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11th-Dec-2017 # The Importance of Balance

The Importance of Balance


For Runners: The Importance of Balance
 
One big difference between running and walking is that when we walk, there is a period of time when both our feet are in contact with the ground. Whereas when we run, only one foot is ever in contact with the ground at a time. A runner can have a force of up …

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4th-Dec-2017 # 4 crucial tips for Winter Running

4 crucial tips for Winter Running


Canadian winters pose a unique challenge to a runner’s fitness and motivation. It can be tempting to hibernate indoors rather than face the harsh elements during an outdoor workout. However, it is important for our physical and mental well-being to stay active during the winter months, and running outside provides respite from all the extra time spent indoors. Here …

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14th-Aug-2015 # Why Should You Try Cupping?

Why Should You Try Cupping?


One way to think about cupping is that it is the inverse of massage. Rather than applying pressure to muscles, the suction uses pressure to pull skin, tissue and muscles upward. I often combine cupping with acupuncture into one treatment, but it could also be used alone.
Cupping was developed thousands of years ago and though the techniques have modernized, …

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26th-Jul-2016 # Everything you need to do about Ki-Hara Resistance Stretching

Everything you need to do about Ki-Hara Resistance Stretching


 
What is Ki-Hara Resistance Stretching?
Ki-Hara is an innovative form of body work that simultaneously strengthens and lengthens muscles. The sessions start off with a modified form of Thai Massage known as “mashing”, where the practitioner uses their feet to warm up the tissues. After the mashing, individual muscles are strengthened and lengthened creating stability in the joints.
Will …

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1st-Mar-2016 # The 9 Crucial Questions You Should Be Asking Your Physiotherapist

The 9 Crucial Questions You Should Be Asking Your Physiotherapist


You wouldn’t let just anyone babysit your kids, so why would you let just anyone work on your Elbow Pain? Finding a good physiotherapist is crucial to your recovery and rehabilitation process. You want to make sure that they are the right choice for you. Physiotherapists work along with you to help you recover and heal from an injury, so it …

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13th-Sep-2016 # Why Runners need to build strength and increase flexibility

Why Runners need to build strength and increase flexibility


When I ask runners what their primary mode of exercise is, the answer is simple: running. However, most runners could benefit from an individualized strength and flexibility program to add to their exercise routine.
Running is repetitive and occurs primarily in one plane. The same movements, done by the same muscles, in the same direction, will build up the strength …

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7th-Sep-2016 # Voodoo Floss

Voodoo Floss


 
Voodoo Floss: The magic behind the name.
Voodoo floss is a compressive bandage made out of rubber that can be used to resolve fascial restrictions in the extremities. It can also be used over joints to assist in increasing range of motion through stressing the joint capsule. The creator of this device is Dr. Kelly Starrett, author of “Becoming …

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12th-Jul-2016 # Spartan Racing – Faye Stenning

Spartan Racing – Faye Stenning


Faye Stenning is Ranked #1 in the world based on Global Point Standing and 2nd in the NBC USA Championship Series, as well as a regular client at Elite Sports Therapy. Here is some insight into her athletic background, intensive training regimen, and how therapy has helped her pursue her goals…
Do you remember your first obstacle course race?
Yes, in 2013 it …

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11th-Jul-2016 # Everything You Need to Know about Foam Rolling

Everything You Need to Know about Foam Rolling


What is a Foam Roller?
The most commonly used tool for rolling is the classic foam roller, a cylinder-shaped device made from high-density foam and plastic. Foam rollers come in all different sizes, shapes, diameters, and densities.
What Does Foam Rolling Do?
Foam rolling is becoming increasingly popular but what exactly does it do? Foam rolling is a form of …

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14th-Jan-2016 # 7 tips and tricks to beat Cold and Flu season

7 tips and tricks to beat Cold and Flu season


It’s the season for getting sick and it seems to be hitting everyone!
We have friends, family, and patients complaining of symptoms of everything from colds and stomach flus to fevers and sinus infections.
Here are some tricks to keep those sick germs away and to stay healthy without the flu shot or multivitamins.
1) Bone Broth
People have been …

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