Health and Wellness Blog

Top 10 Tips for Shovelling Snow

December 18th, 2016

The wintery weather has brought snow to the Lower Mainland for the first time in 1,000 days. Despite the picturesque scenery for this festive season, one must think about how to avoid injuries through shoveling your driveways and sidewalks. Here are our top 10 tips for shovelling snow.

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What Is a Foam Roller and Why Should I Use One?

October 28th, 2016

You may have heard your colleagues or seen other gym attendees use a foam roller before. A foam roller is used for self massage. This relatively new trend exists as we cannot all afford a massage or athletic trainer regularly to work out areas of pain within our muscles. For this reason, foam rollers are popular in both an athletic and rehabilitation setting.

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Autumn Injury Prevention Guide

October 9th, 2016

As autumn has arrived, the leaves fall gracefully…upon our front lawns! Many of us get injured while raking leaves or just cleaning out all our summer supplies. Here are a few tips to prepare ourselves for this “fall”.

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How Do I Protect My Neck, Back and Shoulder Girdle When I Have a Long Airplane Flight?

September 23rd, 2016

You are excited because you are on vacation, but you are dreading the long airplane flight to get to and from your destination. You may be lucky and have no aches and pains, but you may already have some neck-, back- or shoulder girdle pain. Here are some tips to get you through a long flight.

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Do I Need Custom Orthotics?

December 29th, 2015

Do you spend a good portion of your day standing or walking on hard surfaces? If so, you might benefit from custom orthotics. Read this article to determine if you need custom orthotics.

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Tips to Prevent Three Most Common Cycling Injuries

September 14th, 2015

Road cycling is an excellent form of aerobic exercise that is highly rewarding and engaging. If you encounter pain while cycling, this indicates your bike is not adjusted appropriately for your body or your body’s positioning is improper while cycling. This article explains the top three most common cycling injuries and ways to prevent them.

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How Does Electroacupuncture (EA) Help in Treating Pain?

August 3rd, 2015

An overview of electroacupuncture (EA) and how it is a good treatment for pain relief.

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How to Protect Your Back While Gardening

May 5th, 2015

It’s gardening season! This article examines ways to protect your back while gardening to prevent injuries.

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