How to Listen to Your Body During Physical Activity

Exercise-related injuries happen for a wide variety of reasons. One of the primary causes of injury is not listening to your body during physical activity. Many people don’t listen to their bodies because they believe a damaging myth about exercise. Read on to find out if you are believing this injury-promoting myth. Is “No Pain, […]

10 Physiotherapist-Approved Tips for Soccer Safety

Soccer is by far one of the most popular sports in the world. “(It) is the sport played most consistently around the world. It’s not sectioned off or dominated by one particular country. According to FIFA’s most recent Big Count survey, there are 265 million players actively involved in soccer around the world, roughly about […]

3 Signs You Have a Chronic Sports Injury and Don’t Know It

Each year, thousands of Canadians are hospitalized as a result of a sports injury. Sports injuries can be devastating, especially to professional athletes or those who use sports as their primary means of stress relief. Chronic Injuries Vs. Acute Injuries  Usually, an acute sports injury, such as a sprained ankle, will make itself known by […]

5 Helpful Tips for Avoiding Injury While Gardening

Have you ever noticed how hard gardening can be on the body? All that bending, stooping, digging, and pulling can cause annoying aches and pains. Avid gardeners may even develop chronic pain or injuries over time. Are you a gardener? Read on to discover five tips that will help you stay injury-free and able to […]

Physiotherapist Explains How to Prevent Falls and Injuries at Work

Physiotherapist Brad Ross

Falls are a leading cause of injury and death, particularly in seniors. When it comes to Generation X, Baby Boomers, and even Millennials, injuries often happen at work as a result of too much sitting. Have you ever worried about either of these issues and wondered how to stay injury-free? In an exclusive interview, physiotherapist […]

9 Ways to Prevent Injury at Work and Play

Injury can happen even in the most “harmless” situations. One minute you are leaning over to pick something up, the next you are grimacing in pain from a strained muscle. Or, you realize after a long day sitting in front of a computer at work that it’s difficult to move your neck in a certain […]

The “Don’ts” of Stretching for Winter Sports

Like it or not, winter is here for several more weeks. One way that outdoorsy people make the best of this season is by participating in winter sports like skiing, hockey, ice skating, and snowboarding. These adrenaline-triggering sports can liven up January and February like no other activities. They can also cause injuries if a […]

3 Easy Ways to Prevent Workplace Injuries

Many injuries happen in the workplace. For example, an activity as benign as sitting at a desk makes one susceptible to muscle strains and sprains. Also, frequent lifting, squatting, stooping, and other tasks sometimes required of office workers pose risk of injury. It’s relatively easy to get injured while working in an office environment. Thankfully, […]

5 Anti-Injury Tips for Runners

If you’ve been a runner for long, there’s a decent chance you’ve experienced a running-related injury at some point. They’re not fun, are they? Not only do they keep you from your beloved pastime, they also limit your ability to perform daily tasks. Severe injuries may render you sedentary for weeks or even months. There […]