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We’ve all heard about the elusive runner’s high. Runners like running, and they even feel good doing it! Experienced runners get a sense of elation that hits after a couple miles. Reportedly, it’s so good that you feel like you could keep going for another five […]

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How to Tell If You’re Overtraining or Just Sore

You’ve likely heard the saying, “no pain, no gain.” If you’ve gotten the impression that some soreness while working out is normal, you would be correct. But it can be a fine line between when that soreness becomes classified as pain. Walking this line correctly is […]

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If you are like most people, you lead a rather stress-filled life — a life filled with demands, and little time for rest and relaxation. With little time for you, you eat fast food rather than preparing a healthy meal, you choose more coffee over getting more sleep, and you spend hours hovering over your […]

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Explosive plyometric jumps and lifting huge racks of weight may be impressive, but those exercises aren’t for everyone. Lack of strength and flexibility or simple inexperience can quickly turn athletic bravado into a visit to the emergency room. In fact, there are a number of moves that the best trainers generally refuse to do […]

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You may be reluctant to exercise for fear that it’ll aggravate your symptoms, but research shows that regular moderate exercise lessens pain and improves function.

While the pain and fatigue associated with fibromyalgia may make exercise and daily activities difficult, it is crucial to be physically active. Research has repeatedly shown that regular aerobic exercise […]

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Sports like rugby, soccer, hockey, gymnastics and track & field ect. are awesome, but they can be a minefield for injuries.

Some people get hurt because they are not in shape or haven’t warmed up or stretched enough. A thump on the head from a great big body, a collision with a […]

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A Clinical Pearl

by Jay Dicharry, MPT, SCS

 

Every day, patients ask, “What’s the best shoe for me?” There’s a big problem when a clinician’s knowledge base of shoe prescription has been largely, and in some cases entirely, shaped by the shoe industry […]

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What if it were possible to restore the body to peak physical condition? Author Margaret Webb finds out.

Julia McKinnell

This year, some 275,000 Canadian women will turn 50. How many of them will, like author Margaret Webb, grimace at the sight of themselves in the […]

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Cadence and Running

On 2014/11/27 By

Cadence refers to how often your feet touch the ground with running. Cadence or stride rate is important in running as the optimal cadence decreases the stress to the ankles, knees, feet and hips.  Optimal cadence will reduce the risk of running injuries and improve your running form and running efficiency. It is generally accepted that the […]

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