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Training Errors

Training Errors

Training errors most commonly seen are those that result in excessive loads on the body. These include volume/distance and intensity. Many recreational sports performers often do not realize that the elite sports performers they sometimes try and emulate have devoted...

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Golfing

Golfing

Golfing is an a great form of exercise because it includes walking, lifting and repetitive arm movements giving you the benefits of aerobic and strengthening exercise programs all at once. As with any exercise, however, it can also lead to strain or injury. Simple...

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a common nerve entrapment for anyone who spends a lot of time working at a computer. It usually manifests as numbness or tingling in the thumb and fingers with weakness in the affected hand. The symptoms are caused by tight, overworked...

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Pillow Talk

Pillow Talk

Most of us are completely unaware of how important a good pillow is, not only to a good night's sleep but also to a pain-free day. When choosing a pillow you should consider the big picture of what your whole body is lying on, and whether you sleep on your side, back,...

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Forward Head Posture

Forward Head Posture

FHP can actually flatten the natural curvature of the neck leading to fatigue, tight muscles, TMJ (jaw) pain and headaches.

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Heavy Shoes

Heavy Shoes

The problem with heavy shoes comes with when and how you use them.

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What to Wear

What to Wear

Q: I'm never sure how much to take off/leave on for a massage treatment. What's generally appropriate? A: It's really up to the individual how much clothing is removed. Most swedish massage techniques use oil or lotion so skin-on-skin contact is helpful. However, the...

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Stuffy Nose

Stuffy Nose

Q: Why does my nose always get stuffed up when I get a massage? A: Almost everybody gets congested when they are in the "face down" or prone position. This happens due to the location of your sinuses and their ducts which are located in the front of your face.  As you...

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Flat Feet

Flat Feet

Flat feet or Pes Planus is a common condition. In infants and toddlers, the longitudinal arch is not developed and flat feet are normal. The arch develops in childhood, and by adulthood, most people have developed normal arches.

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Scar Tissue

Scar Tissue

Adhesions (scar tissue) are dead fibrotic tissues that form mostly in muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and joints. They occur as a result of injury, surgery or repetitive motion.

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Calf Cramps

Calf Cramps

Q: Why do my calves cramp while I'm asleep and what can I do to prevent and/or deal with it? A: There are certain medical conditions that can predispose a person to leg cramps but for most, the causes are unclear. They tend to happen most when there is a fluid...

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Chit Chat

Chit Chat

Is it ok if I just fall asleep or should I at least make an attempt at conversation?

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Golfer’s Elbow

Golfer’s Elbow

Also called Medial Epicondilitis, Golfer’s Elbow is pain and inflammation on the inner side of your elbow, where the tendons of your forearm muscles attach to the bony bump.

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