Winter is coming. Some may be ecstatic while others, not so much. As skiers and snowboarders out there are itching to get in their first run of the season, remember to properly warm up before your first run of the season. Not doing so will increase your risk of injuries when you’re on the slopes,…+ Read More
With the warm weather behind us and everybody gearing up for winter in the Great White North, we can look forward to winter sports that we can only take advantage of when there is snow on the ground. But like any other sports we participate in, injuries can occur. Getting a diagnosis and getting treatment…+ Read More
There are many sports that are available to play during the winter months. Some sports use the snow and others ice. The temperature is also lower so we need to use preventative measures to protect against the elements. However, sometimes we get injured. The injuries sustained during winter sports are most often more severe than…+ Read More
To many people, the month of September brings back the feeling of a new beginning – a fresh start. On the first day of school everybody starts out equally. No grades are awarded, no homework assigned, no sports teams formed. In order to thrive during the school year you must use the first weeks to…+ Read More
It’s September which means summer vacation is over and it’s back to routine and school. As students are getting their supplies ready, here are some backpack tips as students head back into the classroom: – Wear both shoulder straps. Carrying a backpack with one strap will lead to load distribution to one side of the…+ Read More
Running is becoming one of the most common sports activities all over the world. However, with its increasing popularity comes the increasing prevalence of running-related injuries. Plantar fasciitis is an overuse injury characterized by localized heel or arch pain which increases with your first steps in the morning or after prolonged inactivity. Additional symptoms include…+ Read More
Tennis elbow, also known as “lateral epicondylitis”, is a condition that affects 1-3% of the population and typically occurs between the ages of 35-45 years of age. Tennis elbow is an overuse injury caused by repetitive wrist extension and activities that require power grip. These types of movements result in the recurring contraction of extensor…+ Read More
Running is a great exercise with many health benefits including the reduction of risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Despite these health benefits, running injuries are common. These injuries can develop due to poor gait mechanics or the repetitive action of running and overloading the musculoskeletal structures of the runners. The most common injuries related to…+ Read More
Exercise and Osteoarthritis What is OA? Osteoarthritis (i.e. OA) is a common chronic condition that typically affects the knees, hips, low back and neck as well as small joints in the fingers and the big toe. OA is the degeneration of cartilage that takes place between joints due to “wear and tear” over time. In…+ Read More
What is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis describes degeneration of the joint surface or cartilage in a joint. This occurs due to an abnormal strain on a certain joint, often from a biomechanical fault over time. Joints that are commonly affected include the knees, hips, spine, shoulders, and hands. Osteoarthritis can also be present due to the aging…+ Read More
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