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Developing a Training Program for Walkers and Runners

Developing a Training Program for Walkers and Runners

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”Continue Reading »

Watch Me Run: Guide to a Running Gait Analysis

Watch Me Run: Guide to a Running Gait Analysis

Are you a beautiful runner? No, this isn’t related to how many heads you turn as you jog by, but rather by the fluidity and ease of your running style. It’s having a stride that makes it seem as though your feet never touch the ground; allowing you to run effortlessly forever. This efficient motionContinue Reading »

Acute Sprains and Strains

Acute Sprains and Strains

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 aContinue Reading »

What to do about Shin Splints?

What to do about Shin Splints?

Shin splints is a common term used to describe pain on the anterior/medial shinbone area. It’s often the result of doing too much, too soon with activity. The muscles such as the inside of the lower leg and the calf muscles can become overworked and their repetitive contraction can result in inflammation. Risk Factors Include:Continue Reading »

Plantar Fasciitis – Jogger’s Heel

Plantar Fasciitis – Jogger’s Heel

Plantar Fasciitis is an overuse syndrome that involves an inflammatory reaction at the insertion of the plantar fascia to the heel bone. Plantar means the bottom side of the foot, fascia means a sheet of fibrous tissue and itis is a latin word for inflammation. The plantar fascia attaches from the front of the heelContinue Reading »

How To Be A Lifelong Runner

How To Be A Lifelong Runner

As runners, it takes a lot to stop us from heading out the door and pounding the pavement. Pelting rain, frigid winters and sickness usually aren’t enough to keep us from lacing up our shoes. Personal Message from Grace, our Physiotherapist: “Unfortunately, the same holds true for running-related aches and pains. I certainly am guiltyContinue Reading »

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