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18 Oct

Running away with the circus

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Ever wonder what it would be like to run away with the circus? Well, one of our therapists Cristina Piticco had an amazing experience running away with Cirque Éloize to Europe, this past summer, as their onsite therapist. Here is her story! When people hear of the word “circus”, many…

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23
Aug
23 Aug

Five outstanding benefits of Toronto sports psychology

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Getting the competitive edge on the court, field or ice is critical. Having the right frame of mind is an important part of an athlete’s success. Climbing over the mental barriers that keep you from your goals is one of the main focuses here. Here are five outstanding benefits of Toronto sports psychology. Finding the Zone Finding the level of mental arousal that allows you to do your best varies from person to person and sport to sport. It’s important to feel motivated but not agitated. It’s a fine line you need to walk mentally to do your best. Developing team spirit If you want to think and act as a team and increase your winning skills, you’ll need to think like a unit. Communication…

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20
Aug
20 Aug

Here’s a few ACL treatment Toronto pointers

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Research tells us this injury is one of the most common sources of athletic problems. Many times, these centre  around the ligaments and tendons that support the kneecap. The AESM facilities provide expert care to help you get back into the game as soon as possible. Here’s a few ACL treatment Toronto pointers that you should know about concerning this common issue. General concerns Preventing injuries is one of the most common concerns for athletes. It’s easy to see why when you consider how important healthy knees are to sports like running, soccer and hockey. Preventing ACL injuries is all about understanding how your exercise or training program needs an element of flexibility. Adding strength programs to your workout is also a good idea to…

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17
Aug
17 Aug

Toronto shockwave therapy and tennis elbow

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It can be caused by striking your elbow off the court or another traumatic event. However, our Toronto shockwave therapy experts find that tennis elbow is primarily an overuse injury. Here’s some information that you’ll need to know about this common problem. Putting a strain on the tendons in your elbow by constantly twisting is the major cause. If you hold your racket improperly or have other bad body mechanics, you can find yourself getting this nagging problem. If you use the wrong kind of racket that’s too heavy, issues can arise. Prevention There are a few simple things that you can do to prevent tennis elbow. These include: • Keeping your arms straight when you are lifting things up. Bending your elbows to pick…

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15
Aug
15 Aug

Toronto physiotherapy and common training injuries

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It doesn’t really matter whether you are a professional athlete or someone who loves to play their favourite sport on the weekends. It doesn’t matter what level you are at , there are some common injuries that our Toronto physiotherapy experts see over and over again. Here are just a few of the more common ones. Injuries from overuse Repetitive motion can cause these types of injuries. Repeating the same training exercise over and over again causes irritation and rubbing that can lead to inflammation. In a worst-case scenario, this situation can lead to bursitis which can become a chronic condition. Pains and sprains in the shoulder Most athletes use their shoulders a lot but overall these are considered a very stable joint. However, without…

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