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Why Foam Rolling Isn’t Really Helping Your Knee Pain

You have been dutifully rolling before workouts… and after workouts……. and lets face it sometimes even instead of workouts. Why? Because it works Well, sort of….. It’s time to workout. You arrive at the gym and you reach for the foam roller. You lay it down on the floor and take a couple of deep […]

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Preventing Injuries In Soccer

I will never forget sitting in the back of my dad’s car on the way to the hospital. I was holding my leg and it was bending half way down my shin! I am not sure if it was the pain or how long I would be away from the game that hurt the most. […]

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Using Science To Overcome Chronic Whiplash

With our overly crowded roads, whiplash injuries are almost an epidemic and if you haven’t personally been affected, I am sure you know someone who has. In addition to pain, whiplash victims also have to deal with the stress of an insurance claim and the mounting cost of repeated therapy treatments. The common held belief […]

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The Problem of Using An Outdated Model For Back Pain

Chronic back pain severely reduces quality of life and is one of the most common reasons people visit their doctor. Despite this, back pain is something that is poorly understood. The main reason for this is most people, including doctors and therapists, are still operating on an out-dated model of pain that stems back hundreds […]

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Why Am I Always Tired?

The alarm bell rings, and I hit snooze…. It goes off again…. And again…. And again Every day I would lie there in bed dreading the thought of all the things I had to do that day. I suffered with chronic fatigue for nearly ten years after I got sick at university. I know what […]

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How Do You Protect Your Rotator Cuff?

Each year around 3 million people in North America visit their doctor for rotator cuff injuries. Yet despite this amount, people don’t directly consider them in their training routine. In this article we will be looking at what you can do to protect your rotator cuff from getting injured. The term rotator cuff refers to […]

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A Surprising But Essential Step In Concussion Recovery

To make the classic Victoria sponge cake you need sugar, butter, eggs, self-raising flour, baking powder and milk. After mixing the ingredients in a bowl, you pour the contents into a baking tray and place in an oven preheated to gas mark 5. 20 minutes later you remove the sponge and hey presto it is […]

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Is it possible to get rid of my neck pain permanently? Part-2

  When I was still living in England, I used to get the most excruciating neck pain that would last for days. I’d go to bed feeling fine but when I woke up in the morning it was like someone was driving a dagger behind my shoulder blade and any head movement sent shock-waves up […]

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Is it possible to get rid of my neck pain permanently? Part-1

Your day starts off the same as every other day. Your alarm goes off and you slowly open your eyes. You lift yourself out of bed and head to the kitchen to brew a coffee. Then you have a quick shower. Then grab your coffee as you run out of the house. You are eager […]

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Why Are My Hips Always Out Of Alignment?

  After months of back pain you have finally had enough, so you go to see a massage therapist. “Yep… I have found the problem… Your glutes and lower back muscles are really tight” Proclaims  the therapist. An hour later, after some deep tissue work, your lower back feels nice a lose and you leave […]

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