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Pre-Season Screening is Highly Recommended: Before you hit the slopes, you should come in for a pre-season exercise screening exam! A pre-season screening exam can be an extremely useful tool in identifying any current injury you may have or can help determine a predisposition to injury – and identifying a predisposition to injury can help…

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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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As Michael Phelps powered the U.S. men’s 4×100 relay to gold at the Olympics, many noticed the big, purple spots dotting his right shoulder and back. The spots were bruises created by a centuries-old traditional Chinese Therapy called Cupping, and it’s all the rage among elite athletes. So what is it? In Cupping, a Therapist…

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Although it may seem that spending one third of our life in a state of unconsciousness is a waste of time, the fact remains that sleep is an essential aspect of human functioning. A lack of quality sleep leaves one unable to cope with physical, mental and emotional stress. This is why one of the…

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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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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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Bikini season is upon us and, this time of year, many of us are hitting the gym, cramming in some workouts before heading to the beach. However, it is important to keep back health in mind when attempting to achieve that killer summer “bod”. In this article I will expose some common training mistakes and…

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Now that we have finally reached the point where we can step outside without seeing our breath, some of you more “fair-weather” individuals may be considering getting into shape for the summer season. As a Physiotherapist, it never fails that during the first two months of warmer weather I see a significant increase in “overuse”…

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“What is the essence of life? To serve others and do good.” – Aristotle At Nose Creek we are committed to community involvement, whether it is keeping those in our community moving faster and feeling better, or lending our expertise and support to the many worthy causes and events that occur year round in Calgary….

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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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