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5 Things To Know About Whiplash

While usually associated as a result of vehicular impact, whiplash can occur when you least expect it. From a rollercoaster ride to full contact sports like rugby – it could even happen when diving from a height and hitting your head before entering the water.
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You Can Ease Back Pain During Pregnancy

Common Areas of Back Pain During Pregnancy

Expecting mothers most typically experience low back (lumbar) pain and posterior pelvic or sacroiliac joint pain.

With low back pain, you can feel it across the lower spine, near or at the level of your waist. Prolonged sitting or standing, as well as wearing high heels can worsen the pain. The pain tends to intensify as the day progresses.

Posterior pelvic pain is typically felt at or near the 2 dimples at the back of your pelvis. You can feel the pain deep inside the buttocks or in the back of your thighs on one or both sides. Activities that aggravate the pain include walking, climbing stairs, resting on one leg, getting in and out of a low chair, rolling over and twisting in bed, and lifting.
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Slip and Fall: Rating Men’s Work Footwear

Slip and Falls

Slips and falls due to snow and ice on sidewalks can lead to lasting injuries.  A city of Toronto study found that between 2006 and 2015, there were almost 30,000 emergency department visits and 2,800 hospitalization among Toronto residents from falls on snow or ice.  These injuries cost the province healthcare system close to $4,000,000 per year.

To help prevent slips we often rely of our trusted winter boots! Some can be quite expensive! But just how effective are these boots?  The world renowned Toronto Rehab Institute in their state of the art lab test how slip resistance several types of boots are. The results are not great! In fact 90% of footwear did not get their minimum ratings!
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Slip and Falls: Rating Winter Boots

Slip and Falls

Slips and falls due to snow and ice on sidewalks can lead to lasting injuries.  A city of Toronto study found that between 2006 and 2015, there were almost 30,000 emergency department visits and 2,800 hospitalization among Toronto residents from falls on snow or ice.  These injuries cost the province healthcare system close to $4,000,000 per year.

To help prevent slips we often rely of our trusted winter boots! Some can be quite expensive! But just how effective are these boots?  The world renowned Toronto Rehab Institute in their state of the art lab test how slip resistance several types of boots are. The results are not great! In fact 90% of footwear did not get their minimum ratings!
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Things You Probably Don’t Know About Whiplash

While usually associated as a result of vehicular impact, whiplash can occur when you least expect it. From a roller coaster ride to full contact sports like rugby – it could even happen when diving from a height and hitting your head before entering the water. Even pop icon Madonna was not spared when she claimed to have whiplash after falling during a performance in early-2015.
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Unknotting your muscle pain

We often speak about how a massage will break down the muscle knots in your body, but what exactly is a muscle knot?

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Muscle Knots aka Trigger Points

There are no actual knots involved, of course; the clinical term for muscle knots is myofascial trigger points. A trigger point is a small patch of tightly contracted muscle that have gone into an isolated muscle spasm either due to injury, overuse or a sedentary lifestyle, and then remain stuck in that tense state.
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Repetitive Strain Injuries – Are you at risk?

Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI) is really a blanket name for health problems that result from over-use or misuse of muscles, tendons, and nerves. Unlike strains and sprains, which occurs from a single incident, RSIs develop over time.

RSIs are the most common form of occupational (workplace) illness; some so crippling that sufferers may require surgery or face permanent disability. Though RSI is not localized to any one type of job, the odds are higher for occupations that involve repetitive work, such as, working at the assembly line, food processing jobs, or at visual display terminals. It can take years to develop and therefore tend to strike when the worker is in his prime of career usually around the age of 40.o-neck-pain-facebook
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What is Sciatica?

The sciatic nerve is the largest and longest nerve in the body with a diameter of almost 2cm. It starts from a network of nerves in the pelvis region, branching out down into each of the legs.

The sciatic nerve carries out two basic functions, namely motor (movement) functions and sensory (feeling) functions. When the nerve is compressed, the symptoms are called sciatica. Aside from sharp shooting pain, symptoms such as loss of reflexes, weakness and numbness are often present when both its motor and sensory functions are imparied.
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Tip For Preventing Shoulder Injuries

There’s no denying that the popularity of high intensity sports is on the rise. Forget about marathons – there are Ironman Triathlons (225KM on bike running and swimming) and obstacle-ridden Spartan Races. But as these sports become more popular, we see a worrying trend of rising shoulder injuries.

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Turn “mummy tummy” into “happy mummy”!

Contrary to popular belief, a woman’s enlarged belly developed during pregnancy is not necessarily a result of fat build-up from eating for two or bloating from water retention, but the expansion of the Transverse Abdominal muscle. The transverse abdominal muscle is just that: the muscle in the abdominal area that is shaped (and moves) in a lateral or horizontal direction. Much like a corset, this muscle wraps the waist from the back and around the sides towards the front. As a woman’s pregnancy advances, the transverse abdominal muscle expands or stretches outwards, in tandem with the growth of the foetus, and is later engaged to assist in delivery.

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