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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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Balance prevents falls

Balance is something that we often take for granted. If you have ever had a fall, you know that it can happen without warning and can have serious consequences. One in four people that live at home, and are over the age of 65, will fall within the next year. Sixty percent of all falls […]
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Sciatica symptoms and solutions

What is sciatica? Sciatica is a term that describes pain radiating along the sciatic nerve which runs from the lower back, down through the buttock, hamstrings, and into the lower leg. The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in your body. What are some potential causes of sciatica? There are several anatomical structures in the […]
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Osteoarthritis relief

Osteoarthritis sufferers – find relief with physiotherapy Concerns about side effects of taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications has left many osteoarthritis sufferers wondering how to manage their pain and disability. Many answers may be found in the Ottawa Panel Guidelines for Therapeutic Exercises and Manual Therapy in the Management of Osteoarthritis. The expert panel developed 13 […]

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Hot vs. Cold – which is best?

Hot or Cold for Sprains and Strains? Confused about whether to put a hot pack or ice on that injury? You’re not alone – this is a commonly asked question. Cold and heat both have their place in the rehabilitation process. When used correctly, each can help to reduce pain and control swelling and assist […]

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