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

How to Prevent Winter Accidents and Injuries

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Wintertime will soon be upon us, and it will bring snow, ice and sleet. These elements are great for sledding and having fun, but they can be dangerous. No one wants to slip and fall or pull a muscle in the wintertime. With a little planning and education, you can do a darn good job of preventing winter accidents and … Read More

Keeping up With Your Workout this Winter

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Winter weather is upon us, which can only mean one thing: it is time to reevaluate your workout routine. Despite cold temperatures, it is important to stick to a workout regimen during winter months. This may prevent injury as well as maintain your physical strength, flexibility, and overall health. This article includes tips for safe and effective exercises that you can … Read More

Prehabilitation To Prevent Seasonal Injuries

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What is your favourite season? Many people say autumn because weather is dry and mild, and radiant colours appear throughout nature. Less people seem enthusiastic about winter, except for carollers who sing, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” Winter months can be enjoyable, but with this season comes new routines, many of which require physical exertion. In particular, … 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