Category: Injury Prevention

Category: Injury Prevention

Smart Gardening- Pull Your Weeds Out; Not your Back
Image April 29, 2013 Healthy Lifestyle,Injury Prevention Brian Fulton

Last updated Wednesday, January 25, 2017 Twenty Eight Ways To Save Your Back And Body When Doing Yard Work Well, it’s now Spring and the gardening season is in full swing.  If you are like most of us, you get out there and overdo it, then pay for it the next day.  Worse yet, you
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Shovelling Snow Safely
Image February 9, 2013 Healthy Lifestyle,Injury Prevention Brian Fulton

Last updated Wednesday, January 25, 2017  One of the things that I love about winter is all of that beautiful white snow. Well, I actually like looking at it. Driving in it and shovelling it is another matter. Keeping your sidewalk and your driveway clear is not only recommended for personal safety and convenience, it
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Treating Neck Pain With The McKenzie Method
Image January 13, 2013 - Neck and Shoulders,Injury Prevention,Managing Common Conditions,Rehabilitation Brian Fulton

Last updated Wednesday, January 25, 2017  The McKenzie Method was developed in the 1960’s by Robin McKenzie, a physical therapist in New Zealand. While much time has passed since then, his exercises still form the cornerstone of treatment for both neck and back pain. What follows are his core exercises for treating neck pain.His book,
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Exercise Safe — Exercise Smart
Image February 7, 2012 Exercise,Healthy Lifestyle,Injury Prevention Brian Fulton

Last updated Wednesday, January 25, 2017  You often hear about the benefits of exercise, but it is just as important to be aware of the hazards of improper exercise.  It is common in my profession to see people who have injured themselves while working out or playing sports.  Exercise is fraught with hazards, but choosing
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Preventing Repetitive Strain Injury
Image February 6, 2012 - Arms and Hands,- Neck and Shoulders,Injury Prevention,Repetitive Strain Injury Brian Fulton

Last updated Wednesday, January 25, 2017 TWENTY- TWO WAYS TO PREVENT REPETITIVE STRAIN INJURY Overuse of any area of the body can lead to a repetitive strain injury (RSI), also known as cumulative trauma. One way of looking at this is that the body area is being used so much that the body has trouble
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Computer Workstation Ergonomics
Image February 6, 2012 - Arms and Hands,- Back and Pelvis,- Neck and Shoulders,Injury Prevention,Repetitive Strain Injury Brian Fulton

Last updated Wednesday, January 25, 2017  Ergonomics is the field of study that attempts to minimize the negative impact of work on our bodies. While ergonomics primarily looks at the work environment, the principles may be applied to anything that we do, from the physical set-up of our home computer to the shape of your
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Treating and Avoiding Shin Splints
Image February 6, 2012 - Legs and Feet,Exercise,Injury Prevention,Managing Common Conditions,Rehabilitation Brian Fulton

Last updated Wednesday, January 25, 2017  One common running injury is  “shin splints”, a phrase that really tells you nothing.  As with most body pain, inflammation is involved and needs to be minimized.  In the case of shin splints, inflammation is occurring in a muscle compartment that has little room for expansion, and it is
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Using Exercise to Reduce Pain
Image February 5, 2012 Exercise,Healthy Lifestyle,Injury Prevention Brian Fulton

Last updated Wednesday, January 25, 2017 As a massage therapist, I have heard many of my patients speak about how increasing their activity levels, reduces their body pain. Well it turns out that this isn’t just anecdotal information. A fourteen-year study of 866 runners aged 62 to 76 showed 25% less musculoskeletal pain in active
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Image February 5, 2012 - Arms and Hands,Injury Prevention,Managing Common Conditions,Rehabilitation,Repetitive Strain Injury Brian Fulton

Last updated Wednesday, January 25, 2017 A Light at The End of The Carpal Tunnel Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) results in the highest number of work days missed among all work related injuries.  We hear the term CTS thrown around a lot these days, but just what is it?

Acupressure
Image February 5, 2012 Healthy Lifestyle,Injury Prevention,Managing Common Conditions,Massage Brian Fulton

Last updated Wednesday, January 25, 2017 Practicing an Ancient Art Acupressure is an ancient healing art developed in Asia over 5,000 years ago that uses the fingers to press key points on the skin to supposedly stimulate the body’s own natural defences. Of course, science didn’t exist in those days, so acupressure is more of
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