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A Better Way To Treat Your “Pulled Hammy”

Ryan Cross, B.A. Hons (Kin), MScPT, FCAMPT Registered Physiotherapist in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada When you see someone running and then all of a sudden they begin to limp while holding the back of their leg, it is a tell tale sign that they have pulled their hamstring muscle. Hamstring injuries are very common, especially during

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Post Thanksgiving Detox Tips

By Alyssa Bialowas My favorite meal of the year is fast approaching, and this year I have a plan to recover from the overindulgence and the ensuing lethargy that follows. Wine, turkey, stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce, roasted vegetables, gravy, pumpkin pie and so much more, there’s no holding back at Thanksgiving and you deserve to

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The Skinny On Cold Baths – Do They Actually Work and If So How?

Gillian White – BSc., MSc., PhD Candidate, University of Toronto, Department of Exercise Sciences The Skinny On Cold Baths – Do They Actually Work and If So How? Getting the most out of your workouts, paradoxically, can be as much about what you do during your workout as it has to do with what you

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Reduce & Prevent Injuries With Dry Needling

Ryan Cross, B.A. Hons (Kin), MScPT, FCAMPT Registered Physiotherapist in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada Maintaining an active lifestyle has many benefits, but it comes with a risk of pain or injury.  Although muscle soreness is an expected outcome with some exercise programs, when it lingers for days or weeks it can prevent you from staying active. 

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Gelatin – The Anti-Injury Answer? (Sorry Vegetarians)

Evan Stevens Getting injured sucks. Anyone who would tell you otherwise has either never been injured (highly unlikely) or never had the passion in the first place. The forced time away from something you love is singularly depressing. Injuries were the name of the game this past track and field World Championships in London, taking

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6 Guidelines For Positive Health Outcomes

Julia Basso – PhD The main message:  sedentary behavior is associated with poor cardiovascular health outcomes.  Exercise is important and we need to get people active as it improves a range of cardiovascular health issues, such as improved blood pressures and decreased levels of triglycerides and cholesterol. These “guidelines for tomorrow” are recommended by the American College

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Jet Lag – Traveling for Competition

Hadley Seward Minimize Jet Lag’s Effect on your Performance By Hadley Seward, certified sleep consultant and certified health coach More than ever, professional and amateur athletes are traveling further and further for competitions. Along with long-haul travel comes jet lag. For most travelers, it’s an inconvenience. For athletes, it can make or break a performance.

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The Truth About Cold Therapy And Recovery

Dayton Kelly Time to cancel your next ice bath? The truth about cold therapy. This article was adapted from a combination of speeches given at the European Sports Science Conference 2017, most notably Poppendieck, W. et al. . Cold has been long thought to be a cure all for musculoskeletal pain and recovery. Many athletes

Using Pilates To Reduce Back Pain

Dayton Kelly This article was adapted from a combination of speeches given at the European Sports Science Conference 2017, most notably Mobark, A. et al. . Back pain is quickly becoming an epidemic in first world nations with more and more individuals coming into clinics complaining of pain around their lumbar (lower section) spine. This

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Exercise Motivation to Prevent Age-Related Body Changes

Julia Basso – PhD As we age, the body goes through many changes.  These include widespread changes in body composition including loss of muscle mass and bone mass.  With this loss, there is marked a reduction in physical capacity or our ability to perform physical movements. During our 20s, we are at the peak of

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Get Active To Prevent Disc Problems

Ryan Cross, B.A. Hons (Kin), MScPT, FCAMPT Registered Physiotherapist in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada   There are many different reasons to exercise.  Exercise can improve our cardiovascular system, lifting weights can make our muscles grow stronger, and in other cases, exercise can improve happiness and brain function.  Degenerative disc disease is a normal part of aging,

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Guide

Ryan Cross – B.A. Hons (Kin), MScPT, FCAMPT Registered Physiotherapist at CBI Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Centre in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada Everyone has heard about carpal tunnel syndrome.  It is usually the self diagnosis for any pain, numbness, or tingling in the wrist and hand area. The carpal tunnel is a confined space between the bones