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Archive for June, 2013

#TeamGPP Photo Contest: Getting Back to What You Love

During the month of July we want to see you doing what you love! Tag your photos #teamGPP and Instagram them, Tweet them, or post them to our Facebook page, and you’ll be entered for a chance to win some killer weekly prizes from local folks doing what they love….

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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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Sprains and Strains – Melina Mirzaei, Kinesiologist

Sprains and strains of all kinds are common injuries that we see regularly in the clinic. There is a difference between the two, although the terms are often (mistakenly) used interchangeably. Let’s see if we can clear up some of the confusion… Sprains Sprains refer to injured ligaments. Ligaments are…

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IT Band Syndrome – Melina Mirzaei, Kinesiologist

What is it? The IT band is a thick sheath of connective tissue which runs along the outside of the thigh and connects to the outside of the shin bone (tibia). It is not a muscle itself, but is a fibrous continuation of a muscle called the tensor fascia latae…

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Exercise, Rehab, and Scoliosis – Melina Mirzaei, Kinesiologist

Exercise and physical therapy have been shown to be an important part of the management process of scoliosis. Generally, the goals of exercise are to prevent or limit the progression rate of the curvature in the spine, alleviate pain, and improve muscular and postural imbalances. However, each exercise program is…

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Ankylosing Spondylitis – Melina Mirzaei, Kinesiologist

Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) is a type of arthritis which primarily affects the spine and sacro-iliac joints. It causes inflammation of the joints in the spine, which can result in chronic stiffness and pain. In the late stages of this disease, this inflammation can cause the bones in the spine to…

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