As warmer weather approaches, golfers can’t wait to get to the first tee. But twisted postures, the torque of the swing and forgetting to warm-up can cause unnecessary injury. Click the Download File button to view/download/print this high-resolution tip sheet/info-graphic for eight simple stretches to help you get back on the golf course without the pain. (PDF format). You can also email or share it on social media. Just select the email or your preferred social [...]
Better Knee and Ankle Alignment to Prevent Dance Injuries A dancer's jumps, turns, and forward pushing movement all begin with a bent knee. Dr. Blessyl Buan, an Ontario chiropractor, dance artist and movement specialist, says "a key way to prevent dance injuries is to ensure you understand your joint positioning during these transitional movements. This positioning includes controlling your knee and ankle alignment to prevent injuries." Training in Parallel with Balls You can train in [...]
Protecting Your Ankles and Knees in a Dance Turnout Turnout is the position dancers often take, where their hips are externally rotated, like first position in ballet. Often dancers will use their feet to cheat this movement in order to create the desired shape on the floor. This cheat is called “cranking turnout.” Using floor sliders Dr. Blessyl Buan, an Ontario chiropractor, dance artist and movement specialist, recommends a healthier pattern. She recommends dancers use [...]
In the flurry of packing for a vacation or business trip, it’s easy to get carried away and pack everything but the kitchen sink into your suitcase and carry-on. But over-packed luggage and improper lifting and carrying techniques are common causes of injury to the back, neck and shoulders.
Many of us turn to knitting to pass the time and can be a great exercise for those with hand pain. However, knitting is a repetitive motion and can lead to a variety of injuries, much like typing, sewing and other repetitive tasks
Being active can help you maintain a healthy weight, flexibility and good posture, build strong bones, and relieve stress. Recreational activities are a great way to enjoy these benefits while having fun. Whether you pick up a garden rake or a golf club, or pound the pavement in running shoes, the important thing is to get moving.
One key to success on the golf course can’t be found at the pro shop. It’s the physical condition of the golfer. Pain shouldn’t be par for the course. Stay in the game by protecting your back.
Helmets Are for Multiple — Not Just Extreme — Sports Many fun seasonal activities, such as bike riding, blading, skiing or skating, require the use of a helmet. Helmets are designed to protect your head and reduce your risk of an injury by 30 per cent. A wide variety of activities require helmets. So it’s important to buy the right helmet for your sport or activity. Here are five tips to help you select, buy [...]