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6 Common Ski Injuries & How To Avoid Them

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.

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13 Activities To Keep Your Family Healthy This Winter In St. Albert

Updated: December 6, 2023

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 remain active to stay healthy.

This winter in 2023, resist the urge to hibernate and instead head outside for active, family fun! St. Albert and the greater Edmonton area have plenty of family-friendly winter activities available all season long.

Here are a few ideas for families looking to keep moving when the temperatures dip:

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6 Common Winter Injuries In Alberta & How To Avoid Them

Updated: December 11, 2023

When winter blankets Alberta in snow and ice, many of us are eager to hit the slopes or go skating at the neighbourhood outdoor rink. Even those who are not winter sports enthusiasts will still spend a good amount of time outdoors shoveling snow from sidewalks or driveways and enjoying winter activities. Unfortunately, the snow and ice that come with Alberta winters can result in some additional hazards.

We outline some of the top winter injuries and tips on how to avoid them so you can enjoy the season injury-free!

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How To Manage Seasonal Migraines & Headaches

Updated: November 4, 2021

Many people suffer from seasonal migraines and headaches due to many different reasons. Most people will reach for Tylenol, ibuprofen, or something similar to relieve the symptoms, but we’re here to provide you with other options available to help you manage your migraine pain as the weather gets colder.

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How To Stay Hydrated In The Fall

Updated: October 6, 2021

In the summertime, most of us remember to drink plenty of water during outdoor activities. However, we’re often less mindful of hydration when summer fades to fall and the temperatures start to dip.

An active body needs plenty of water during cold weather! Whether you’re playing a fall sport like football or soccer or preparing your yard for the winter, good hydration will help your body move better — and avoid injury!

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Proper Summer Footwear to Avoid Foot Pain & Problems

Updated: May, 2022

On hot summer days, many of us slip into a pair of flip-flops, open-toed sandals, or go barefoot 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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How Does Sports Massage Therapy Improve Athletic Performance?

Updated March 13, 2024

A sports massage is not your typical full-body massage. Sports massage therapy is a no-nonsense approach designed to target trouble areas and trigger points to improve athletic ability and prevent injuries. This type of massage is popular amongst athletes looking to sharpen their competitive edge but is also useful for anyone looking to maintain an active lifestyle while preventing injuries.

Sports massage therapy can be a great supplemental part of your training plan, or simply a way to treat muscle aches and pains so you can remain active and injury-free! Interested in exploring the benefits firsthand? Schedule a sports massage session with us and discover the transformative effects it can have on your overall well-being and athletic performance.

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