Everyone has a different idea of what to do when it is hot out. Some people stop what they are doing and some grab a “cold one”. Some drink water and some work even harder in the heat. But what’s going to satisfy your body when the heat is up. What should you drink when [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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? [...]