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FORE! Shoulder Pain and Playing Golf

09/10/2019 0 Comments

Golf… it’s a sport that calls to mind beautiful Saturday mornings, a cold beer at the club after a great 18-hole day, and that elusive birdie you’ve been trying to get for years. And while this all sounds pretty much idyllic, you might be surprised to know that playing golf causes nearly as many injuries as some contact sports! It’s true, and while shocking, it actually makes a lot of sense. The techniques players employ in their swings, gaits, and strokes, often have painful consequences for the back and shoulders. In fact, shoulder pain is so common amongst golfers that it has fast become one of the injuries we treat most often. So, in this post we chat to you about what it means to have shoulder pain, how you know it’s golf-related, and what to do if you’re suffering from it right now. With that having been said, let’s tee up and get started! […]

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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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Running Injuries 101: Achilles Tendinopathy

24/07/2019 0 Comments

Despite being the largest tendon in our body, the achilles tendon is one of the most commonly injured tendons in athletes whose sports involve running and jumping. Achilles tendinopathy is an overuse injury characterized by pain, stiffness, swelling and impaired performance; runners typically report pain during running which worsens with distance as well as stiffness in the mornings or with activities that require the ankle to bend such as going down the stairs. Unfortunately, achilles tendon injuries can persist for a while and has a higher re-occurrence rate than most other running injuries, especially when not treated properly. […]

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Deciding To Have ACL Surgery?

23/07/2019 0 Comments

Here are 5 Questions you should be asking your prospective surgeon. […]

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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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Achilles Tendonitis: What It Is And What To Do About It!

13/05/2019 0 Comments

The sudden pain you’ve experienced in the back of your heel during or after your morning run, workout, or squat has a name… Achilles Tendonitis. And though it’s a mouthful to pronounce, its symptoms and aftermath are more common. In this post, we look at the effects and causes of this uncomfortable, oftentimes painful affliction, and we give you the tools to overcome its debilitating effects on your exercise routine and lifestyle. […]

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Understanding Core Strength And What to do About It

19/03/2019 0 Comments

“Core Strength”… You’ve seen these words on billboards advertising gym memberships, on the latest health-trend manifestos, and on the front page of your fitness magazine. You’ve even heard your close friends and family members chatting about the value of core strength. And yet, you’re not really sure what it is, why it’s important, or why it should even matter to you. The good news is, this post is about to enlighten you. We’re going to give you the ins-and-outs of core strength, its necessity, and what it really means for your health. […]

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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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