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5 Key Treatment Principles for Iliotibial Band (ITB) Syndrome

Iliotibial Band (ITB) Syndrome is an overuse injury which causes pain on outer part of the knee. Common to runners, hikers and cyclists, there are several factors which may contribute to it development. David Burnett shares some modifiable tips and exercises to reduce pain or avoid injury from the start. Let’s find out more!

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Work From Home: 5 Tips and 5 Exercises to Reduce Postural Strain

So many of us have had to unexpectedly adapt to working from home and may not be properly set up to do so. This can cause strain on your muscles and lead to unwanted injury if you do not maintain good posture. Kaleena shares some key tips and exercises to reduce postural strain in your at home set-up. Find out more.

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Be Fit to Run

Some misconceptions about running have been around for decades. Running should not be the only strategy to get fit. You should be fit to run. You have been running since you were approximately 24 months of age and many of have never been instructed on HOW to run. Find out more here!

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Your at Home Guide to Reduce Prolonged Sitting and Maintain Good Health

Recent changes in our lifestyles have most of us at home for longer periods of time than we are used to. While we are at home, we tend to sit more which can be detrimental to our health. Keep reading to find out how to avoid the negative effects on your body from staying at home!

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6 Exercises and Advice for Maintaining at Home Fitness Routines

With gyms and recreational facilities being closed as well as our necessity for physical distancing right now it has been difficult to continue with a normal exercise schedule. Keeping physically active is important for both our physical and mental health, not to mention if we’re trying to recovery from an injury. Here are some suggestions to try to help you achieve your fitness goals.

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Mini at Home Workout with Dr. T

Chiropractor Dr. Thiruchelvam at our Kitchener clinics demonstrates a mini workout routine to keep us all active during these times of social-distancing. No equipment needed, easy flow, and should get that heart rate going!

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4 Simple at Home Exercises for Achilles Tendinopathy in Runners

As the warm weather begins and many get out and running more often, a common running injury may present itself known as Achilles Tendinopathy. It is characterized by pain, stiffness, maybe some swelling or thickening of the Achilles tendon. The prevalence varies but may make up 6-8% of all running injuries! Dave shares more about what it is, some treatment methods and exercises that your physiotherapist may do with you to recover from Achilles Tendinopathy.

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Very Low Carb (Keto) Diet and the Endurance Athlete, Part 3

The keto diet has received a lot of hype. But is it the ideal diet for the endurance athlete? In this last blog, we will dive into whether or not ketone diester supplementation along with traditionally high carbohydrate diets can be helpful for performance in endurance athletes. Does it help to tap into the best of both worlds? Let’s look at the research!

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Very Low Carb (Keto) Diet and the Endurance Athlete, Part 2

The keto diet has received a lot of hype. But is it the ideal diet for the endurance athlete? In this blog we will learn: (1) do low carb diets actually enhance fat metabolism? (2) does that actually makes us faster or perform better?

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Very Low Carb (Keto) Diet and the Endurance Athlete, Part 1

The keto diet usually consists of 5-10% of total kcal (~50g or less) from carbohydrates per day, 75% from fat and 10-20% from protein, and has received a lot of hype. But is it the ideal diet for the endurance athlete? Let’s talk about how the body uses energy during exercise before we get into the research.

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All Things Glutes! 5 Progression Exercises to Strengthen Your Gluteus Medius

Often the “Little Brother” of the Glute Max, the Glute Med plays an important role in maintaining a level pelvic alignment and proper hip-knee-ankle alignment in single leg activity like walking, running and hopping. Find out how to keep that muscle strong!

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5 Considerations for the Athlete to Avoid Corns and Calluses

As an athlete, there can be a lot of friction caused during sports which can lead to corns and calluses on your feet. Untreated corns and calluses can lead to the development of an ulcer in people with diabetes or with poor circulation. It is very important to have your corns or calluses properly assessed and treated. Find out more in this blog by Kaye!

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Foot Beam Balance 101

A fun new tool that we got recently in the clinic is this foot beam from the Foot Collective. It allows us to step out of our shoes and be barefoot on the beam to really work all the foot and ankle muscles that we have available to us. We can gain so much from the sensory inputs and the feedback we get from all our little foot and ankle muscles being engaged.

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Vitamin D and Immunity for Athletes

As the snow and cold weather rolls in, it is often accompanied by the common cold or worse, the flu. Endurance athletes are more at risk of illness. Find out how nutrition can play an important role in increasing immune function.

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Hockey Tips to Keep You in the Game – Part 3 The Lower Extremity

Our team is back with more tips to keep you in the game! Let’s dive into some common lower extremity concerns in the game.

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