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Everything is Connected
Image February 6, 2012 Healthy Lifestyle Brian Fulton

Last updated Wednesday, January 25, 2017 What follows is an article that I wrote in June of 2005 for Dalhousie Peer magazine, but I think that the message is a relevant today as it was then. – Brian Fulton I suppose that it might be simpler if everything on the planet weren’t so deeply connected. 
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Simple, Safe Exercises For Your Back
Image February 6, 2012 - Back and Pelvis,Exercise,Managing Common Conditions,Rehabilitation Brian Fulton

Last updated Wednesday, January 25, 2017  A term that you may have heard used around fitness is core strength. However, when you try to find out exactly which muscles are the core muscles, you find that everybody has a different list. Suffice it to say that they are generally the deeper muscles in the torso
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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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Dealing With Lower Back Pain
Image February 6, 2012 - Back and Pelvis,Managing Common Conditions,Rehabilitation Brian Fulton

Last updated Wednesday, January 25, 2017  Eighty percent of North Americans will experience lower back pain at some point in their life.  How do you know if your lower back pain is a muscle strain or something more serious?  The fact is that you are probably the best judge of just how serious your injury
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Nocturnal Leg Cramps
Image February 6, 2012 - Legs and Feet,Managing Common Conditions Brian Fulton

Last updated Wednesday, January 25, 2017  Nocturnal leg cramps are a complaint that I’ve heard from several of my clients.  Nocturnal myoclonus is a sudden, involuntary contraction of the calf muscles that occurs during the night, or while at rest.  These cramps can affect persons in any age group, but they tend to occur more
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Tingling in the Arms and Hands
Image February 6, 2012 - Arms and Hands,- Neck and Shoulders,Managing Common Conditions,Rehabilitation,Repetitive Strain Injury Brian Fulton

Last updated Wednesday, January 25, 2017  That Pins-and-Needles Feeling! A common complaint in this modern computer age is tingling in one’s fingers, hands or forearms. It is not uncommon for people to experience this feeling, particularly as the aging process begins to affect the body and circulation becomes impaired. Is tingling something to be taken
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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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Neck and Shoulder Tension
Image February 5, 2012 - Neck and Shoulders,Healthy Lifestyle,Managing Common Conditions,Massage Brian Fulton

Last updated Wednesday, January 25, 2017 The Art of Letting Go One of the most common complaints I hear as a massage therapist is concerning neck and shoulder tension. We are all actually hardwired to store tension in this area of the body. If you look at anyone surprised by a loud noise or any
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Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
Image February 5, 2012 - Arms and Hands,Managing Common Conditions,Rehabilitation,Repetitive Strain Injury Brian Fulton

Last updated Wednesday, January 25, 2017  The rapid arm and wrist movement required in many jobs and sports can lead to sprains, strains or persistent tendonitis in the elbow area.  Most of the muscles that create hand or wrist movement originate in our forearm.  Muscles that close our wrist and hand (flexion) are located on
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