Use Athletic Therapy to Complement Your Workout

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Joining a health club is a big decision, and this means for some that your thoughts are focused on a healthier lifestyle. A fitness facility assists you in achieving your goals, whether the goal is weight loss and gaining lean muscle mass, increasing either your flexibility or cardiovascular fitness (heart and lungs), and /or reducing joint pain all for a … Read More

What is Athletic Therapy?

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We sat down with two athletic therapists to answer a few questions to help you understand more about what athletic therapy is. What do members need to know about athletic therapy? Athletic therapists are musculoskeletal specialists. They take care of ligaments, tendons, bones, joints, muscles, and nerves. We assess and look at discrepancies of the musculoskeletal system and use manual therapy … Read More

Improve Posture with Simple Exercises

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Ever been told “sit up straight” or “bring your shoulders back”? Many people still don’t realize how posture is important for pain-free daily activities. Nowadays it’s not just people working at desks for long periods of time but you’ll notice how posture is getting worse with more individuals on small electronic devices that cause more slouching and head-forward posture. When … Read More

What is Visceral Manipulation?

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Visceral Manipulation

Did you know our organs have an association with each other? Organs are in constant motion when we walk, breathe and stretch (i.e. take a breath, and the kidney moves an inch). “Viscera” means organs and visceral manipulation is a manual therapy technique used to address the pain that accompanies potential organ immobility. The movement of organs is transmitted through … Read More

Prevent Hip Flexor Strains from Running

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Hip flexor strains often occur during sprinting, kicking activities or an increase in training (ie. running). Strains occur due to a sudden contraction of the hip flexor muscle or overusing the muscle without proper stretching or rest. Reduce Hip Flexor Strains Warm up: Always ensure you have a proper warm-up prior to your activity, especially as it gets colder in … Read More

How To Recover From An Injury

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One of the most frustrating experiences is dealing with an injury. You’ve dedicated yourself to living a healthy and active lifestyle when you get stopped in your tracks. Taking a step back from training, or even adapting everyday activities can be a big challenge physically and mentally. Here are some ways you can help yourself recover from an injury and … Read More