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Summer Soccer Injuries? Tips From a Capilano Physio

Summer Soccer Injuries? Tips From a Capilano Physio

| July 16, 2013 | Reply

Soccer is a great summer sport that many people love to participate in. Unfortunately sprained ankles and knees are common injuries in soccer that can keep you off the pitch for the remainder of the summer. Here are some tips from a Capilano Physiotherapist on how to address theses injuries.

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Love Slo-Pitch, Frisbee or Football but Suffer from Chronic Groin or Hamstring Injuries?

Love Slo-Pitch, Frisbee or Football but Suffer from Chronic Groin or Hamstring Injuries?

| July 9, 2013 | Reply

Quick movements can lead to groin and hamstring injuries because the muscles are shortened at such a fast rate that they can cause tears. If these tears happen repeatedly they can become chronic issues because they are only aggravated with specific movements and those specific movements puts stress through the weakest part of the muscle or tendon which is still injured from last week’s game.

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Foam Roller Exercises for Cyclists | Avoid IT Band Syndrome.

Foam Roller Exercises for Cyclists | Avoid IT Band Syndrome.

| July 3, 2013 | Reply

Some things like the dreaded sore bum can be relieved with a specialized bike saddle that you can get at your local bike shop. However others, like IT band syndrome, need to be addressed with active stretches. Foam roller exercises are a great choice for cyclists of all levels to help counteract these muscling shortening issues related to cycling.

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Love to Run Outside but Hate the Injuries?

Love to Run Outside but Hate the Injuries?

| June 26, 2013 | Reply

The paths around the city are filling up with people who are taking advantage of getting some fresh air and exercise outdoors for FREE! No more running on a treadmill, staring at a wall. However, running and walking outdoors poses new stresses on your body compared to indoors. Uneven running surfaces, hard concrete or pavement all cause stress on your feet, ankles and knees.

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Golfer’s Elbow? Don’t Miss Out on the Short Season!

Golfer’s Elbow? Don’t Miss Out on the Short Season!

| June 19, 2013 | Reply

Golfers don’t want to miss out on the short summer season! Golfing is not your grandfather’s sport anymore and many people do not realize the stress that it can put on your shoulders, elbows, knees and back.

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Yard Work Advice from a Physiotherapist

Yard Work Advice from a Physiotherapist

| June 12, 2013 | Reply

Ready For Your Yard Work? For some of us, gardens and flower beds are great.  For others, they are a necessary evil.  Whatever your botanic hard-wiring, here are a few things for you to think about.  A few simple stretches before you start your yard work then again at the end can go a long [...]

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