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Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury Prevention

By Stephen Woollard, Certified Athletic Therapist You have likely heard of an athlete sustaining an ACL injury in the news. Maybe an athlete sustained one and the report is that they are out for the season, or maybe even a career ending injury. But what is the ACL, how do they get injured, and what…
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Tips for Working from Home

Working from home has it’s perks, though most of those perks have been diminished now that we are self-isolating all day, every day. It also has it’s challenges.  It can be hard to stay focused, ignore distractions, and get into ‘work-mode.’ It can also be hard to stick to a routine, set boundaries, and separate…
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10 Reasons Why Your Athletic Therapist is Better Than a Massage Gun

Written by Stephen Woollard, CAT(C) I’ve been working at a lot of sport events lately: BC 55+ games, hockey, rowing, softball etc. And I have noticed many athletes walking around with a massage gun. These nifty devices started showing up a few years ago and have become quite popular, especially since the price seems to be coming down now. Whenever I talk to an…
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Pain vs Soreness

Get Rid of your Plantar Fascia Pain

In this video with Athletic Therapist Sarah Black, you will learn:-basic foot anatomy-causes of plantar fascia pain-how to treat/prevent plantar fascia pain

Temporomandibular joint disorder

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) seems to be an area that is often overlooked.  Most of us deal with the odd clicking in our jaw, which by itself is not an issue, until it is! The most common cause of acute (sudden) pain in the jaw is often due to trauma to the jaw.  However, another…
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Avoid Overtraining During Quarantine: Rachelle Little CAT(C)

This is a little anecdotal story from Rachelle Little, one of our amazing Athletic Therapists.  This post has some great take-home messages for avoiding injury when faced with changing type and volume of exercise suddenly.  A very relevant topic right now as many folks are taking advantage of all the excellent home workouts currently being…
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