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
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis, affecting 15% of the world’s population and it’s expected to double in the next two decades. It’s most prevalent in the elderly population and affects women 3x more than men. OA causes destruction in the cartilage of joint surfaces and it leads to impaired joint biomechanics,…+ Read More
Having a headache is never a good thing; having a migraine is even worse. But this is not an uncommon occurrence. Migraines affect more than 324 million adults worldwide and are associated with significant pain, disability and poor quality of life. According to The International Headache Society, a migraine is defined as a recurrent headache…+ Read More
Ice Hockey Warm-Up Program Are you a weekend warrior who plays hockey once a week in the fall/winter season? Warm ups are essential for all ages to minimize injuries throughout the season. It can help to improve one’s performance on the ice also. Take 10-15 minutes to do the following off-ice exercises before the next…+ Read More
Running Injuries:ITB syndrome When runners start getting pain in the outside knee, they may be experiencing a tight iliotibial band (ITB) that is pulling at the knee. Iliotibial band is a band of connective tissue that originates in a muscle in the hip (tensor fasciae latae) and extends downwards over the lateral quadriceps muscles and…+ Read More
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