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Injury Prevention

The Cost of Saving Money

I can do that myself. Why would I pay someone else?  These may be amongst the most expensive words ever spoken. Just because you think you can do something yourself doesn’t mean you should, particularly if you don’t have the expertise. I am talking about everything from cutting down a tree to accounting to renovating […] Read More ❱

Working Out Safely and Effectively

While remaining fit is a top priority for me, I do not work out at a gym. I never have for one very good reason. I just can’t watch what other people are doing without stressing out so badly I negate any benefits of going to the gym in the first place. Some of the […] Read More ❱

Check Your Alignment – Save Your Tires and Your Joints

The mechanic tells you there is excessive wear on one of the tires of your car. He suggests a wheel alignment. Naturally you agree without blinking because it makes perfect sense to deal with the cause of the problem and not just change the tire. Now the orthopaedic surgeon tells you there is excessive wear […] Read More ❱

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Many women who have been pregnant are familiar with the feeling of tingling and numbness in the hands. This often happens in the pre and post-natal period, but can also occur later on after several months of lifting babies in and out of cribs and such. Women are then diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome and […] Read More ❱

Pulled Muscles

When Usain Bolt suddenly collapsed onto the track in his last ever appearance for his country, I think we all empathically felt his emotional pain. In what was supposed to be his swan song he barely limped across the finish line. But aside from the emotions, how many of you actually cringed and pulled up […] Read More ❱

Falls and Near Falls Can Cause Lingering Problems

I grew up in the Toronto area and then went to school in Kingston before settling in Ottawa. When I moved here to begin my career, everyone was going on about how cold it is. I remember thinking, “How bad can it be? It’s not that far from Kingston.” Obviously meteorology and weather patterns are […] Read More ❱

Spring Tune-Ups for Injury Prevention

Now that the snow has finally melted around here, a new season of sporting activities is beginning. If you are about to start a sport, especially if it is something you have never done before, injury prevention should be something that is on your mind.   A lot of sports injuries occur at the beginning of […] Read More ❱

I’m All Thumbs and They Hurt!

Thumbs are the kind of body part we never think about until something goes wrong. If you have ever hurt your thumb, you realize that we use them to do absolutely everything. They are, after all, one of the main features that separates us from other forms of life. There is in fact a reason […] Read More ❱

Who Says Moms don’t do Heavy Lifting?

When my daughter was born she was 22 inches long. Nearly two feet. How does that fit in there? My son wasn’t quite so long but was nine pounds and three ounces. Both long babies and heavy babies present unique challenges. For instance, it can be difficult to find a way to support the body […] Read More ❱

The Importance of Stability

Some years ago I was watching the women’s giant slalom event at the winter Olympics. That particular day conditions were quite icy and there had been some talk of rescheduling the event. In the end they did, but not before several competitors fell. Big time. As in cartoon character snowball head over heels big time. […] Read More ❱

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