The “Don’ts” of Stretching for Winter Sports

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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 sportsman/sportswoman doesn’t stretch correctly. The … Read More

5 Simple Ways to Prevent Falls This Winter

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Slipping and falling is so much more than embarrassing; it is also a health hazard. In fact, about 2.8 million people over the age of 65 are treated in an emergency department each year due to a fall. Also, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falling… Can be serious. About one in every five falls results in a … Read More

Why Physiotherapy Is So Valuable

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Physiotherapy is, in a word, valuable. Many of the patients who’ve participated in a physiotherapy program will attest to this; so will statistical research. The article The Value of Physiotherapy mentioned the findings of an evidence-based, relevant valuation of physiotherapy by two health economists. What the economists found was support for the idea that physiotherapy is an irreplaceable practice that … Read More

How to Stop Plantar Fasciitis Before It Starts

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Have you ever felt stabbing pain on the inside of the bottom of your heel, especially upon standing up first thing in the morning? If so, you may have plantar fasciitis. The Mayo Clinic defines plantar fasciitis as “one of the most common causes of heel pain. It involves pain and inflammation of a thick band of tissue, called the … Read More

Slip and fall prevention tips

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As the nation experiences one of the coldest winters in recent history you not only need to worry about staying warm, but also of the injuries that can occur when these temperatures meet moisture on the ground.  Slips and falls during the winter month’s cause hundred of thousands of injuries and deaths each year in Canada and the U.S. While … Read More

How To Prevent Workplace Injury

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Contrary to popular belief, sitting at a computer all day is still considered physical activity. Like other physical activities, it can cause serious trauma and damage to your body. The following are tips to prevent workplace injury.