Archive for May, 2014

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Canada gets D- in annual active kid report

May 28th, 2014 in Resources

Canadian children and youth are sitting more and moving less. Active Healthy Kids Canada released its annual report card on physical activity Tuesday, calling the  typical Canadian lifestyle “overdeveloped.” This is the 10th year the report card has revealed low grades for Canadian  children and youth, but it is also the first year Active Healthy […]

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Canadians urged to break up sedentary routines with bouts of fitness

May 26th, 2014 in Resources

TORONTO — While much attention has been devoted to monitoring the activity  levels — or lack thereof — among Canadian kids, many of the country’s adults  are also at risk of spending too many of their waking hours being idle. With its Sneak It In campaign, ParticipAction is encouraging adults to break  up sedentary time […]

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Pilot project motivates women to exercise

May 23rd, 2014 in Resources

Time and time again, we hear that motivation is one of the biggest barriers to exercise. But a Toronto-based doctor hopes to change that for female cancer survivors. Catherine Sabiston, associate professor of kinesiology at the University of Toronto, is launching what she calls “Lavalife for exercise,” a matchmaking program for workout buddies. To continue […]

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Health and Wellness: Making the Healthy Choice the Easy

May 19th, 2014 in Resources

Our lifestyle choices play a key role in keeping us from getting hurt or sick. Limited sleep, inactivity, and poor nutrition can increase the risk of injury and disease. Also, increasing our sleep, activity, and the quality of what we eat and drink can speed recovery from a disease or illness. Less than 70% of […]

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Knee Pain: Safely Strengthening Your Thigh Muscles

May 14th, 2014 in Resources

Quadriceps are the muscles on the front of your thigh that help you straighten your knee. When these muscles are not strong, you may feel pain under your kneecap. Quadriceps can be strengthened by performing squats and leg extensions. However, when you do not perform these exercises properly, you may also feel knee pain. Understanding […]

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Welcome Etienne Dugal-Tessier, Registered Physiotherapist!

May 12th, 2014 in News

GRSM is pleased to welcome Etienne Dugal-Tessier, Registered Physiotherapist at our Kitchener – South clinic. This is what Etienne use to do before becoming a registered physiotherapist and joining GRSM:

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Serious knee injury on the rise among children, report says

May 12th, 2014 in Resources

Oh, my aching knees. That’s something us old people say, right? Increasingly, however, children are experiencing one of the most serious knee injuries out there – to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). In a new clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics, a group of pediatric sports medicine experts outlines the current state of […]

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Parachute Messy hair? Safe brain!

May 7th, 2014 in Resources

Helmets can’t protect you from all cycling related injuries, but they can make a significant impact – cutting the risk of serious head injury by up to 85%! Along with our partner Canadian Tire, Parachute wants to make sure you have all the information to get your family ready for spring and summer biking. To […]

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Neck Pain: Dry Needling Can Decrease Pain and Increase Motion

May 7th, 2014 in News, Resources

When you have neck pain, the muscles in your neck are often painful to the touch. The irritable, hard “knots” within a muscle or connective tissue that may cause pain over a large area are called trigger points. These painful areas can limit your daily activities and movement. Dry needling, also called trigger point dry […]

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To tape or to brace… is that the question?

May 5th, 2014 in Resources

Ankle sprains are the most common sports-relates injuries in the United States, accounting for an estimated 12 million injuries per year. These injuries can result in significant time away from games and practices. If there was only an easy way of decreasing the number and severity of these injuries, that would be great. For this […]