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Avoid Back Pain This Camping Season

When summer finally arrives, many of us are eager to load up the car and escape from the city. A weekend in the great outdoors can be just the thing to de-stress and enjoy time with loved ones.

Unfortunately, roughing it can be hard on the body. Sleeping in a tent without a proper bed or sitting in a canvas camping chair can bring on aches and pains, as can hauling heavy gear in and out of the car. Folks who enjoy hiking, climbing, and similar pursuits can experience muscle soreness or even strains or sprains.

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Beyond Medication: Physiotherapy Can Bring Long-Term Relief From Pain

Clients often complain of neck and low back pain, as well as other musculoskeletal disorders — like carpal tunnel syndrome and osteoarthritis — which can involve the muscles, ligaments, nerves, or tendons of the body.

Many of us don’t think twice when we reach for pain medication, but these pills are not a cure-all (despite what slick TV ads tell us). Although pain-relieving pharmaceutical treatments provide some short-term relief, they don’t address the underlying causes of pain, and many come with health risks.

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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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Daily 10 Minute Routine to Help Ease Back Pain with Pilates and Yoga

In the world we live in, it is common to sit for meals, work, socializing, as well as for a lot of our recreation time. This contributes to back pain being one of the most common issues we hear patients continue to struggle with. Although spending many hours of our day in a sedentary position may be unavoidable, there are proactive ways to neutralize the effects this has on our posture. Many people complain of pain in the shoulders, neck, lower and upper regions of the back, and often it is due to poor posture.

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