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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….

With the weather beginning to improve and many outdoor sports and activities starting up, an influx of activity after a sedentary winter means that sports and exercise related injuries are on the rise. With that in mind, we know that you may have questions related to how to prevent these kinds of sports and exercise…

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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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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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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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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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