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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

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

Collaboration - We Can Help You!

Collaboration - We Can Help You!
It was late in the afternoon on a Thursday. I had just finished with a patient and as I was walking them to the reception area, I ran into our Nurse Practitioner (NP) Eric and one of our Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioners. Unfortunately, our physiotherapist was somewhat in distress and walking bent over and shifted due to intense low back pain. His pain gradually increased over time that day. He was very concerned as he wanted to be able to care for his patients the remainder of his work day. ...
Posted on 2022-01-18
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