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Avoiding Indoor Sports Injuries

As the weather gets chillier, it’s tempting to forgo physical exercise for a Netflix marathon on the couch. Thankfully, fair-weather athletes can stay active during the winter months (and all year long) by playing indoor sports like soccer, basketball, racquetball, and volleyball — as long as they take care to avoid sports injuries.

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Our Top Picks For Fall Running Routes

Updated: September 27, 2021

The leaves are falling, kids are back in school and you’re coming down from a non-stop, action-packed summer. Don’t let the frigid first days of fall stop you from staying active. It is a great excuse to create (or maintain) a running routine, which will keep you warm and healthy well into the autumn season.

We have put together something a bit different this month to inspire you to go out for a run. We have chosen our favourite running routes in St. Albert and one from each of the other areas we serve (Barrhead, Westlock, and Gibbons).

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Sports Massage Therapy To Improve Performance

Updated July 29, 2021

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 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!

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Prevent Golf Injuries

Golf season is in full swing and if you’ve been teeing off regularly, you might be feeling a little bit more soreness than normal in your back, your neck, your elbows and/or your knees.

The constant twisting, swinging, and bending during a golf game means a lot of golfers have sore backs. If you already suffer from back pain, the repetitive movements in a golf game can exacerbate that soreness. Luckily, increasing your core strength and stretching can help prevent back pain. Incorporating core and stability exercises as well as hip, legs and low back stretches into your current workout routine will go a long way in keeping you ache free.

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