- Quick Tips
- Quick Tips
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.