engaging in activities involving running, jumping or pivoting without having the necessary degree of flexibility or range of…

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When we analyze the performance of the two of today’s best golfers, Adam Scott and Rory McIlroy, we can see that a big part of their success comes from their ability to create separation from their upper and lower body – what’s commonly referred to as the “X factor”. By…

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Checking & Loosening Your Thoracic Spine

Having a baseline level of rotation is one of the keys to preventing many upper body injuries and to improving performance in rotational sports such as golf, tennis and squash.   In the following video, Dr. Jason Lemieux of Physiomed Oakville demonstrates how to check the range of motion in…

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Golf Tip: Maximizing Distance With Proper Posture

Now that the summer has finally arrived and golf season is in full swing (pun absolutely intended), it’s time to once again look at ways we can improve our game. Maximizing distance is definitely one of those ways. However, when it comes to maximizing distance, if you don’t start in…

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