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Avoiding Achilles Tendon/Lower Leg Injuries

Posted by | 26-06-2015
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 motion in their calves or ankles. The good news is that these types of injuries are almost always preventable. In the following video, Dr. Jason Lemieux of Physiomed Oakville demonstrates how to gauge the level of flexibility/range of motion you have in your lower legs and how to increase this level of flexibility/range of motion in order to avoid or recover from an injury:    
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Dr. Scott Wilson

Dr. Scott Wilson is the Founder & Chairman of Physiomed; one of Canada’s largest franchised networks of inter-disciplinary healthcare clinics. A graduate of Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Dr. Wilson founded Physiomed in 1994 and has since grown Physiomed to over 30 clinics in Southern Ontario and British Columbia. With hundreds of practitioners from over a dozen disciplines, Dr. Wilson and Physiomed have helped over 100,000 Canadians with physiotherapy, chiropractic, massage therapy, orthotic therapy, compression therapy and clinical conditioning as part of a program of rehabilitation and health optimization. In addition to helping patients improve their physical and mental well-being, Dr. Wilson has also mentored hundreds of practitioners to provide better care while enjoying more fulfilling careers. He is also a keynote speaker on many health related topics including how physiotherapy, chiropractic and health & wellness treatment can help with stress, weight loss, and unlocking the true potential within to achieve lasting physical well-being.

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