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The Truths about Salt and its Function in the Body

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“My food is too salty” or “can you pass the salt” are two very popular phrases often shared at the dinner table. Most people utilize salt in their cooking to add more flavour to their meals. That being said salt consumption is often associated with a great deal of controversy within b...
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What is chronic pain and how do we treat it?

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Sharp, dull, achy, burning, radiating, shooting these are just some of the ways patient’s have described their pain to me. Pain is one of the main reasons why patient’s come to see us. Whether from an acute injury, a surgery or something that came out of the blue, pain is often what d...
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Making a Habit of Resolutions

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If you are like me, and 60% of other Canadians, you’ve made a New Year’s resolution related to weight loss, healthy eating, improved finances, exercise and getting a new job. My resolution is to eat healthier. That really boils down to packing a lunch for work. During the bounty of th...
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Reclaim Your Squat Part 1- Mobility

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The squat is one of the most basic and essential human movement patterns that we use in everyday life. From a toddler picking up a toy from the ground, to an adult standing up from a chair, or an athlete looking to improve their performance by doing weighted squats- we do some form of...
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Gluteal Strengthening

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Gluteal strengthening is a hot topic in the physiotherapy world. Clamshells, bird dog, bridging and side leg lifts seem to be fan-favourite rehabilitation exercises amongst therapists and clinics. Gluteus medius are one of the most influential muscles in the human body. They stabilize...
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The Benefits of Better Breathing

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We all know how to breathe, right? It’s a natural and essential function of life. But do we know how to breathe efficiently? Effectively? How does the quality of how we breathe affect aspects of our daily lives? Deep Breath Test: Lay on your back, knees bent, feet flat in the floor. R...
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Stay Active and Pain Free this Winter

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The colder days are here and soon snow will be covering the ground. It’s that time of year that the outdoor tennis club is closed, the last race of the season is done, and summer fall sports are wound up. This is an important time to think about what you are going to do this winter to...
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Could your Headache be Coming from your Jaw?

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Stress and Tension, we all have it to various degrees and it manifests itself in various places in different people. Some people carry it in their shoulders, some get IBS or some get headaches. Headaches can start in the base of the skull and come up over the head, they can be located...
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The Hamstrings and Low Back Pain

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The hamstrings are a one of the most important muscle groups of the body and are often overlooked when it comes to training, stretching and lower back pain. The hamstrings are made up of three distinct muscles; bicep femoris, semitendinosus and semimembranosus. In general, the hamstri...
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Following the French when it comes to Postnatal Care

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Pregnancy and childbirth are known to significantly impact a woman’s body. The weakening and possible injury of the pelvic floor and perineum leave women at risk for urinary and faecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, sexual dysfunction and chronic pain. Following a vaginal delive...
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