Workstation Ergonomics

This year has been an interesting one with many people suddenly transitioning to working from home, in many cases from their dining room table!  As many are finding out, this set up can contribute to pain and discomfort as we are sitting for long periods of time at…

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Sitting Down on the Job

Does your job find you sitting most of the day?While sitting can seem restful, keep in mind that staying in any one position for long periods of time can cause strain and injury to your muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments. Sustained sitting can take a toll on your…

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Avoid Back Pain While Exercising

High performance athletes treat exercising like a ritual, following a specific routine each time they hit the gym helping them avoid injuries. Putting more stress on your body can lead to aches and pains, but if you follow a few simple steps you can make sure you’re not…

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How to Prevent Three Common Muscle Injuries

Playing sports, sitting at a desk all day, or even running outside are all simple actions performed in our day-to-day lives. But, did you know that most of these actions require repetitive movement that can often cause muscle strain. The motions of everyday activities can sometimes contribute to…

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Winter Walking Lessons

During late fall and all the way into early spring, we see our temperatures swing widely from well above zero to frigidly below.  Some days can seem quite warm giving us a sense of respite from the cold weather but we must still be careful going out and…

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Daily Routine Can Be a Pain

We live in a world where we’re constantly in a hurry, juggling multiple tasks and carrying our belongings with us everywhere. And, believe it or not, this can have serious consequences on your back health. In fact, back pain sends more patients to doctors than any condition other…

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The Concussion Playbook

Concussions are called an ‘invisible injury’ because its symptoms aren’t always easy to recognize and even MRI imaging isn’t perfect at identifying a concussion. But with this kind of brain trauma, the effects are all too real. According to Scientific American, one blow to the head may increase…

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Text Neck: How to Avoid Strains & Pains

Our modern digital age has brought us many conveniences. BlackBerry devices, iPhones, tablets and e-readers allow us to communicate and be entertained with the push of a button. Technology can improve our quality of life, but it comes with a price: being huddled over devices for long period…

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Stress-Busting Stretches

Small doses of stress help us rise to challenges by making us more alert, focused and energetic. But trying to balance our personal and professional lives sometimes throws things out of sync and causes negative symptoms such as aches, pains and stiffness.  With all of the changes in…

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