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Workout Recovery Tips

Trying to get in a lot of exercise before the holidays? Don't forget to take care of your body and consider the following to help with your recovery! Do not work out the same muscle group two days in a row (allow 48 hours between work outs for recovery) After a set of exercise, 2-3 minute rest intervals are sometimes needed, and up to 5 minutes may be needed Aim to drink 2-3 litres of water per day, increase your water intake with the more exercise that you do Ensure you warm up adequately prior to exercising (your warm up should be an activity that gradually increases your heart rate and includes dynamic stretches and movements that are similar to...

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Shoulder Pain and Exercise

Shoulder pain is something I see on the regular in clinic. And let me tell you, it is painful. Our shoulders are susceptible to injury as they are very mobile and the tendons responsible for stabilizing the shoulder can develop tendinopathies. Tendinopathies occur when the tendons fail to adapt and recover from tensile load, which can lead to pain. So I’d like to share with you a few tips for preventing stress to your rotator cuff tendons while you’re exercising at the gym. Overhead pressing: keep your elbows in front of your chest Bench press: align your grip over your AC joint, try not to let your elbows lower past your trunk (don’t puff that chest!) Upright rows: do not...

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What is Kinesiology Tape?

Kinesiology tape is amazing stuff! I use it with patients all the time. And it is not just for supporting your shoulder when you’re exercising. It is used for a number of reasons, support and stabilization being just one reason. What most people don’t realize is the effect kinesiology tape can have on pain relief as it de-sensitizes our nociceptors (pain nerve endings). A simple analogy to consider: when you bang your knee and apply pressure right away – feels better right? The tape works in a similar manner. Kinesiology tape is also effective for reducing swelling. The tape provides a lift to your skin to allow your lymph fluid to flow better. Have a nasty bruise or a nerve...

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