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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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Do you have nagging foot pain? Is your pain worse in the morning, yet seems to get better as your day goes on? Are you unable to do the activities you once loved because of your foot pain? You may have a common condition known as Plantar Fasciitis. This is a common foot problem amongst…

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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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At one time or another, most of us have had an unfortunate accident in our lifetime that has caused an injury to the wrist. In the winter we tend to see more slip and falls due to the slippery conditions, and one very common injury is a wrist sprain or fracture. This usually happens when…

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March is the highest snowfall month of the year in Calgary. We now have the worst conditions for slips, falls and motor vehicle collisions due to the snow on top of underlying ice. As Therapists, we are always striving for ways to prevent injuries. The one injury you want to avoid in the winter in…

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“It will go away by itself.” “It doesn’t hurt that badly today.” “It hasn’t stopped me from doing what I want to do.” Does this sound remotely familiar? As a Physiotherapist, I have heard it all! In today’s fast paced society, it is becoming more and more common to ignore the early warning signs of…

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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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Here are three different exercises that will help strengthen your hips in order to reduce your kneecap pain. We suggest these three exercises: 1/3 drop squats, hip side lying leg lifts and hip rotator muscle exercises. 1/3 Drop Squats To strengthen hips and knees: This is beginner level 1 strengthening; you will need to progress…

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There are many factors that can lead to knee pain, such as joint degeneration, trauma, inflammation, etc. But why may a young athlete with no mechanism of injury start experiencing knee pain? Often the cause is muscular imbalances; tight muscles in one area and weak muscles in another, that put abnormal stress upon the joint….

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