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Dry Needling - Why Runners LOVE This!. Most people are familiar with acupuncture, which uses needles to relieve pain and improve energy flow. At first glance, dry needling resembles acupuncture. Both methods use short, fine “filiform” needles that don’t inject any substances into the body (hence the term dry needling). However, unlike acupuncture, dry needling is tailored to the individual at the time of the session, and the same person may have a different pattern of dry need...
Posted on 2020-06-30
Functional Movement Screening Assessment - Treating the Cause, Not Just the Injury. The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) is a tool to help health care professionals identify injury risk in their patients. Initially, it was used to help athletes improve their game and protect themselves from injury, but it has become widely used to identify dysfunctional movement patterns, weaknesses, and potential sources of future pain in people from all walks of life. The FMS is not a diagnostic tool, rather...
Posted on 2020-05-31
Exercising During a Pandemic. As we navigate life in the midst of a global pandemic, hibernating safe at home and practicing physical distancing when venturing outdoors, times feel very uncertain. This uncertainty can create stress and anxiety. Exercise can be a wonderful way to mitigate stressors, improve physical fitness and benefit our mental health. With fitness centers and many parks closed, we’ve all had to get a little creative and make some adjustments to our regular routine. In o...
Posted on 2020-05-04
6 Tips on How to Keep from Hurting Your Lower Back When Working From Home. The COVID-19 Pandemic has caused a fundamental shift for all of us in how we work, socialize, and move throughout the day.  Lower back pain is a common, and incredibly frustrating, source of disability. With the changing landscape of work and possibly new work from home or mobile office situations back pain may be an unfortunate consequence.  Here are 6 useful tips that can help you protect your lower back and,...
Posted on 2020-03-31
Physiotherapy Before Surgery: The Benefits of Prehabilitation. Most people think of physiotherapy as a pain management approach that is typically recommended after an injury or surgical procedure, but undergoing prehabilitation, which refers to physiotherapy before surgery, also affords individuals numerous benefits. Beneficial features of prehabilitation include its ability to: Improve the body's response to pain and inflammation Increase mental and physical stamina Help restore range of ...
Posted on 2020-02-28
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