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4 Tips to Prevent Injuries at the Cottage

Just their remote locations make it important to prevent injuries at the cottage. At the cottage, you’re probably much further from the medical attention that you are at home. And that problem is worse the more remote your cottage is or if it’s a water-access cottage. You also might not even be near the cottage…

Physical Therapy

3 Reasons for Getting Physical Therapy When You Don’t ‘Need’ It

Maybe this post shouldn’t be about why you should get physical therapy even when you’re not in pain, but about not letting stereotypes about treatment modalities get in the way of you enjoying their benefit. If you asked anyone when you should get physical therapy, just about all of them would say something like: after…

3 Ways Physiotherapy Helps You Achieve Your Exercise Goals

Have you ever bought a year-long gym membership and stopped going after three months? Or one month? Don’t think you are alone. One study of gym membership data found that most people don’t make it past the five-month mark in the first year-long gym membership they buy. Many gyms are still in operation only because…

avoid sports injuries this spring

How to Avoid Sports & Exercise Injuries This Spring

Once the clocks “spring” forward, you know that even if it isn’t here yet, warmer weather is on its way. After a few months of cold temperatures, spent mostly indoors – and inactive – no one can be blamed for chomping at the bit to get outside for a little exercise and fresh air. But…

Soccer Groin Strain Injury

Groin Strain Treatment Guide

With the Hockey and Indoor Soccer seasons underway some may find themselves experiencing groin/medial thigh pain after putting your body through new demands with the start of the season. GROIN STRAIN (ADDUCTOR STRAIN): Cause: An abrupt change in the muscle length/tone from over striding, pivoting or a strong rapid contraction of the adductor group. Sign…