Do you ever experience stomach pains, burping, nausea or flatulence during your workouts? If the answer is yes, you are not alone. Gastrointestinal (GI) issues are common in athletes, specifically endurance athletes. In this article you will learn how a few nutrition tactics can help you have a GI issue free workout!
We’re back into the swing of hockey season and it is beyond exciting! But, this sport that we love doesn’t come without its share of injuries. Understanding how to treat your body pre- and post-injury is critical to making sure that you stay in the game! Our team has no shortage of tips to get you started. Let’s dive in!
With any type of activity there is the risk of getting injured, and that’s no different when it comes to lifting. In fact, the most common type of injury to lifters is shoulder pain. Some of the most common gym movements can cause shoulder pain but it’s important to address it early because it can lead to more serious injuries or time away from the gym. Blake Scott, Registered Physiotherapist, shares valuable information and examples on how you can manage and resolve your shoulder injury. Click to read more!
Mummy Tummy (aka Diastasis Recti) is when the linea alba of the rectus abdominis stretches to allow room for the growing fetus, leaving a gap between each set of recti. Complaints are more than just vanity, it has a big impact on the way you live! A physiotherapist trained in pre/post natal core stability can identify a DRA and assess how to treat it. This can be done both pre and postpartum.
Nutrition is an important part of sport performance for young athletes, in addition to allowing for optimal growth and development. Macronutrients, micronutrients and fluids in the proper amounts are essential to provide energy for growth and activity. To optimize performance, young athletes need to learn what, when and how to eat and drink before, during and after activity.
Tennis elbow is the layperson term for lateral epicondylitis which means inflammation
of the boney prominence on the outside of your elbow (your lateral epicondyle).
This is a very common injury in racquet players and has therefore claimed the name “tennis elbow”. If you don’t play any racquet sports, understandably it seems strange to have developed this type of injury. However, prolonged mouse and keyboard use is also a common activity amongst people that develop this irritation.
Low back pain is the most common cause of disability in the working population. Approximately 50-80% of the adult population will experience it at some point in their life. Don’t let this statistic scare you from preventing or managing low back pain well. Priya Chandra-Ali, registered physiotherapist at our Kitchener-Downtown clinic shares the research and practical tips a therapist may go over with you in treatment.
This runners drill is great for improving the bio-mechanics of running (speed, agility, balance and coordination), body awareness, injury prevention and increasing performance. It can be used as a pre-run warm-up or as part of an in-training routine. David Burnett, registered physiotherapist at the Kitchener-South location demonstrates the ABC technique in an easy to follow way. Let’s learn more!
Pre-cooling strategies have been used to cool athletes prior to exercising in the heat. There are many strategies used, but sometimes these are not available or convenient . Therefore, enter ice slushy! Stephanie shares a great recipe and tips for staying hydrated as an athlete. Click to learn more!