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13th-Sep-2016 # Strength and Flexibility for the Prevention of Running Injuries

Strength and Flexibility for the Prevention of Running Injuries


 
 
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 into 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 …

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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 …

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26th-Jul-2016 # Ki-Hara Resistance Stretching

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.

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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 # Why You Should Add Foam Rolling Into Your Wellness Routine

Why You Should Add Foam Rolling Into Your Wellness Routine


What is a Foam Roller?
Foam rollers come in all different sizes, shapes, diameters, and densities. The most commonly used tool for rolling is the classic foam roller, a cylinder shaped device made from high density foam and plastic. You can also use a lacrosse ball for rolling to help soothe those hard-reach-areas such as your feet, arms, shoulders, glutes, …

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1st-Mar-2016 # Crucial Questions You Need to Ask Your Physiotherapist

Crucial Questions You Need to Ask Your Physiotherapist


You wouldn’t just let anyone to babysit your kids, so why would you just let 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 …

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14th-Jan-2016 # How to Beat Cold and Flu Season

How 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, from colds and stomach flus to fevers and sinus infections.
Here are some tricks to keep those sick germs away and stay healthy without the flu shot or multivitamins.
Bone Broth
People have been consuming bone broth to …

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13th-Oct-2015 # The Benefits of Pregnancy Massages

The Benefits of Pregnancy Massages


Benefits of Pregnancy Massage include:
Tranquil relaxation and reduce stress.
Relief from muscle cramps, spasms, and myofascial pain, especially in the lower back, neck, hips, and legs.
Increase in blood and lymph circulation, which can reduce swelling.
Reduces stress on weight-bearing joints.
Improves outcome of labor and eases labor pain.
Enhances the pliability of skin and underlying tissues.
Provides support …

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29th-Sep-2015 # The Text Neck Explosion—and Other Injuries of the Digital Age

The Text Neck Explosion—and Other Injuries of the Digital Age


Not that long ago, a forearm made sore by too much computer mousing was the extent of technology-related injuries a person might experience.
But the widespread use of an increasing variety of technology—pads, laptops, smartphones—has detonated a cache of related conditions, from tight necks and sore …

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14th-Aug-2015 # Everything You Need to Know About Shin Splints

Everything You Need to Know About Shin Splints


By Dr. Murray Heber
What exactly are “Shin Splints”?
The term “shin splints” is a common diagnosis given when someone is suffering from pain in the front of their legs and is often associated with running. There are two main types of shin splints. They both have very similar symptoms but are significantly different in their actual diagnosis and treatment. …

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