Preventing Injuries

Take Care While Camping This Summer

Have you been camping yet this summer? With so many beautiful campgrounds and provincial parks across Ontario, heading out into the great outdoors with your family or friends is a popular pastime. The fresh air, a well-lit campfire, and a dip in the lake are difficult to resist. But preparing… Read More

Keep Your Back in Mind This Summer

As we head into July this week, we continue to spend more time in the great outdoors with activities, such as hiking, golfing, gardening, and running. Being active can help you maintain your flexibility and good posture, build strong bones, and relieve stress. Recreational activities are a great way to… Read More

Four Easy Stretches to Avoid Injury on the Golf Course

Golf courses are opening up again in Ontario and you’re excited to get back on the course. But don’t let your enthusiasm keep you from understanding the strain and effort required to play golf. To avoid injury, be sure to spend at least five minutes stretching before you start swinging!… Read More

What’s Causing Your Muscle Knots? (And How Can You Get Relief?)

Have you ever experienced the tender, achy feeling of a muscle knot in your back, shoulders or neck? If so, you’re not alone. Research has shown that muscle knots may affect up to 85 per cent of the population, impairing mobility, causing pain, and in some cases, reducing a person’s… Read More

How Exercise Helps to Manage Osteoporosis

Aging, obesity, and chronic health conditions, among other things, can lead to limited mobility and strength. And these issues can in turn contribute to spine, muscle, and joint problems. Starting at age 30, our bones decline in density. And if bone mass gets dangerously low, it’s called osteoporosis. Physical exercise,… Read More

Five Ways to Avoid Injury While Spring Cleaning

With the Easter long weekend behind us and another stay-at-home order in effect, you may be ready to tackle your long list of household chores. Since some of these chores require a great deal of bending, reaching and twisting — all that can increase your risk of injury — we’ve… Read More

Tips for Avoiding Injury While Working Outside This Spring

After a winter (and several lockdowns) spent indoors, it’s only natural to want to head outside and enjoy the warmer weather. As we head into the Easter long weekend, it’s safe to assume that many of you will be out surveying your lawn and garden. Maybe even doing some raking… Read More

Five Tips for Transitioning from the Treadmill to the Sidewalk

With spring just over a week away, many runners are gearing up to take their cardio routine from the treadmill to the sidewalk. While it’s exciting to “hit the road,” you may be a bit wary about transitioning your routine outdoors. But with a good pair of running shoes and… Read More

Five Ways to Avoid “Text Neck”

If you’re reading this blog post from your handheld device, it’s likely you’re engaging in a serious but harmful position referred to as “text neck.” With Ontario’s stay-at-home orders in full effect, we’re spending more and more time looking at our phones and laptops. The result? More text-neck aches and… Read More

How to Treat Post-Workout Muscle Soreness

  If getting in shape or intensifying your workout routine was one of your resolutions for 2020, you’ve likely had your fair share of time at the gym these past few months. Have you ever wondered why your muscles feel so sore after a workout? One reason may be delayed… Read More