Blog - EQ PHYSIO - Oakville, ON

The Importance of Mobility and Flexibility in Tennis

With the U.S. Open Tennis Championships starting up this week, it's only fitting to discuss the importance of having good flexibility and mobility as a tennis player in order to play the game at an effective and injury-free level. Below I will discuss a few areas that you might want to focus on to help […]

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Acupuncture helps Neck Pain!

Acupuncture has been practised for centuries in China and surrounding countries for treatment and management of pain. Over the last few decades, there has been a growing amount of research conducted in Asia, North America and Europe in the area of dry needling and acupuncture which involves the use of thin filiform needles applied to […]

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Achilles tendon pain

Female Runner Stretching Achilles Tendon Before Running

What is it the Achilles tendon? The Achilles tendon is the large cord-like structure at the back of the ankle. It is responsible for transferring the muscle forces generated by the calf, which in turn allows you to roll onto the ball of your foot during walking and running. This tendon can withstand tremendous stress […]

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Aquatic exercise benefits

Young and senior people doing aquatic exercise in pool

Aquatic exercise is one of the best ways to take the load off your joints while enjoying a cardio and strength-building workout. Here are some fun facts: did you know that you weigh 50% less when you stand in waist deep water? Did you know you weigh 90% less when you are submerged in water […]

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Strength training

People doing strengthening exercises in fitness class at the gym

Muscular strength is a muscle’s ability to generate force. The purpose of strength training is to increase muscle and connective tissue size, density, and toughness. Bigger muscles and stronger connective tissues are less prone to injury and aid in long term weight management. Muscle tissue also burns more calories than fat when the body is […]

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Take the Toe-ga foot test

Gabe Ho, Registered Massage Therapist is a graduate of the Royal Canadian College of Massage, McMaster Contemporary Medical Acupuncture, and McMaster Advanced Neurofunctional Sports Performance Programs and a member of the College of Massage Therapists. He uses a neurofunctional approach for his massage and acupuncture treatments to identify and correct the underlying causes of dysfunction. […]

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