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Pacing Strategy for Concussions

Have you ever felt like you try an activity, and then you are absolutely wiped out for the rest of the day and maybe even the next day? A common activity pattern is to do too much, for too long … Continue reading

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What exercise can I do if i have a concussion?

One of the most common questions that is asked is what exercise can i do if I have a concussion? There are a few reasons why one may experience increased concussion symptoms during or after exercising. When you’re exercising, your … Continue reading

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Shoulder Exercise – Wall Angel Glide

Once you have mastered the floor angel glide exercise, you can progress the wall angel glide, then the seated angel glide. The shoulders and arms position are the same as floor angel glide. However, you will likely to notice that … Continue reading

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Shoulder Exercise – Floor Angel Glide

Many people with shoulder injury because there is a postural imbalance in the shoulder girdle including the shoulder blade (scapula). In order to truly strength the shoulder and prevent further injuries, retraining the scapula is very important. Here is the … Continue reading

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Exercise Principles

Many people like to go to the gym to get stronger. However, some people ended up injuries while exercises. We have patients with injuries are trying to get back into regular exercises too soon. So when we should do what? … Continue reading

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Calf Stretching

This video demonstrates a few various of calf stretching. Stretching the inside calf (medial Gastrocnemius) Stretching the outside calf (lateral Gastrocnemius) Deep layer of the calf (Soleus) These stretches can benefit for those who suffers from plantar faciitis, calf injuries … Continue reading

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Bird-Dog Exercise

This is a very popular exercise prescribed by your physio, chiro or trainer. Bird-dog. I love the use of a stick to ensure a proper setup and posture. Make sure you have also  mastered the basic core exercises.

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Inner Core-Part 2

If you have mastered the basic muscle recruitment of the inner core as demonstrated in Inner Core-Part 1, please go ahead to try the more advance exercises with more dynamic movements as demonstrated in this video. Once you have mastered … Continue reading

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Inner Core Exercise-Part 1

Weak core trunk muscle can certainly contribute to recurrent low back pain. Many people would try to strengthen the core by doing a bunch of sit ups. While sit ups and plank exercises are great to shape that 6 packs … Continue reading

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Fall is here. Use food to maximize your energy.

Kids are settling back into their school routines and resuming their extra-curricular activities. They’ll need lots of nourishing foods to provide them with the energy for staying active and alert all day long. We’re also into the peak of the … Continue reading

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