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Yard Work Causing You Pain?

Yard Work Causing You Pain?

Summer is here and with it comes the joys of planting gardens and tending to your yard. Many people will find themselves dealing with back and hip, or neck and shoulder pain as they putter around their green space. This is usually due to an increase in activity that...

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MUSCLE PAIN? DRY NEEDLING!

MUSCLE PAIN? DRY NEEDLING!

Pain and muscle soreness is something that so affects many of us. From short-term pain due to a recent muscle strain, or chronic pain from an old muscle or joint injury that develops into myofascial trigger points. These trigger points are muscle knots that occur when...

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Prairie Trail Physiotherapists on Hit The Ice

Prairie Trail Physiotherapists on Hit The Ice

At Prairie Trail Physiotherapy, we pride ourselves on taking an active approach to physiotherapy. All of our physiotherapists are athletes of some kind themselves and therefore understand how to treat sports related injuries and deal with athletes suffering from pain....

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Are sit ups worth it?

Are sit ups worth it?

There has been recent discussion that sit ups are harmful to your back. This is based on how the sit up motion promotes a flexed posture through your lumbar spine (think poor posture through low back while sitting). When a full sit up is performed it engages our hip...

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Shoulder Impingement

Shoulder Impingement

WINNIPEG PHYSIOTHERAPY BLOG Do you get pain in your shoulder when trying to lift your arm? When working overhead? When doing a push up? Shoulder impingement is a common cause of shoulder pain and over time can lead to a tendonopathy of the rotator cuff muscles or even...

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Healthy Sleeping Habits

Healthy Sleeping Habits

If you have increased muscle aches and pains through your lower back or neck in the morning, the way you are sleeping may be contributing to your pain. Sleeping on your back with a small pillow under your knees maintains the natural spinal curve and can relieve extra...

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Do you Foam Roll?

Do you Foam Roll?

Foam rolling is a method of self-myofascial release performed with a piece of cylindrical foam of various sizes and densities. The technique can also be implemented with a tennis or lacrosse ball. It is done by rolling the foam roller or ball under the muscle group of...

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A Few Facts About Knee Osteoarthritis

A Few Facts About Knee Osteoarthritis

Did you know knee osteoarthritis is the leading cause of lower extremity disability? Osteoarthritis is defined as degeneration of joint cartilage and the underlying bone.  Some risk factors that increase your risk of having osteoarthritis are age, history of trauma to...

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