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

Avoiding Injury while you get back outdoors

That big sigh of relief you may be hearing is the collective call of Canadians that one of the worst winters on record is finally over. Probably. In case you haven’t been in Canada very long, spring is when windows may be opened again, and people are donning shorts even though it’s only 5 C outside. However, there is one problem with spring…

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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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14 Mar

How to Avoid Gardening Injuries

It’s that time of year again – gardeners are invading the big box stores. But don’t let their carts loaded with plants and gardening goodies intimidate you. There’s a good chance the not-so-careful gardener could end up on the injured list.

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14 Mar

Post-injury therapy is key to recovery

It’s that time of year again when Canadians everywhere begin to head back outdoors. You will begin to see more and more people emerging, after months spent indoors, and starting to do things they haven’t done all winter.

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14 Mar

Which Professional should I see for my injury

This time, we’ll take a look at which specialist might be best suited to deal with what ails you. Virtually every professional should be able to help with just about every injury that a weekend warrior brings through their doors. There are not many clinics that will turn people away, but if they can’t help, the good ones should refer you to the right practitioner.

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08 Jun

If injured, who should I go to?

Many athletes are unaware of the resources available to them when an injury occurs. In the sport of running, unfortunately injuries are a large part of the game. There are few athletes who have ran can say that they have never experienced an injury somewhere along the line.

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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

My season is over…Now what?

I’m so sorry that I have neglected you for the past six months. I’ve been extremely busy with my sporting season. But don’t worry. That long season is finally winding down. We’ll be together again soon. I’ll be bringing my friends — chips and beer — to join us. See you soon!

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