Person exercising during holidays

Moments of Physical Activity During the Holidays

While we can’t say no to an extra marshmallow in our hot chocolate, we also know that we can try to fit in a bit of physical activity during the holiday season to lessen the guilt.

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Tension Headaches

Tension headaches are typically caused by tight suboccipital muscles, the small muscles that connect the base of your skull to your neck.

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Weight training and osteoarthritis

Is it Safe to Exercise with Osteoarthritis?

Is it safe to exercise with osteoarthritis? Doesn’t it seem counterintuitive that exercising and loading the joints with weight-bearing exercises will actually help with the pain and not make things worse?

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Blood Flow Restriction

Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) Training – What’s all the hype about?

Like most advancements in rehabilitation medicine, Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) training has gained popularity in the athletic population. But what exactly is BFR and what is it’s clinical implications and applications to you?

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Knee Arthritis

Arthritis is Not Just for the Elderly Anymore

It may be surprising to know that more than half of adults in North America with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis are younger than 65.

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Elbow Pain During Golf

It's golf season! As the season progresses and you get more rounds in, it’s not uncommon for your elbows to start bothering you.

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man and woman starting to run

How do I start running?

Starting to run again may seem daunting, especially when you’ve tried to hit the pavement and can barely run five minutes without feeling absolutely winded.

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physiotherapy treatment for TMJ

How can physiotherapy help treat TMJ disorders?

Our treatment for TMJ encompasses two main goals: firstly to relieve pain and stiffness of the joint and surrounding area, and ultimately to restore or increase function and mobility of the jaw.

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woman's jaw in pain

What is TMJ and TMD?

The temporomandibular joint, also known as TMJ, is the joint which connects the jawbone to the skull. Problems with the bone, muscles, or surrounding tissues of the jaw are known as temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD).

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man shoveling snow

Low Back Pain with Winter Woes and Shoveling Snow

With the recent deep freeze and snowstorms, there’s no doubt that many of us have had to brave the cold and shovel the snow. While shoveling snow offers the benefit of physical activity and exercise, it can commonly cause muscle aches and low back pain. Acute, or short, episodes of muscle ache and low back pain that occur a few days after shoveling snow can be common.

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woman lifting dumbbell

Things to Consider When Starting a New Exercise

With the beginning of a new year, many of us have the intention or goal to get back in shape and resolve to start exercising; especially after a joyous holiday season of indulgence and eating. While it is known that exercise is beneficial and essential for living a healthy life, what most people don’t know is that not all exercises and types of physical activity are suited for everyone.

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