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Top Five Activities to Keep Your Family Healthy This Winter

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.

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What to Expect for Your First Craniosacral Treatment

Most people are familiar with massage as a safe way to relieve muscle tension, soreness, and pain in the body — but there’s another treatment option that offers many of the same benefits and is even less invasive. Summit Physiotherapy massage therapist, Brenda Lee Germain, has been practicing CST for nearly two years. She answers some of the questions clients have before receiving a treatment for the first time.

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How to Help Seasonal Headaches

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.

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Stay Hydrated in Autumn to Avoid Injury

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.

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Proper Summer Footwear to Avoid Foot Pain

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.


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Gardening Without Injury

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.

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Adding Acupuncture to Your Treatment Regime

After being practiced in China for thousands of years, acupuncture is now used around the world to treat all manner of health issues. In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) considers this ancient form of medicine an effective treatment for about 30 diseases, symptoms and conditions, including: low back pain, neck pain, sciatica, sprains, tennis elbow, headaches, facial pain, and others. This makes acupuncture an excellent complement to physiotherapy treatments.

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