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The Trails We Blaze: Hiking – Ankle Injury Prevention

09/10/2019 0 Comments

Who doesn’t love hiking? On the trail we are immersed in the open air, wildlife, beautiful, rugged terrain, fresh water streams, and… ankle injuries? Yes, you heard that right. Hiking often goes hand-in-hand with some fairly severe ankle twists, sprains, and even fractures or breaks! It’s not hard to guess why, mind you, because from loose rocks, to uneven footpaths, hiking poses a big threat when it comes to the wellness of your ankles. Don’t despair though, we’re not asking you to pack away your hiking gear and take to the treadmill instead. Rather, we’re here to chat to you about how ankle injuries during your hike can be prevented, and why being mindful of their probability and severity puts you in good stead to steer clear of them! […]

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What is Piriformis Syndrome and What Can You do About it?

19/08/2019 0 Comments

Getting injured can really set your exercise and fitness routine back a notch! And worst of all… it can be a total pain in the butt in more ways than one. Can you guess what we mean? If you’re reading this, you may have heard of piriformis syndrome before, or perhaps your just curious – either way, we’re here to tell you what it is, what causes it, and what you can do about it. That way, you’ll know why you’re in pain and you can “butt to the chase”, so to speak! ​[…]

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Running Injuries 101: Shin Splints

16/08/2019 0 Comments

Shin splints, or medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS), are one of the most common overuse injuries in the active population, especially in runners. For new runners, it can be frustrating when you start to become limited by this pain as you begin to ramp up your miles. For runner’s who’ve dealt with shin splints previously, it can just be outright devastating for it to come back again. […]

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How to Fit a Work Out Into Your Busy Schedule

08/08/2019 0 Comments

By now I’m sure you’re well aware of the benefits related to daily cardio, stretching, and resistance activities. Not only does your heart get a massive health-boost, but your entire body feels more supple and strong; your immune system is strengthened and you generally feel better. So, if you know all this, and have most likely experienced the positive effects of a daily workout routine yourself, why is it so hard to stick to a healthy pattern? Why is a daily exercise regime so difficult to maintain? The truth is, the reason we don’t stick to our guns is usually because of a busy work schedule; alternately, it could be because we can’t fit time into a hectic – and often delicate – work/family balance. We understand this predicament, and that’s why we’re offering you some useful tips on how to fit that much-needed exercise into your life, no matter the time constraints or pressures you face. Take a look! […]

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Running Injuries 101: Hip Bursitis

07/08/2019 0 Comments

You’ve been training for a few months and now the miles are really starting to add up. You go out for another one of your weekly runs, but this time you begin to have some pain along the outside of your hip. You don’t remember doing anything that may have injured it, but notice it gets worse the longer you run, and may even persist for a while after your run. In more severe cases, pain can hurt with walking stairs, sitting or standing for a long duration, or even when attempting to sleep directly on that side of your body. One of the most common causes of lateral hip pain, or pain on the outside of your hip, is greater trochanteric bursitis, or commonly called hip bursitis. […]

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Do I Have a Pulled Muscle or Something Else?

03/07/2019 0 Comments

Unless you’re gifted with extraordinary medical abilities, you probably can’t immediately tell the difference between a pulled muscles or something else. Hey, let’s face it, most people aren’t doctors. Not everyone can instinctively tell where their pains are coming from. And, if you’re reading this post, my guess is that you might be one the ones who struggle a little. The good news is, though, it’s absolutely normal not to know the cause of your pain; both people who suffer from sudden, fleeting pain, as well as those who experience ongoing, chronic pain, are often dumbfounded as to its cause. More often than not, though, people jump to the conclusion that they’ve pulled muscles. The effects of this type of ill-informed opinion can be life-changing, and that is why we’re about to expose the hidden answers behind what it means to have a pulled muscles, and whether or not something completely different might be going on.

