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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • 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”.