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4 Useful Exercises for Mountain Bikers with Back Pain

4 Useful Exercises for Mountain Bikers with Back Pain
Do you struggle with back stiffness, discomfort, or fatigue when out mountain biking?. This is a common complaint that can crop up when out on the trails. While back pain is multifactorial, in this instance it can point to a lack of endurance in our core and ‘posterior chain’ muscles. These posterior chain muscles include our hamstrings, glutes, back extensors, and lats, and are very important to help hold us up in a strong, athletic stance while riding. Our core muscles are another...
Posted on 2022-08-10

Is Tailbone Pain holding you back this summer?

Is Tailbone Pain holding you back this summer?
What is Tailbone Pain holding you back from this summer, Calgary? Summertime in Calgary always reminds me of four things- kitchen parties, hiking in the mountains around Banff and Kananaskis, floating down the Elbow River, and of course the Calgary Stampede rodeo. Believe it or not, these 4 activities all have something in common - the potential to injure our tailbone. As a Chiropractor with expertise in fixing tailbone pain, I’ve met people who’ve hurt their tailbones in all sorts...
Posted on 2022-06-28

Don’t Let Your Pack Hurt Your Back

Don’t Let Your Pack Hurt Your Back
There is nothing worse than being ten kilometers into a hike and starting to feel a jarring pain in your lower back or shoulders. Before you go hiking, you should make sure that you have a properly fitting backpack and that you have customized the different straps to fit you. Hopefully these tips will help you adjust your backpack accordingly, so that you can hike all day long in the backcountry without being dragged down by your backpack! 2: Hip Belt  Your hip belt is the most important ...
Posted on 2022-06-28

The Shoulder Optimization Program

The Shoulder Optimization Program
How would you describe your shoulder pain? This is the most likely phrase you'll hear when seeking help for your shoulder. And as a physiotherapist, it is the one question that gives the widest variety of responses. From a vague dull ache to a sharp, specific pain, even a strange burning sensation down the outside of your arm, all may relate to an issue stemming from the shoulder. Maybe you aren’t feeling much pain at all but feel stiffness, or simply can’t move your arm. The shoul...
Posted on 2022-05-27

Pelvic Pain Awareness Month - Here's the Basics

Pelvic Pain Awareness Month - Here's the Basics
Did you know that May is Pelvic Pain Awareness Month? As someone who has suffered from pelvic pain in the past, I am very passionate about raising awareness about this often debilitating condition that many women and men experience, but are hesitant to discuss. Pelvic pain can have significant consequences on an individual’s physical, mental and social well-being and I am honoured to work as a pelvic health physiotherapist to help people learn about the causes of their pelvic pain and wo...
Posted on 2022-04-28
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