Combat the Negative Effects of Sitting Too Much

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When someone asks, “Are you sitting down for this?” it implies shocking news is about to be delivered. However, realizing the realities of a sedentary life can seem so appalling that you may want to leap out of your seat and stand for the rest of the day. Are You Sitting Too Much? How many hours do you sit per … Read More

Escaping the Vicious Cycle of Pain

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Fear has been called debilitating, but can fear truly lead to chronic pain and disability? In some cases the answer may be yes. What Does Fear have to do with Pain? A blog post written by physiotherapist Tim Wideman asks, “…why [do] some of my patients with seemingly similar musculoskeletal injuries recover and why [do] others develop chronic pain and … Read More

Are Muscle Cramps Crippling Your Active Lifestyle?

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Picture this: your fast paced run comes to a quick halt when your left calf muscle twists and shoots pain throughout your leg. Or, you’re sprinting for home plate when the muscle in your groin begins stabbing you like a sword. For most athletes, picturing these scenarios requires no stretch of the imagination. Muscle cramps are common problems for athletes. … Read More

Balancing Your Child’s Sports Schedules

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Young athletes are often seen as strong and invincible. With seemingly limitless energy, they are known to bounce back quickly from injury and fatigue. However, just as aging athletes can sustain injuries, so can their youthful counterparts. Different from adults, children and adolescents are often enrolled in multiple sports programs that involve regular (if not daily) training practices. Without required … 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

Pain Relief is a Marathon, Not a Race

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When pain is present, it is only natural to seek out the most expedient form of pain relief. But too many trips to the medicine cabinet can be costly in more ways than one. In time, temporary fixes found in medicine will impact your wallet and, if taken in high dosages for too long, can seriously hinder other internal body … Read More