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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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Posted in: Newsletters, Running

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Batter Up!!!

With spring training right around the corner it is time to start thinking about getting in shape for baseball in all its various forms: hardball, softball and slo-pitch. All involve a game that features periods of inactivity with sudden spurts of intense action. This combination means a need for: Cardiovascular fitness – Get at least […]

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Posted in: Baseball, Newsletters

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Laptops and Stress

There’s a downside to our being in a wireless world. More and more people are suffering from pain resulting from working directly at their laptops. Musculoskeletal disorders are now one of the most common causes of severe long-term pain and physical disability and are one of the biggest health problems facing mobile workers today.   […]

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Posted in: Computers, Newsletters

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Aquatic Rehabilitation

Aquatics have endless benefits to aid rehabilitation since it provides an environment for safe exercise. Water has properties (buoyancy and hydrostatic pressure to name two) that allow us to do more than is possible on land. Exercising in water aids in restoring range of motion, flexibility, balance and strength, improves sport specific performance and helps […]

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Posted in: Newsletters, Swimming

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Fitness Resolutions

HAPPY NEW YEAR! MAYBE IT’S TIME FOR A FITNESS RESOLUTION We hope your holidays were filled with laughter, joy and lots of activity. We  wish you a healthy 2014, and it’s not too late for us to help you make that wish come true. The key?  Make a resolution to enhance your fitness in ’14 and  […]

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Posted in: Fitness, Newsletters

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All About Osteoarthritis

About one in ten Canadians suffer from osteoarthritis (OA), a disorder that occurs when the composition of our joint cartilage changes so that it has less water content, losing its ability to absorb weight-bearing forces. Over time, especially after age 40, this cartilage frays and becomes rough. This causes pain or stiffness in a joint, […]

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