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Appropriate Weight Lifting For Health Not Injury

Published: July 19th, 2018
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This time of year many of us are getting more active. Some of us are hitting the gym a little harder now that the summer months are upon us. While lifting weights is an excellent mode of exercise for building and maintaining muscle strength and bone health, it’s important to consider the potential for injury if one is not weight training properly or adequately. In this article, we will talk about some common “risky” exercises…

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Let’s Talk About Leakage

Published: June 25th, 2018
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Do you ever pee a little when you cough? Do you avoid jumping because you know it will cause you to leak? How about rushing to the toilet as soon as you get home and still not making it in time? If any of these descriptors apply to you, know that you are not alone! Incontinence. It’s a word we hear a lot about, but what does it really mean? It is estimated that 3.3…

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Massage for The Stress Response

Published: May 16th, 2018
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Human Beings are amazing creatures. Today, observing the Pandas in their enclosure at our local zoo, two watchers, a man and a woman gladly gazed as mama panda was reclining against a large rock. As she calmly crunched down on her favorite bamboo chew, I noticed the two humans starting to stir. Why? Because they were situated near a waste basket: Hornets were examining the inventory and began to protect their booty. The woman, fanning…

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My Shoulder Hurts – Will a Google Search Help?

Published: April 20th, 2018
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Thanks to the internet, we have more information at our fingertips than ever before. Whatever your question, you can find an answer. The most asked questions on Google are: what is my IP?, what time is it? and how do I register to vote? These are simple questions with simple answers. But what if your question is more complex than this? Should you still do a Google search for a solution for the pain that…

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Is Your Headache A Pain In The Neck?

Published: February 22nd, 2018
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Most of us have experienced a bad headache once in a while. The majority of the time, the headache will resolve independently. However, a persistent headache can be mood altering, frustrating and energy draining.    Some common sources for a headache may include: concussion – from a trauma, fall or motor vehicle accident migraines consuming too much alcohol weather – barometric pressure changes tension type – from tight and shortened muscles in the neck or…

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New Year & New Health Goals

Published: January 15th, 2018
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Many of us find ourselves reflective as we turn the calendar to January of a New Year.  Who hasn’t started off the year with lofty ideas of big changes?  Sometimes it’s our overall health, sport and movement, sleep, relationships, work or trying to find a better balance in general. It is well established in the literature that which common sense has told us for a long time – movement helps all aspects of our health.…

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Have You Ever Experienced Vertigo?

Published: November 2nd, 2017
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Have you ever had that feeling when you lay down or roll over in bed where the room is spinning like crazy (without having had too much to drink!) Or, do you have a lightheaded feeling when you get out of bed? Have you noticed when you’re walking in a store that looking side to side makes you feel nauseous or unwell? Most of us have experienced at least one of these symptoms. In fact,…

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Why Does My Shoulder Hurt When I Don’t Remember Injuring It?

Published: September 21st, 2017
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Why Does My Shoulder Hurt When I Don’t Remember Injuring It? The shoulder is a complex joint and has many different anatomical components that could be the source of pain.  At a recent shoulder course, the lecturer listed off at least 48 different diagnoses for shoulder pain. One of the most common diagnoses that can cause ongoing shoulder pain with no apparent mechanism of injury is tendinopathy.   What is the difference between Tendinopathy and…

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Dry Needling: What You Need To Know

Published: August 25th, 2017
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Dry Needling is becoming a commonplace modality used by many healthcare practitioners such as Physiotherapists, but what exactly is it and how does it work? Fifth Ave has you covered – listed below are the answers to some frequently asked questions about Dry Needling: Q: What’s The Difference Between Dry Needling and Acupuncture? A: This is the most frequently asked question that we get at Fifth Ave Physio. They both use needles, right…? Right, but…

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