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Injury Prevention

Cycling and Chiropractic

By | Uncategorized, Injury Prevention

Cycling is one of the fastest growing sports in Canada, especially here on the West Coast. It is accessible to a large age range and body type, and compared to another popular form of exercise, running, cycling is not as hard on weight-bearing joints. With cycling increasing as a form of commuting (thanks also to bike lanes that enable safer…

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Fit for SNOW! A Guide to Ski Prehab

By | Injury Prevention

If you love to ski like me, you have probably been eyeing up the snow on the north shore mountains with all this rain we’ve been getting, or maybe even dreaming of powder days to come – cue picture below (1). Ski season is here, and that means that you should be preparing your body with a conditioning program. Prehabilitation…

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What does a proper warm-up look like?

By | Amazing Facts, Injury Prevention, Functional Fitness

You have probably heard that completing a warm-up is important before playing sports and engaging in physical activity to prevent injuries, but what does a proper warm-up actually look like? In short, a warm-up serves to increase muscle dynamics and raise the temperature and flexibility of your muscles so that it becomes less injury-prone. Research has also shown that a…

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Therapeutic Exercise

By | Pain Info, Blog, Injury Prevention

Therapeutic exercise, also known as exercise therapy, is a broad term to define any physical activity used to reach specific health goals.   This can range from improving basic functions (or decreasing pain) to reaching athletic goals.   For example: An older individual may perform exercises to improve balance and make it easier to get up from a chair. The…

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