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May Flowers Bring June Back Pain: Tips from a Physiotherapist on How To Avoid Gardening Related Back Pain

Spring has sprung and with it comes the annual yard work marathons. For Physiotherapists, this is back pain season. Gardening is very physical work, and after a long, indoor winter, many people are ill-equipped for a rapid increase in physical labour. If you are a “perennials only” serious gardener or working on a new outdoor […]

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Sport Compression Sleeves and Socks – The Science

Last blog I talked about the non-science. This time, the science behind sport compression sleeves and socks. You’ve seen them, distance runners, professional athletes and perhaps, even me, an adventure racer, wearing them. Why, you ask? Benefit Performance When you wear compression, studies show that the walls of your arteries dilate, which increases the amount […]

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5 Non-Science Reasons to Wear Sport Compression Sleeves and Socks

Long distance and marathon runners have been wearing sport compression socks and sleeves for years. I am neither of those, but I do enjoy Adventure Racing (bike/paddle/trek) which can range from 4-24 hours of fun in all sorts of terrain and conditions. The makers of these products tout the performance benefits of compression technology, but […]

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GLA:D

Hip or knee osteoarthritis – have you tried the GLA:D™ Canada program? Do you want to stay active but have concerns about pain and stiffness in your knees and hips? Exercise is a vital part of keeping our minds and bodies healthy and while you may worry that exercising with osteoarthritis could harm your joints […]

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