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Pain is one of the most debilitating factors in our health. It can be the obstacle that prevents us from moving forward in our goals and stops us from enjoying life’s pleasures when it appears. One of the conditions that affects all ages, all genders and most occupations is “Sciatica”. This is a word that…

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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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Blair having a ball riding the mechanical bull at the Rugged Maniac event in July 2016.       Hi, I am Blair Schachterle, a passionate Physiotherapist and entrepreneur. I founded Nose Creek Sport Physiotherapy in late 2001, nine years after I finished my BScPT (Physiotherapy) at the University of Alberta in 1992. I am…

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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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As we mentioned in the previous blog article in the first week, PFPS is a muscle imbalance in the knee. These muscle imbalances will get better in 3 weeks as you can establish normal flexibility (normal length of the muscle) in 3 weeks, but the strengthening will take 6 -12 weeks to build up 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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