Blogs about Injury Prevention

Five Gardening Stretches for Fitness



As we get older we may come to realize that we don’t bounce back or recover as quickly from an injury, or that the ‘spring in our step’ is not there any longer. Regular exercise definitely has a lot to do with how fast we recover, how vital we feel, and how we perform all those daily tasks and recreational activities. Just like financial planning for retirement, planning for a strong healthy body that can pull us through old age, living independent with a high quality of life also takes planning. And we need to be SMART about it.

A Stretch You Might Not Be Doing...But Should!

If I had a nickel every time someone asked me about Neuromuscular Stretching I would have…no money. That’s because no one asks and maybe that’s because nobody has heard of it…until now. Let me introduce you to a wonderful new way to stretch.

3 Reasons to do Strength Training

3 Good Reasons to Do Strength TrainingA well-rounded fitness routine involves more than walking, running, biking, or swimming 5 days a week. Sure, aerobic workouts are key to getting and staying fit. But it’s important to mix in some strength training, too.    

Pilates for a Happy Back and a Rockin' Core

It’s a tough world out there: sitting through long commute and work hours, standing and walking on hard surfaces. Faced with these daily work/life balance challenges, it’s not surprising that at least 80% of Americans will experience back pain at least once in their lives.

I have hurt my hamstring or have I? - 5 tips to what is or is not a hamstring injury.

In this article we discuss when hamstring pain can be diagnosed as a hamstring injury with John from Synergy Physio. Hamstring injuries are one of the most common injuries that present to a physiotherapy clinic. However although common there are many things that can pretend to be a hamstring injury that are not indeed hamstring injuries.

Home Treatments to Control Swelling

Mild swelling will usually go away on its own. Home treatment may help relieve symptoms. Swelling and pain are very common with injuries. When you have swelling, you should look for other symptoms of injury that may need to be evaluated by your doctor. If you have a medical condition that may cause swelling, follow your doctor’s instructions on how to treat your swelling. Below are tips you can do to help reduce and/or eliminate swelling.Click HERE to read the rest of the article.

How Not to Get Injured When Working Out

If you want to stay injury free, the best strategy is to do different exercises everytime you go to workout.  If you rode the bike Monday, jog or walk on Tuesday, Swim on Wednesday, etc.  If you worked your chest and back on Monday, work legs on Tuesday, work shoulders, triceps, and biceps on Wednesday, etc.  Full body routines are fine to do also, but make sure you don't lift too heavy if you are only going to give yourself one day off in between strength training sessions.

Preparing for a Golf Event: Guidelines for Injury Prevention

Today’s typical golfer faces many challenges. Not only are golf courses becoming longer and more difficult, but today’s golfer is actually less prepared to play the game. In today’s automated society of long commutes, computers and television, many golf enthusiasts are not properly conditioned because of a lack of movement in their everyday lives. People today are spending more time in office-related jobs and more hours at work.

Take Care of Your Body, It's the Only One You've Got!

Take care of your body it’s the only one you’ve got. I was recently in a car accident and it completely through off my journey to be healthier and happy. As a result of my injuries I had to stop exercising and I now rest the majority of each day. Additionally, because I can’t workout I’ve had to tighten up my diet and eat cleaner than before to prevent gaining weight from being sedentary. Being inactive is soooo unnatural for me!