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Recuperating from a Motor Vehicle Injury
12 Jan 15

Recuperating from a Motor Vehicle Injury


Car accidents can result in many negative physical and mental effects. Some of them only become evident over time, well after the event has taken place. This type of pain can sometimes become chronic if not definitively treated. There are many different types of treatment available for different injuries. Whiplash and neck injury This is…

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Using Hot and Cold Therapy for Pain Relief
4 Nov 13

Using Hot and Cold Therapy for Pain Relief


When treating injuries, including muscle sprains, back pain or other ailments, ice packs and heating pads are the most commonly used treatments. But that always begs the question:  “Do I use ice or heat?”  Choosing the correct therapy is very important for pain relief. There are times when heat should be applied, and other times…

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Avoid Running (or Exercising) Yourself Into Stress Fractures
9 Jul 12

Avoid Running (or Exercising) Yourself Into Stress Fractures


Overuse or overtraining injuries are common in runners as well as tennis players, basketball players, gymnasts and dancers. This is because repetitive striking motions of the lower extremities impacting with the ground can lead to trauma. When you train too much without rest, your body starts to break down and your bones start to crack;…

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Common Hockey Injuries
13 Feb 12

Common Hockey Injuries


Hockey is a hard-hitting, high-speed, high-action game that is not for the faint at heart. With hard ice, sharp skates and sticks, it comes as no surprise that hockey players are constantly experiencing injuries. Here are the top 10 most common hockey injuries seen in hockey players of all levels, from youth to the NHL.…

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Preventing Overuse Injuries
31 Oct 11

Preventing Overuse Injuries


How can athletes protect themselves from overuse injuries? Athletes are often susceptible to overuse injuries as the result of overtraining or improper training techniques. Traumatic injuries (such as fractures) cannot be predicted. On the other hand, overuse injuries in athletes can often be avoided. Many people believe injuries in sports occur as the result of…

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