Be safe! It’s summer time!

Musculoskeletal Injuries in children: It is finally summer! That means we are outside, exploring our community and moving!! So, in light of our increased activity levels and inspired by a recent incident my little one had, I thought I’d talk about musculoskeletal injuries in infants and toddlers; how to identify them and how to be […]

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June is National Athletic Therapy Month!

Since June is National Athletic Therapy Month, let’s examine what Athletic Therapy means to our clients and our therapists. Questions to clients: Question: When you tell people that you are seeing an Athletic Therapist at the Athlete Centre, how do you describe what they do? Client 1 answer: Good question. I’ll answer that with how […]

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Exercise during pregnancy – get moving baby!

There are so many changes that occur during pregnancy to a woman’s body that are physiological, and emotional. Basically, every system in the body changes. If you have been following a regular exercise program prior to your pregnancy, you should be able to maintain that program to some degree throughout your pregnancy. The most important […]

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Cupping therapy

What is the buzz around these round circle bruises everyone has after cupping?  What is cupping and why has it become so popular? It has gained a lot of publicity from A-list Hollywood actors and actresses using it and Olympic swimmers debuting their cupping bruises at the London 2012 Olympics. Let’s take a look at […]

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Therapist spotlight: James Johnston, RMT

Our therapist spotlight is on our Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) James Johnston.  We wanted to highlight him as he is spending the next couple of weeks with Hockey Canada.  He is working with Canada’s National Women’s U18 Team and their selection camp between August 5 and 13 in Calgary.  This is followed by a three-game […]

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries

Adolescent females  that participate in landing, cutting and pivoting sports sustain anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries up to 10 x  more than that of an adolescent male participating in the same sport.  In the U.S, more than 125,000 ACL injuries occur every year.  Moreover,   ACL surgery and rehabilitation costs over $1 billion annually in varsity female […]

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Finding the cause of your injury

Whether you are a high performance athlete or a weekend warrior, movement dysfunction can strike at any time.  This term is used often by professionals in the rehabilitation setting, but what exactly does it mean?  Movement dysfunction is a broad term that can describe any change in the way a person normally moves.  It can […]

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Nutritional Therapy – meet Ellie!

Ellie Shortt is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and will be joining us at Royal Bay Secondary School at the end of May to educate the Soccer Academy students about Fuelling for Athletic Performance.  During her workshops at Royal Bay she will guide the students through the ins-and-outs of fuelling for athletic performance as well as health […]

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Temporomandibular joint disorder

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) seems to be an area that is often overlooked.  Most of us deal with the odd clicking in our jaw, which by itself is not an issue, until it is! The most common cause of acute (sudden) pain in the jaw is often due to trauma to the jaw.  However, another […]

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Sport related concussion (SRC)

So many athletic careers have ended because of sport related concussions that the medical profession has become increasingly aware of providing evidence based guidelines to treatment, assessment and recognition of concussion.   Here is a summary of the latest consensus statement on concussion in sport from the 5th international conference on concussion in sport in […]

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