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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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Do you have scoliosis?

Scoliosis refers to a medical condition in which the spine curves sideways. On an X-ray film, the normal spine looks straight, but the scoliosis spine will look like a “C” or “S”

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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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3 Common Causes Of Back Pain

A back pain episode may seem sudden but usually there is path you can trace that lead up to it. Often it is not one thing that contributed to the back pain episode but there are some common scenarios leading up to it. Below are three.
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Fix That Pain In The Heel!

What is plantar fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis is a term given for the painful and inflamed flat tissue (also known as the plantar fascia or plantar aponeurosis) that connects your heelx bone to your toes. The fascia acts as a shock absorber and supports the arch of the foot. With plantar fasciitis, there is an excessive strain placed on the fascia. This excessive strain causes tiny tears in the plantar fascia exceeding the body’s capacity to recover, resulting in inflammation. In turn, this causes weakness, irritation, swelling and pain along the plantar fascia, especially in weight-bearing activities.
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