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How do we prevent workplace repetitive strain injury? MOVE

How do we prevent workplace repetitive strain injury? MOVE Office work will become much less of a pain in the neck if Julie Côté has her way. That`s because this kinesiology researcher who teaches at McGill University is interested in finding…
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Spinal Manipulation: who might benefit?

Depending on whom you ask or what scientific paper you read last, spinal manipulation is either a mercifully quick, effective treatment for low-back pain or a complete waste of time. It turns out everyone's right. Researchers at the University…
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See your physio for Spinal manipulation therapy

The lessening of pain sensitivity achieved with spinal manipulation therapy (SMT) occurs as a result of the treatment and not as much from a placebo effect caused by the expectation of receiving SMT, according to a study published in The Journal…
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Don't be hamstrung…Prevent injury with this Hamstring exercise

Hamstring injuries are the most common noncontact injury in elite sport. Despite increased research efforts, these injury rates continue to rise. Recent evidence has shown that short muscle fiber lengths can increase the risk of hamstring injury…
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IMS/ Intramuscular Stimulation/ Dry Needling

IMS/ Intramuscular Stimulation/Dry needling Whether recovering from an injury or dealing with everyday aches, tight muscles can be a pain in the neck. Functional dry needling is a new therapeutic treatment that stimulates twitches to provide…
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Avoid awkward positions, prevent Back Pain

New research reveals the physical and psychosocial factors that significantly increase the risk of low back pain onset. In fact results published in Arthritis Care & Research, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), show…
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Exercise and education prevent Back Pain

A review of medical literature suggests that exercise, alone or in combination with education, may reduce the risk of low back pain, according to an article published online by JAMA Internal Medicine. Daniel Steffens, Ph.D., of the University…
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10 tips for Better Back Health

About 70 per cent of the general population will suffer from lower back pain at some time in their lives. Unfortunately for some, lower back pain is something that lingers and has to be managed on a day-to-day basis. But simple lifestyle changes…
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7 Ways to relieve muscle soreness

How do you feel on Sunday night after working all weekend in your yard, or doing a marathon of home repairs or house cleaning? You'd rather not move for hours, right? In order to prevent muscle stiffness and soreness, try these seven suggestions…
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Sports Injuries 101: Stay Pain free

Handout on Health: Sports Injuries This publication is for athletes at all ages and levels, for people who exercise, as well as for health care professionals, coaches, and others who want to find out more about sports injuries. This publication…