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Archive for the ‘Women’s Health’ Category

RUNNING MYTH 9: SHOULD YOU TAKE ANTI-INFLAMMATORIES FOR RUNNING INJURIES?

MYTH Taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication (NSAID’s) helps control excessive inflammation in the injured runner and promote an early return to running without detrimental effect to tissues. REALITY The inflammatory process is the initial phase in the body’s natural healing process after an injury from trauma or overuse. Taking NSAID’s inhibits this…

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RUNNING MYTH 7: THE TRUTHS AND MYTHS SURROUNDING RUNNING AND STRETCHING

MYTH *Stretching reduces your risk of injury and delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) while improving your performance and recovery. *In this article, unless otherwise specified the term “stretching” refers to static stretches where an end of range position is held. REALITY Stretching pre-run does not reduce your risk of injury…

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Running Myth 5: Clarifying the link between Biomechanics and Running Injuries

MYTH Anatomical abnormalities of the lower body such as flat feet or knee valgus make people more susceptible to running injuries. REALITY Research shows there is *generally no relationship between biomechanical abnormalities and pathologies in the lower limbs *read further for the exceptions ELABORATION In a world that admires perfection,…

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Happy Summer Feet! – Lina Englund, Physiotherapist

Sun, blue skies, lazy beach days, ambitious beach runs, smiles all around and… achy feet. Ever had pain in the arch of the foot or under your heel, clouding the blue sky? We tend to beat our feet up at the beginning of the summer when we let them loose…

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Urinary Incontinence: Turning a blind-eye

You’ve heard of it before. You may have even experienced it before. That time your friend told a hilarious story while out to dinner, during your jog, or last winter when you had that really bad cough. Maybe it just happened once and you figured it was no big deal,…

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Breakfast Television Visits GPP – Chelsea Sheppard, Physiotherapist

This year we had the great pleasure of welcoming CityTV’s Breakfast Television to GPP for a morning full of tips on off season, in season and on-the-slope tips for skiers, snowboarders and snowshoers. Dawn Chubai and the Breakfast Television crew joined us to show simple exercises which can be done…

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Life Uninterrupted – May Newsletter

Our new web page kicks off with some help for runners! Some Running Tid-Bits from The GPP Blog Running Tips by Melina Mirzaei, Kinesiologist Why A Runner Should Warm Up by Lina Englund, Physiotherapist Download our Warm Up for Runners by Mark Borslein, Physiotherapist What is Plantar Fasciitis? by Melina Mirzaei,Kinesiologist Night…

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The History of Pilates – Jean Lewis, Physiotherapist

Pilates: The Man “I must be right. Never an aspirin. Never injured a day in my life. The whole country, the whole world, should be doing my exercises. They’d be happier.” – Joseph Hubertus Pilates, in 1965, age 86. Joseph Humbertus Pilates was born in Germany in 1880. As a child,…

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Exercise Tips for New Moms – Melina Mirzaei, Kinesiologist

As any new or expectant mother can attest to, there are many changes that happen in the body over the course of pregnancy and during and after labour. During this time, the muscles and connective tissues of the pelvic floor undergo significant changes. Certain exercises can cause a lot of…

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Running and the Female Pelvic Floor – Melina Mirzaei, Kinesiologist

Injuries and dysfunction related to running typically bring to mind sore knees, tight IT bands, and tired feet. Less common is the idea of a strong pelvic floor as an important component of safe, comfortable running. As mentioned in Intro to the Pelvic Floor, the pelvic floor is essential to…

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Intro to the Pelvic Floor – Melina Mirzaei, Kinesiologist

Do you know where your pelvic floor is, or what it does? This oft-ignored muscle group is essential to proper core stability, continence, and internal organ support. Many people have heard of “kegels”, but are not sure how to do them properly, why they should do them in the first…

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