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Water Sport Injuries and How to Prevent

Water Sport Injuries and How to Prevent

| July 25, 2013 | Reply

First and foremost everyone should be wearing a life jacket and kids should be kept a close watch on. When it comes to the water sports that you are pulled behind a boat (slalom skiing, wake boarding, knee boarding), the stress on your shoulders from the pull at take off until the boat is up on step is rather large. In water sports like swimming’s butterfly stroke or front crawl we find it common to see impingement syndrome in the shoulders.

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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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