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3 Varieties of Pull-Ups

Different types of pullups work different muscle groups. In this quick tip Registered Physiotherapist Jason Smith shares 3 pull-up varieties and which one is best tailored for your training and rehab to your individual weaknesses and goals

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Cervicogenic Headaches

Working from has been very popular lately but many people don’t have an ideal ergonomic desk setup. This can lead to poor motor control and use of muscles in our neck. Learn about cervicogenic headaches and what you can do to relieve them.

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Core Strength Isometrics

Looking to supplement your main lifts with some extra core strengthening exercises? Want a safe way to do so without provoking low back pain.

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Finger Pain (D.I.P joint) in Climbing!

Check the video for a comprehensive chat with GRSM Physiotherapist Jason Smith about why pain occurs at our DIP joints, and what we can do about it!

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5 Tips for Running Outdoors in the Winter

Winter comprises a significant portion of our year in Southern Ontario. Although it’s easy to stay cooped up inside, finding an outdoor activity that you enjoy can make the season so much more rewarding! There are plenty of options of outdoor fun for everyone to enjoy. GRSM Physiotherapist Jason Smith shares with you his tips for having a successful winter running season.

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Gastrointestinal Troubles During Exercise

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!

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Hockey Blogs

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!

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Shoulder Pain in Lifters

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!

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You Don’t Have To Live With Mummy Tummy!

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.

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Sports Nutrition for Young Athletes

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.

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What Everyone Needs to Know About Tennis Elbow

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.

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Prevention and Management of Low Back Pain

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.

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The ABCs of Running

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!

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Nutrition

Keeping the Body Cool with Ice Slushies

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!

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Ice or Heat for My Injury?

After receiving an injury, it can be difficult to know the best way to treat swelling. Would an ice pack be a better choice than a heat pack? Tia breaks down what happens after sustaining and injury, and the difference between using ice versus heat. Time to learn more!

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