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Strains & Sprains

February 16, 2014

Strains & Sprains Remember P.R.I.C.E. – five simple rules to help speed up your recovery in the first 48-72 hours of a sprain (ligament) or strain (muscle) injury. P is for PROTECTION. Protect the injured area from sustaining any more damage. R is for REST. Allow the injury time to heal. I is for ICE.

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At Work

February 11, 2014

Does your job find you sitting most of the day? While sitting seems restful, staying in any one position for long periods of time can cause strain and injury to your muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments. Sustained sitting can take a toll on your neck and lower back – steady compression on the spinal discs

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Energy Boosters

January 07, 2014

Everyone is familiar with all-out energy drain, those times when no matter how enticing that new movie, fabulous shoe sale, or friendly barbecue, you just can’t psych yourself up to go. What can be harder to recognize is chronic energy drain. In this case, you may not necessarily feel the classic signs of exhaustion –

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Preventing Falls

December 03, 2013

Anyone can fall, but the risk of slips and trips increases as you get older. Every year one in three Canadians over 65 will fall – often with serious consequences. Hip, wrist and pelvic fractures are common in this age group and can take a toll on independence and quality of life. The good news

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