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Running Injuries 101: Runner’s Knee

21/06/2019 0 Comments

You aren’t sure how it started, but now you can’t get through a run without nagging knee pain! At first, it’s only when you are running, but over time, even ice, rest and anti-inflammatories are not enough to give you relief. Even simple tasks like getting out of bed or going up and down stairs is painful. How did this happen and how can you get back to running pain-free again? […]

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The Hidden Cause of Your Constant Neck & Upper Back Pain

04/06/2019 0 Comments

Neck pain and upper back pain may be two of the most common ailments people experience. From struggling to move your neck, to worrying about the position you sit in on your favorite sofa, pain in the upper torso is debilitating. Yet, many of those who experience these kinds of issues haven’t suffered a fall, twisted their necks unnaturally, or been on rollercoasters since their pain started. For most people, the cause of neck pain or upper back discomfort can’t be pinpointed: there is no single unique moment in which their backs or necks could have been injured. What then? How did they come to be in so much pain? And if you’re reading this, you’re probably thinking the same thing about yourself. Fear not, however, because we’re here to help. In this post, we’ll be investigating the hidden causes that have led to your neck and upper back pain. We’ll also be looking at what to do about it and which steps to take next. [….]

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Why You Should Request An ACL Functional Test Following ACL Surgery!

02/05/2019 0 Comments

You recently had surgery, endured pain, swelling, tightness and discomfort in your knee. You have pushed yourself through months of rehab and all with thoughts in your head about when you can step back on the field. But your nervous, you don’t show it or tell anyone, but in the back of your mind you wonder, will I be the same athlete I once was? […]

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Why Back Pain Isn’t “NORMAL” Even If You’re Getting Older

01/05/2019 0 Comments

Back pain: very few people go through life without feeling its debilitating effects. From dull aches to sharp, stabbing sensations, back pain can afflict many of us in various ways. For a some people, back pain is a prolonged struggle that can strike at any moment, the intensity and heartache of which seems to increase over time if left untreated. For others, however, back pain seems to appear later on in life, and the predominant assumption is that it is therefore age related. Here’s the thing, though: it isn’t necessarily true. Yes, that’s right. Back pain – especially when you’re older – actually has very little to do with your age and a lot more to do with your lifestyle. In this post we look at why we often mistake middle-age back pain for something “normal” or “natural”, and we discuss some of the ways in which you can overcome the pain and get back to the active, mobile lifestyle you deserve. […]

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Knee Pain: Causes And Cures

19/03/2019 0 Comments

Knee pain affects almost every single person at some point in their lives. From sprains, to cartilage issues, all the way through to posture-related injuries and muscle tears, knee pain seems to play a role in the sometimes debilitating struggle for a pain-free life. We understand how the nagging, irritating, and oftentimes overwhelming pain in your knee affects your day-to-day activities, not to mention your social life, and that’s why this post is all about knee pain: what it is, why it is, and what can be done about it. […]

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Struggling With Plantar Fasciitis? Here’s Everything You Need To Know…

13/02/2019 0 Comments

Plantar fasciitis… to people outside of the medical world, the name itself gives very little away. But, while its title might be a mouthful, its symptoms are certainly a lot more familiar: stabbing pains, and burning, aching, and dull discomfort throughout the bottom of the foot are but some of it’s well known trademarks. Many people suffer from plantar fasciitis on a daily basis, yet its causes and treatment might surprise you. If you’re one of the millions of people worldwide who struggle to overcome this affliction, keep reading – we’re here to tell you everything there is to know! ​[…]

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CAN SCAR TISSUE’S EFFECTS BE FIXED?

13/02/2019 0 Comments

Scar tissue can be an ongoing hindrance for many of us. From an obstacle when it comes to movement, to a constant stretching feeling, dealing with scar tissue is oftentimes a daily, frustrating struggle. Luckily, you don’t have to fight that battle alone, and the happy truth is that you can overcome your nemesis. In this post, we’re the exposing truth behind scar tissue, and revealing how you can say goodbye to the nagging, pulling, stiff sensations left in the wake of physical injury. […]

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