Many of us come home from work feeling stiff and sore despite the fact that our jobs aren’t physically demanding. The culprit is often bad posture, a side effect of spending a lot of time at a desk or glancing down at your mobile device throughout the day.
Winter is a magical time of year for skiers and snowboarders who relish the opportunity to carve up the slopes or zip through fresh powder. Unfortunately, both novice and experienced athletes alike are at risk of being injured by the sports they love. Here are a few of the most common injuries on the slopes and what you can do to keep having fun all season long.
Sub-zero temperatures make it tempting to cuddle up on the couch with Netflix and comfort food. While it’s normal to feel sluggish in the winter, kids and adults alike need to be active to stay healthy.
This winter, resist the urge to hibernate and head outside for active, family fun. St. Albert and the greater Edmonton area has plenty of winter activities all season long. Here are a few ideas for families looking to keep moving when the temperatures dip.
When the snow flies, many of us are eager to hit the slopes or go skating at the neighbourhood outdoor rink. But even those who aren’t winter sports enthusiasts can remain quite active outdoors in the winter months thanks to the need to shovel snow from sidewalks and driveways.
Autumn is a beautiful time of year, but many people suffer from seasonal migraines and headaches due to allergies and changes in weather. Most people will reach for ibuprofen or something similar to relieve the symptoms, but there are other options available that can get to the root cause of your problem.
In the summertime, most of us remember to drink plenty of water during outdoor activities. We’re often less mindful of hydration when summer fades to fall and the temperatures start to dip. However, an active body needs plenty of water in the fall season, too. Whether you’re playing a fall sport like football or soccer or preparing your yard for the wintertime, good hydration will help your body both move better and avoid injury.
On hot summer days, many of us slip into a pair of flip-flops or open-toed sandals to let our feet breathe a little. Others take advantage of the warm weather to wear more fashion-forward shoes — like high heels or ballet flats. But summer footwear doesn’t always provide good arch support for your feet, particularly when you’re spending hours outside enjoying the sunshine.
Physiotherapy offers many benefits, but to fully understand how it can help, we feel it’s best to share our patients’ stories. Our patient spotlight stories showcase real stories of rehabilitation for a variety of injury types.
Spring is in full bloom and many of us are happily pottering around our yards with shovels and watering cans. While gardening can be a relaxing pastime, it can also place unexpected demands on the body. Injuries like sprains and strains are more common than many people realize.
As you reach over to turn off your alarm clock, you feel it immediately: sharp pain shooting down your neck. It’s a common ailment that most of us experience, but the discomfort can make it difficult to get through the day.