16 Mar

Oakville Dad Builds a Backyard Rink…

Oakville dad builds a backyard rink because there’s no better place to play shinny A game of shinny remains an uber-Canadian winter tradition. And there is no better place to play pickup hockey than in your own backyard. Every winter, Russell Gunner builds a backyard ice rink, just like his father did. This is his […]

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14 Mar

How Much Hockey is Too Much Hockey?

When the season gets into into full swing, nights and weekends are again spent at the rinks. You checked out your child’s schedule last week and discovered you have two games, two practices and a tournament next weekend. This is when the question arises, how much hockey is too much for your child’s safety and health?

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14 Mar

Avoiding Cold Weather Injuries

Whatever the outdoor sport, the question remains: are we more prone to injuries or are our muscles too frozen to tear when it is this cold? There is no clear answer, but there are certainly a few tips and tricks we can try to avoid getting the winter injuries and becoming a couch potato.

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14 Mar

Proprioception training – How to make sure you don’t fall when you play sports

In most sports, athletes have to act quickly and react to immediate changes within the game. If your body isn’t trained to manage these reactive changes, you may be setting yourself up for injury. Your body is a complicated machine, with muscles, tendons and bones working together to co-ordinate certain movements. To be successful and pain-free, all sports require synchronization of all these body parts to work in sequence.

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07 Jun

Why does my child have knee pain?

As children grow and play sports, there are always going to be little bumps and bruises along the way. As they grow they will also go through several growth spurts which often cause pain in their young joints. One of the more common injuries in young athletes is pain located under the kneecap or medically known as, chondromalacia (con-dro-ma-la-chia).

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07 Jun

The “Gunner” ITB Stretch

The Iliotibial band (ITB) is a constant source of problems for a significant amount of long distance runners. The actual condition associated with the ITB is called “Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome”.

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