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A Powerful Balancing Act: Top 3 Exercises To Increase Balance, Mobility And Strength In Your Ankles

2017-12-11T01:53:24+00:00

Balance and coordination of the feet is an important part of any activity. It is the precursor for power and consistency. A key part is ankle mobility and having a strong stable foot. The recent trend to wear comfort or more minimalist shoes has changed people from wearing more traditionally rigid shoes. Comfort shoes feel [...]

A Powerful Balancing Act: Top 3 Exercises To Increase Balance, Mobility And Strength In Your Ankles 2017-12-11T01:53:24+00:00

FIFA 11+ – What Is It?

2017-12-11T01:44:21+00:00

The FIFA 11+ program was developed in 2003 by FIFA’s Medical Assessment and Research Centre. It has been implemented in several European countries, where it has been shown to significantly reduce injuries among soccer players aged 14 and over. It has been proven to reduce knee and ankle injuries by up to 43% over the [...]

FIFA 11+ – What Is It? 2017-12-11T01:44:21+00:00

Understanding Osteoarthritis

2017-12-11T01:42:03+00:00

The Osteoarthritis Society of Canada predicts that within the next generation one person will be diagnosed with osteoarthritis (OA) every 60 seconds. OA is a painful condition caused by a gradual loss of cartilage and inflammation in the joint. There are over 100 types of arthritis and OA is the most common. 1 in 10 [...]

Understanding Osteoarthritis 2017-12-11T01:42:03+00:00

Patients Guide To Low Back Pain

2017-12-11T01:27:25+00:00

Low back pain is one of the most common disorders in North America. About 80% of people suffer from low back pain at least once in their lifetime. There are a number of things that increase your risk of developing low back pain. These include smoking, obesity, older age, female gender, physically strenuous work, sedentary [...]

Patients Guide To Low Back Pain 2017-12-11T01:27:25+00:00

Heat Vs. Cold Therapy

2017-12-11T01:20:29+00:00

Hot and cold taps on a white background. Every day, patients ask me “What’s better, heat or cold?”, to which I ask them “Which do you find feels better?”. Almost every time their response correlated with the theoretical clinical choice. Cold Therapy Cold therapy increased vasoconstriction of the local blood vessels (decreased size [...]

Heat Vs. Cold Therapy 2017-12-11T01:20:29+00:00

Shoe Selection

2017-12-11T01:13:23+00:00

Wearing the appropriate shoe during a specific sporting activity can improve performance and comfort, and most importantly, prevent injuries. Sports can place a lot of stress on your feet, ankles, kness, hips and low back. For example, jumping can generate forces that are 3-5 times greater than a person’s body weight through their legs. Tips [...]

Shoe Selection 2017-12-11T01:13:23+00:00

Posture And A Healthy Work Environment

2017-12-11T01:11:26+00:00

As more and more of us are working office jobs, we have changed into a sitting population putting more stress on our bodies. As a society, we are sitting more and becoming increasingly sedentary. Chronic inactivity and a sedentary lifestyle is a risk factor for many chronic diseases, including diabetes, heart disease and obesity. It [...]

Posture And A Healthy Work Environment 2017-12-11T01:11:26+00:00

The Top 10 Tips To Safe Snow Shovelling

2017-12-11T01:08:24+00:00

With the winter weather fast approaching, snow shoveling is inevitable. According to health care professionals, snow shoveling is one of the leading causes of back pain during the winter months. Shoveling out of that first storm doesn’t have to leave your back stiff, sore and in pain. Here are a few useful tips to prevent [...]

The Top 10 Tips To Safe Snow Shovelling 2017-12-11T01:08:24+00:00

What Is TENS And How Does It Work?

2017-12-11T01:09:06+00:00

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation or TENS for short, is a machine that transmits low voltage electrical impulses to the skin via surface electrodes.  It reduces pain by transmitting electric current through the skin.  It is best use when applied with a strong yet non-painful intensity.  But how does it work?  How does it do this? [...]

What Is TENS And How Does It Work? 2017-12-11T01:09:06+00:00