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5 Ways To Treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition caused by compression of the median nerve of the hand as it passes through a tunnel in your wrist to reach your hand. The median nerve travels the entire length of the hand and is responsible for movement and feeling in your thumb and for movement of all the …

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Finding an exercise partner can be an effective way to keep fit while staying at home.

6 Ways To Keep Fit While Staying Home

The onset of the coronavirus pandemic has forced many of us to work from home until it is safe to return to our regular work places. It has also forced most of us to curtail our regular sporting or exercise routines as part of the “social distancing” that health experts are advising us to follow. …

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A man doing a single leg squat, which is one of the exercises we can do to increase proprioception

3 Exercises To Increase Proprioception

Any active or serious athlete will have heard about proprioception and how important it is to injury avoidance and to maintaining a high performance level as an athlete. Proprioception (also known as kinesthia) refers to our innate ability to sense the movement and position of our bodies. It is actually a function of cells (neurons) …

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A doctor examining the pupils of an athlete. This is one of the first ways to look for signs that you may have a concussion.

Concussion Injuries & How To Recover from Them

A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that affects your brain’s ability to function normally. The symptoms are usually temporary. However, while they last, they may include headaches and difficulties with memory and concentration. Your motor skills may also be affected in some cases; you may experience trouble maintaining your balance as well as with …

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Graduated Compression Stockings – Questions & Answers

Graduated compression stockings are a specialized form of hosiery that is used to treat venous disorders such as phlebitis, thrombosis and edema. These stockings are designed to exert maximum pressure at the ankles, with the pressure gradually decreasing as one moves upwards to the waist (or the knees in the case of knee high stockings). …

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Therapist treating a patient with an ankle sprain. Seeking professional help is one of the key steps to coping with injury recovery setbacks.

How To Cope With Injury Recovery Setbacks

We would all like to think that recovering from an injury is a straightforward process; you do everything your doctor says every step of the way and and soon with enough time, patience and dedication to a rehab routine, you are back playing the sport or doing the hobby you love. Unfortunately, life is messy …

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4 Common Exercises You Shouldn’t Be Doing and Alternatives

A huge reason why people work out and are physically active is to stay healthy and steer clear of the bodily ills that plague their more sedentary counterparts. But not all fitness routines are created equal; some of those tried and true exercises may be inching you closer to pain, injury and the sidelines. Here …

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10 Cricket Warm-Up Exercises

Cricket is rapidly becoming more popular in Canada. However, even for indoor games, the cold climate here makes it even more important to warm up properly before a game. Cold muscles and tendons are more susceptible to injury as a result of a sudden burst of activity like a sharp sprint to the boundary, and …

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