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When you hear the term physical therapy, one tends to think of muscles, bones, ligaments and tendons. However, the proper mobility and balance of the visceral system (our organs) must also be taken into account if we look at the body as a whole. We cannot forget the role that our organs (viscera) play in our optimal health and well-being. The bodily functions of digestion, detoxification, circulation, and respiration are just a few examples of how the visceral system plays a strong physiological...
Posted on 2018-03-29
Benching is one of the core components of a weight-lifting program but it can also be a common source of shoulder pain.  Here are some tips on managing this! Don’t forget about the warm-up. New to warming up before your workout? Check out our previous blog post to guide you through a proper warm-up.  4 Take Home Lessons to Perform Better: 1) Improve your thoracic extension - A lack of extension in the spine can result in a chain of events that causes a pi...
Posted on 2018-03-29
Squash is a game that requires not only physical stamina but strong eyes - peripheral vision, awareness and depth perception. It can be one of the best sports in terms of calories burned per hour. I also love that it can be played all year round! You can play for fun, join a club to play more competitively, play with friends, family or your significant other.  An important lesson to learn for all squash squash players is to warm up your muscles first. Muscles stretch a lot better when...
Posted on 2018-03-14
“On average, it takes more than two months before a new behavior becomes automatic – 66 days to be exact.” 1 As we get the ball rolling into March and with 2018 in full gear, how are those “New Year’s Resolutions” coming along? Or the better question might be, how many have managed to survive up to this point? When it comes to establishing new habits, especially with health and exercise, we know this is historically difficult. Anyone can head over to their l...
Posted on 2018-03-14
I have been lucky enough to start working as soon as I joined the Honsberger team with an OHL Junior A hockey. Being part of athletics in highschool and varsity sport during post secondary education, I thought that the players would be thrilled about the addition of a Registered Massage Therapist to their therapeutic team. Upon my first visit I found out that most of the team would only receive therapy when they sustained an injury. With this type of sport and the demands it places on the body,...
Posted on 2018-03-14
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