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What are Trigger Points? Here are 5 things that might help - CCA

What are Trigger Points? Here are 5 things that might help

A trigger point can be described as a spot or point in a muscle that refers a sensation, be it pain or weakness, to another area of the body. For example, a trigger point in your upper trap muscle may cause a referral pattern into the side of the head, behind the ear (see Figure

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8 Tips for Winter Walking - CCA

8 Tips for Winter Walking

Whether you’re going outside for some exercise, running an errand, or simply getting to and from a vehicle, winter walking can be hazardous. There are some precautions you can take to make sure you get to your destination safely. Here are 8 tips to avoid a slip and fall on snow or ice: Choose the

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What is Pain? Here are 3 things you need to know - CCA

What is Pain? Here are 3 things you need to know

Everybody experiences pain, but what exactly is pain and how do we measure it? Developing a common scale to identify levels of pain is difficult considering that everyone has a slightly different physical response to pain stimuli. Scientists define pain as “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage.”1 However,

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3 Ways Strengthening Your Core Can Help Your Back - CCA

3 Ways Strengthening Your Core Can Help Your Back

It’s just a simple thing…until it isn’t. Strengthening your core plays a much more important role than just getting that six-pack. Approximately 85% of Canadians can expect to experience low back pain at some point in their life.1 A large part of this is due to weak core muscles.2 Did you know that the “core” is

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3 Things to Know about Fear-Avoidance (and how it’s tied to chronic pain) - CCA

3 Things to Know about Fear-Avoidance (and how it’s tied to chronic pain)

It’s just a simple thing…until it isn’t. Everyone experiences pain at some point in their lives, however, a small number of people continue to experience long-term pain. When somebody has experienced pain for more than three months, they are often diagnosed with “chronic pain,” which is as pain that persists long after the initial injury,

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