4 Exercises To Improve Your Golf Swing

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What’s your favorite summertime sport? For a lot of us, it’s golf. And, if there’s one thing that golf enthusiasts are always striving for, it’s a better swing. Luckily, a great swing isn’t necessarily something you’re born with; it can also be cultivated. The first step in creating an awesome golf swing is to build up your core muscles. A … Read More

Why Sit Ups Are So Bad For You

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Sit ups have historically been touted as an important part of a person’s exercise routine. After all, sit ups will chisel your abs fast, right? Wrong. Not only are sit ups not the most effective exercise for building abdominal strength; they are also flat out bad for your back. How Sit Ups Damage Your Body Sit ups do not live … Read More

Is Rest the Best Medicine for Your Back Pain?

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Does your back pain cause other body parts to scream? Have you ever experienced pain that travels from your back into your thighs and knees? Or, is it common for your back pain to travel north, leaving you with an aching neck and pounding headache? When back pain strikes, our bodies can experience numbing pain in numerous locations. Still, there … Read More

How Mature Athletes Prevent and Respond to Injury

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Aging athletes often feel young at heart. Unfortunately, if your youthful energy drives your activities, it can be challenging for your body to keep up. When injuries arise and refuse to heal quickly, you might feel your age again, if not older. Often times, accompanying this sensation is a looming question: “Will this ever heal?” It is possible for a … Read More

Home Exercise Programs: Why you should listen to your therapist!

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If you have ever been to a physical therapy session your physiotherapist likely gave you a home exercise program, or HEP. A physiotherapist creates home exercise programs specifically for each individual patient given their specific injuries and limitations. This is to be performed anywhere from 3-7 days per week depending on your condition and limitations. The home exercise program is … Read More

Balance Exercises: Improving balance at any age

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As we age our muscles weaken, our bones lose their density, and our balance decreases. And when you combine all three of those things happening around the same age you are increasing your risk of serious injuries from falling! But it’s what happens when you fall that is the more serious threat. Broken hips, torn muscles in your shoulders, knee … Read More

What to Expect from a Physiotherapy Program

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In our last post, “Why Should I See a Physiotherapist?” we talked about taking that leap of faith in physiotherapy and the benefits of doing so. Now that we’ve got your attention, you probably want to know what your  physiotherapy program will include. Just like when you visit different doctors you may get some degree of variance in your program depending on the … Read More