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  When you hear the word “Ironman”, you tend to think of Robert Downey Jr. flying around in a flashy, red, metal suit. While it certainly is synonymous “superhero”, the Ironman we’re talking about is focused more on physical prowess and less on flashy metal. Nose Creek’s very own Ironman, Shelby Wogsberg, recounts her journey…

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Have you ever gone to bend your elbow, hip, knee or ankle but felt like something was stopping you from moving as well as you used to be able to? You’re not alone. Many clients come in for a Massage complaining of hip pain that never seems to go away; something seems thick or blocking…

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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…

Tennis elbow blog

Tennis elbow (also called lateral epicondylitis) is a condition affecting the origin of the tendon of the muscles that extend/straighten the wrist. There is local tenderness on the outside of the elbow at the common extensor tendon origin (where the tendon attaches to the bone) and aching and pain in the back of the forearm….

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People often do not know what to do after they have been in a MVC. Here are some early rehabilitation management recommendations: Make sure to report the accident at your local police station. Call your Insurance agent. You must see your Physiotherapist within 10 days of your collision, regardless of who is at fault. Here…

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Last week Jeanine talked about kneecap pain and how it can sneak up on us. There is often no history of trauma with PFPS as it is a muscle imbalance that results in a mal-tracking of your kneecap in the femoral condyle or the bottom of your thigh bone. The muscle imbalance often pulls the…

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Acupressure is an ancient healing art using the fingers to gradually press key healing points, which stimulate the body’s natural self-curative abilities. Acupressure was developed in Asia over 5,000 years ago. Using the power and sensitivity of the hand, Acupressure Therapy is effective in the relief of stress-related ailments, and is ideal for self-treatment and…

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The ancient healing practice known as “cupping” leaves those strange red circles. Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including helping with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type…

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If the “PRICE” isn’t right, we may need to call the “POLICE”: the management of acute sprains and strains of soft tissue. By Dan Krebs BSc, MScPT, MClSc, FCAMPT, CGIMS. Terminology for muscle (contractile tissue) and inert (non-contractile) tissue injuries. Ligament Sprain – typically used when referring to ligaments and other non-contractile components of a…

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Are you experiencing pain in your shoulders? The shoulder is one of the most complex areas in the body as four joints comprise the shoulder girdle complex: glenohumeral (the ball + socket joint), acromioclavicular (more commonly known as the AC joint),  sternoclavicular joint (front), and the scapulo-thoracic joint (shoulder blade on ribs) In addition, both…

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