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What is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a bone weakening condition, characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue. This disease leads to increased bone fragility and risk of a fracture particularly occurring in the hip, spine, wrist and shoulder. What is important to know is that as of today’s research, no single cause for…

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If you’ve had a Massage before, you probably already know that “Massage” is a loaded word: it doesn’t just mean muscle stimulation or that you have a midday relaxation session, but packs a full wallop in benefiting not only your physical health; but your mental and physiological well being. At Nose Creek Physiotherapy we know…

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Post Stampede pains are no joke: those ten days that now seem to have happened years ago are often the first time that many people have a break from sitting at their desks and staring at screens all day. And, during those ten days, you are likely not eating well, drinking enough water, dancing in…

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Often people will see a Massage Therapist due to upper back and neck pain, which are common problems that lead to headaches. Did you know that often these pains can actually originate from your jaw? If you are experiencing pain, there are many ways your Massage Therapist can help. Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction is the proper…

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Do you tackle every task that comes your way in a timely fashion, or do you put things on the backburner and wait until the last minute? Are you living life to the fullest or letting it pass you by? These are important questions, and you won’t be able to get the most out of…

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Did you know that between the ages of 30 to 80 years old, the average person loses up to 50% of their lean muscle mass? Decreased physical activity with aging is largely responsible for the progressive muscle wasting that then follows. This loss of muscle mass and muscle strength that occurs with aging is termed…

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You are focused on a task on your computer and start to notice that your neck is tightening up. How can you release the tension? Below are our two favourite muscles to stretch to relieve neck tension. If you wake up with a stiff neck these are best done under a hot shower. Upper trapezius…

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We develop a muscle imbalance in our necks due to the head forward posture we talked about last week. As a result of the head forward posture, our muscles in the front of our neck get weak and lengthened and the muscles in the back of your neck get stronger and tighter.  A great analogy…

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Wow, if you read last week’s article, Paul illustrated how for every inch of forward head posture, it can increase the weight of your head on the spine by an additional 10 pounds. Our goal is to re-establish what we as Therapists call “axial extension”, which is a fancy word for “straighten up”. As you…

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Most people suffer from tension in their necks and shoulders at some point in their lives, which is hardly surprising if you consider the job the neck has to do.  Poor posture, bad working positions and carrying heavy bags all contribute to making the problem worse. Most of us have experienced this pain – your…

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