Exercise

10 Reasons Why You Should See A Physiotherapist

Published: March 11th, 2019
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Whether you’re an elite athlete or a couch potato, you can benefit from seeing a skilled, experienced Physiotherapist. If you’ve sustained an injury at any point in your life, chances are you’ve sought help with your recovery from a Physiotherapist. However, you do not necessarily need to have an injury to get assessed and treated by a Physiotherapist. Physiotherapists can help in a variety of ways to improve your quality of life, physical function and…

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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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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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When Pain Lingers, What Should I Do?

Published: December 1st, 2016
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Pain. We all experience it. Sometimes, it’s an immediate response to an event such as the case with immediate tissue injury,  trauma or emotional experience. Other times, it’s a shifting, changing, gradual sensation that changes over time in intensity and area. Sometimes pain goes away after a month or two, never to be heard from again as we return to our previous levels of functioning.

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Tips for an Injury Free Hiking Season

Published: July 15th, 2016
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It’s that time of year. The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and those Rocky Mountains are calling. We are so lucky to have such an amazing landscape for a host of outdoor activities right in our backyard. Hiking is one of these activities. Not only is it a great exercise; but it is multigenerational, family friendly, fun and free.  

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National Physiotherapy Month

Published: May 20th, 2016
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May is National Physiotherapy month! There are over 2,600 physiotherapists in Alberta who were born to get you moving.   At Fifth Ave Physiotherapy, we are a team of eight highly skilled physiotherapists who can be an integral part of your health and understand how and why movement improves function.

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Why Golf Is Great For Your Health

Published: May 6th, 2016
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Golf is a rewarding sport and activity that can be played by just about anyone at any age. Players can find pleasure in being competitive with golf while enjoying the beautiful scenery. Statistics prove that golfers are enjoying their time out on the course, while taking in extra benefits such as calorie burn, muscle stability and stress relief.

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Golfing Basics That Help Prevent Injury

Published: April 20th, 2016
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Can you believe it? The golf courses in Calgary have already been open for over a month. With the great weather we have been experiencing, many Calgarians will be teeing it up and experiencing some pain in their low back from a new injury or perhaps irritating an old injury that wasn’t taken care of properly last season.

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Why Exercise Has Been Proven To Be Medicine

Published: March 18th, 2016
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It’s astonishing to see the results of how inactivity affects your health. The most recent global estimates indicate that 60% of the work population are exposed to health risks due to inactivity. How do you feel when you read this? Is this something you face yourself? If you do, you’re not alone. Physical activity is hard to achieve on a regular basis, and there are countless reasons why we may not maintain activity. However, many…

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