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Posture

Do you feel sore at the end of the day? It may be your standing or sitting posture that is causing the pain. The normal curves of the spine in ideal alignment, “Neutral Posture”, will: Reduce muscular work Decrease stress on vertebral joints Maintain proper flexibility of muscles, joints and soft tissues Optimize respiration Achieve […]

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Posted in: Computers, Newsletters

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The Computer Issue

With finals approaching, we thought it might improve your marks if we helped you feel a little more comfortable while you work at your computer. A few adjustments can make the world of difference to your aches and pains, even if you don’t spend hours on the computer. DO… Put your keyboard directly in front […]

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Posted in: Computers, Newsletters

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Safe Cycling Preparation

As fall approaches we can continue to cycle and enjoy the warm fall days. Cycling is a great way to promote cardiovascular fitness and build muscular endurance. Having a properly fitted bike prevents injuries and makes cycling a great lifelong sport. Properly fitted frame size, pedal-and-foot alignment, saddle position, and handlebar position all promote proper […]

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Posted in: Biking, Newsletters

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Leaf Out Pain and Strain

While raking can be a good way to enjoy moderate exercise, too much twisting, reaching, bending, lifting and carrying bags of leaves can put excessive stress on your spine, which can lead to back strain or more serious injuries. Before starting, our experienced physiotherapists have several suggestions for ways to avoid injury. You should start […]

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Posted in: Gardening, Newsletters

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Too Much Running

It’s that time of the year again! As Vancouverites gear up for this year’s Sun Run, 1/2 and full marathons, running injuries in a doctor’s offices and physiotherapy clinics increase. The most common running injuries are from overuse: plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis, shin splints, IT band syndrome, and anterior knee pain – all of which […]

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