Group of men playing tennis

A Simple Solution to Tennis Elbow

With the gradual lifting of social distancing measures, many tennis courts are now re-opening to the public. If you’re amongst those who can’t wait to get back, this is a newsworthy celebration. But before you grab those racquets, injury is a very real threat after time off the court. Luckily, there is a simple solution to tennis elbow which can...

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Swollen Knees: When You Should See A Doctor

Depending on the sport, researchers have reported that knee injuries account for between 15 per cent and 50 per cent of all athletics-related injuries. Although most knee pain can be self-managed, it’s important to understand the severity of your swollen knees and when you should see a doctor.   We all know someone who throws up their hands and cries, ‘Sorry,...

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Woman wearing resistance bands to perform hip strengthening exercise

Banded Side Shuffle: at-home strength training

Strengthen your hip muscles and lower body. Although this exercise targets the muscles of the posterior hip, it can be used to strengthen all of the lower body. Begin the exercise by standing upright with the knotted elastic band placed around both legs and positioned between the knees and ankles. Everything else being equal, the further down the leg the...

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Woman with knee brace/support is running along on side-walk near the ocean

Knee Pain: Should I use a strap or brace?

When it comes to deciding the best way to treat knee pain, the options can feel overwhelming. Generally, there are two main forms of knee support. The knee strap and the knee brace, and they each have their own set of benefits. To help understand when you should use a strap or brace, below are the key differences, and some...

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 Unstable push-up

Unstable Push-Ups: at-home strength training

Stability Ball Push-ups - Strength Challenge! This is a variation of the classic push-up exercise, performed on an unstable surface, adding to the challenge. If you don't have an exercise ball, you can use almost any type of ball - basketball, soccer ball, medicine ball etc.  Begin this exercise in the push-up position, with both hands supported on top of the stability ball. From...

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How Bad Posture Affects Your Health

How Bad Posture Affects Your Health

When you are at your desk sending late-night emails, standing for long hours or deeply focused on editing those presentation slides for the 128th time, your posture is probably the last thing on your mind. But that’s a mistake. As it turns out, bad posture can really take a toll on your muscles, joints, and ligaments. Not only that, but...

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Benefits of Compression For Anyone Suffering From Type 1 Diabetes

Benefits of Compression For Anyone Suffering From Type 1 Diabetes

Living with Type 1 Diabetes comes with a lot of complexities. It's a disease which has the potential to negatively impact almost every organ in our body, including the eyes, kidneys, gastrointestinal tract, gums, teeth and heart. It can also increase the potential for blood vessel and nerve damage, leading to poor circulation and vein complications. Compression socks could be the...

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Toe taps: at-home foot & ankle recovery exercise

Toe taps: at-home foot & ankle recovery exercise

Strengthen the muscles which move and support the joints of the lower body. Toe taps - also known as scissor kicks - are intended to restore, or enhance, agility while also working to strengthen the muscles that move and support the joints if the lower body. You will need an exercise step or similar object to perform this exercise. While...

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