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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.

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.

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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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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