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23.5 Hours – What you can do with your last 0.5 hrs in the day!

Ask yourself: On average, how many days per week do you engage in moderate or greater physical activity (like a brisk walk) lasting at least 10 minutes? On those days, how many minutes do you engage in activity at this level? Those are the two questions that make up the…

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Knee Physiotherapy 101: Patello-Femoral Pain

Highlights: How to recognize patello-femoral knee pain (runner’s knee) What’s happening within the knee  How to know your training limits Tips for quick relief Rehabilitation and Physio involvement   With Vancouver marathon season right around the corner, and running groups cruising laps of the Seawall, it’s important to recognize and…

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Spring Brings Bike Season!

Highlights: hip and knee stretches for all cyclists core exercises for cyclists   March 20th may mark the first day of Spring but more importantly, (some may agree more than others) it marks the first day of the biking season. If you are a mountain biker, road biker or commuter, you…

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Concussions – Re-Energizing the Brain

Whether watching the newest Will Smith movie, cheering for your favourite hockey team or keeping up to date on NFL lawsuit news, concussions are gaining increased recognition as an injury which should not be swept under the rug.   Concussions are very common, happening to athletes and regular people alike; but,…

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Running Myth 8 – Does Running Increase your Risk of Arthrosis?

MYTH Running increases risk of arthrosis of the knee because the repeated impact causes irreversible damage to the cartilage. REALITY Several scientific studies have shown that arthrosis is no more common in runners than in non-runners. ELABORATION On the contrary, runners tend to have thicker and stronger cartilage in their…

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Running Myth 2 – Does Cross-Training Prevent Running Injuries?

MYTH It is better to cross­-train than to run six times per week. REALITY No studies have managed to quantify the optimal frequency of training with the purpose to prevent running injuries. ELABORATION As per our first post regarding the cause of running injuries, it comes down to tissue adaptation. You get…

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Symptoms of Overtraining

The eight most common overtraining characteristics include: Unexplained and persistently poor athletic performance and high fatigue ratings Prolonged recovery from typical training sessions or competitive events Disturbed mood states characterized by general fatigue, apathy, depression, irritability, and loss of competitive drive Persistent feelings of muscle soreness and stiffness in muscles…

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Maintaining a Healthy Activity Level

A walking goal of 10,000 steps a day (approximately 3km) falls in line with most recommendations for minimal physical activity to reduce disease risk and capture the benefits of a healthier lifestyle. More specifically, the American College of Sports Medicine recommends: To promote and maintain good health, adults aged 18-65…

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Training When Deconditioned (Extreme)

In this example, one can see that in a severely deconditioned individual, the thresholds for exceeding maximum capacity are very low. This point of a training regime requires careful dosing of exercise, and is a situation physiotherapists are very specialized in. (Primer on Effects of Training) (Primer on Over-Training)

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