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Hip Osteoarthritis

 Osteoarthritis of the Hip By: Devin Blizzard LeBlanc & Jonah Blatt   Overview of Hip Osteoarthritis   Osteoarthritis (OA) is a disease that affects the bone and cartilage of a joint and is most commonly found in the hip and knee (Lane et al., 2011). Cartilage is known as the elastic material that covers and protects the outer surface of the bones that form the joint. OA of the hip is shown to be the failure of the body’s ability to repair any cartilage that has been dam...
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Weight training and Form

Form Is King By Chris Chee, PT There's more to exercise than repetitions Exercising provides us with numerous benefits; they can make us stronger, make us faster, make us more flexible, give us more energy, and help with pain to name a few. But to get the most out of our exercises they need to be performed correctly. An exercise performed improperly will not give us the benefits we are looking for but more importantly can lead to injury. Compensating is a common cause of performing an exer...
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Climbing Pain and Your Elbow

Climbing to the top of your health: Elbow Talk By Susan Leung Rock Climbing Injuries Rock climbing has gained immense popularity over the past few decades. Last year, it was announced that rock climbing will be featured as a new Olympic sport in the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. This is an exciting time for both novice and expert climbers alike! But with every sport, there are risks. The most common injuries sustained in this sport include those affecting the shoulder, elbow and fingers....
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Shoveling Tips

Protect your back! Snow Shoveling Tips By Marven Bani, PT With winter upon us, forecasts says there will be a lot of snow on the ground this year. Snow shoveling requires a lot of work and can lead to many low back injuries if not done properly.  At Family Physiotherapy, we want you to protect your back, we have developed a list of tips on using the proper mechanics on safe shoveling. Some helpful shoveling tips can be summed up by PROTECT: Pace yourself. Ensure you take breaks for ever...
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