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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

Show Yourself Compassion!

Show Yourself Compassion!
As February is upon us, I am reminded everywhere that Valentines Day is almost here. February the month of Love, Romance and Chocolate gift boxes......but wait... It's also the month of Self-Love and maybe some Compassion for Yourself! Giving your OWN body and mind what it needs is super important as well!I am grateful everyday to be able to help people recover from injuries, decrease their migraines, enhance their athletic performance or just give them a quick escape from the stressful reality...
Posted on 2022-02-11

Overhead Sports - Are You Ready?

Overhead Sports - Are You Ready?
Sports Are Back! Are Your Shoulders Ready?. With public health restrictions in Alberta easing, many of us will have the opportunity to start playing some of our favorite summer sports very soon. Several of these sports may involve what is referred to as ‘overhead’ skills such as throwing in softball or football, spiking/serving in volleyball, serving/attacking in tennis and even front/back crawl during swimming. These skills are referred to as ‘overhead’ for obvious re...
Posted on 2021-07-17

What is Blood Flow Restriction Training For?

What is Blood Flow Restriction Training For?
Blood Flow Restriction Training (BFRT). What is BFRT? BFRT is a type of resistance training that involves reducing blood flow into a limb and restricting venous blood flow (blood returning to the heart) out of the limb with a pressure cuff while doing low load resistance training. As a result, BFRT allows an individual to resistance train at a low load, but accomplish similar strength gains to a heavy resistance program, which in a rehabilitation setting is important since most patients are un...
Posted on 2021-04-28

What is Frozen Shoulder?

What is Frozen Shoulder?
What is frozen shoulder?. Frozen Shoulder Syndrome (FSS) typically presents in patients ranging in age from 40-60 years of age. It tends to affect women more than men. Many other factors can impact this condition, such as diabetes and hypothyroid conditions. FSS is generally defined as a progressive or sudden loss of both Active and Passive Range of Motion (ROM) in the shoulder. The loss is due to pain and stiffness and often of idiopathic origin (nobody knows why) with insidious o...
Posted on 2020-06-11
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