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Strength and Conditioning with Scotty Butcher

By | Food for thought, PainPRO News, Blog, Functional Fitness, Strength Training

The last weekend of February painPRO had the privilege of hosting a Strength and Conditioning course lead by Scotty Butcher. Scotty is a physiotherapist and guru in the strength and rehabilitation world, and he did not disappoint. It was so inspiring to see a room mixed with RMTS, Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Kinesiologists and other practitioners coming together, committed to developing exercise…

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The Truth About Office Ergonomics

By | Pain Info, Blog

What “Good Posture” Looks Like What is good posture? Is there such a thing? I like to educate my patients on office ergonomics by explaining that each bone and joint is designed to support a specific amount of pressure. When we are in a “neutral posture” the pressure placed on our joints is evenly distributed. Try it now: Sitting at…

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How Hard Am I Working

By | Blog, PainPRO Sports, Strength Training

How Hard Am I Working? We all know the benefits of cardio exercise: better cardio-respiratory health, improved energy endurance, toning muscles,  and cutting fat. So, how hard should I be working? Thankfully, exercise intensity can be evaluated pretty easily. Talk Test Probably the easiest way to evaluate training intensity, the Talk Test simply looks at how much you can talk…

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You’ve Heard About Concussion, But Have You Heard About CTE?

By | Pain Info, Headaches

Concussion – The Movie Based on a true story, the 2015 film, Concussion is centred around the prevalence of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) amongst NFL athletes. Will Smith portrays Dr. Bennet Omalu, a pathologist who discovers that many former players have developed severe long-lasting brain damage post-retirement, leading them to suffer from problems such as memory loss, aggression, and increased…

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