Starting Exercising

A properly designed exercise program can not only increase your pain threshold, but also can raise your fitness level and stamina.  Exercise can play a role in pain management and decrease the effects of fatigue. Strong muscles can protect your affected joints from pain and make your …

Exercise for Seniors

A healthy retirement includes exercise.  Moderate physical activity helps control blood pressure, body weight, cholesterol levels, and blood sugar and diabetic risk. It also reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. A fitness program helps strengthen muscles, tendons, ligaments and …

Cross Training for Running Sports

The need for cross training is highly individual, and some people will benefit greatly from focusing on one or two movements, while others will find more value in general mobility or resistance and are focused on novel movement and off-axis exploration to round out their …

Exercise for Pain Management

One in five Canadians suffer from chronic pain. When also considering acute injuries, it is likely that most Canadians will experience some sort of pain in their lifetime. Now, more than ever, physicians are recommending that people try non-pharmacological therapies to deal with their chronic pain. In addition to …

Resolutions 2022

Now that another year has come and gone, you’re probably wondering what you did in 2021 that you can improve in 2022.  If you’re like me, you’ve given up on writing down your resolutions, but that doesn’t mean we can’t at least think about them.  So here is a suggestion to consider for …

E-Sports

There was an excellent article in The Toronto Star on April 13, 2019 on the possible injuries that gamers could sustain while learning their craft. Don’t laugh like I initially did, but the players sustain injuries like other athletes to the point that they have to retire early because of the pain. Gamers, are the new breed of …

Spring is Coming

Despite what the groundhogs say, spring Is coming. This may be a little premature, but the worst of winter is finally behind us and we can all start making our springtime plans. Whether you are just getting out of hibernation, or actively seeking better health we can make a difference in your lifestyle. …

Massage Therapy

We (our profession), have been discovered! There was a great article in January/February 2019 edition of The Costco Connection on Massage Therapy, which gave a good overview on the benefits of massage that didn’t downplay our contributions to health care. The opening line: Many people consider massages a luxury. …

Do You Have Penny Oleksiak Syndrome?

Have you been captivated by this 16-year old phenom like the rest of Canada has? So far: 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze with the chance of adding another medal tomorrow night. She could be our most decorated Olympian and she could have at least another 2 Olympic games to compete in. The future is now for Swim Canada. …