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Stretching Basics – Why You Should Stretch, and How You Should Do It

By | October 5th, 2017|Categories: Isaac Storgryn, RMT|

What is a Stretch? There are many types and styles of stretching out there and many reasons to do stretching but the basics of stretching are simple, as per the dictionary definition: “to draw out or extend (oneself, a body, limbs, wings, etc.) to the full length or extent”. Basically whether it fascia, scar tissue or muscle fibres a [...]

8 Fun Speech and Language Development Ideas for Back to School

By | September 19th, 2017|Categories: Emily Merritt, SLP|

With the Fall season upon us, and children settling back into the school routine it is nice to have some fresh ideas on how to incorporate developmental goals into our daily lives. Here are some tips on how to turn everyday events into opportunities for speech and language development. Before reading, keep in mind a couple things: These are just [...]

Tips and Tricks for Picky Eaters

By | June 2nd, 2016|Categories: Donna Nevett, BScOT|

Tips and Tricks for Picky Eaters Do you have picky eaters in the family? Mealtimes can be a great time for family to come together to enjoy food and swap stories. However, for many parents, mealtimes can often mean struggles and stress with seemingly no solutions. For parents of “picky eaters”, mealtimes can be difficult to manage. Setting up an [...]

Hamstring Injury: Prevention and Treatment

By | February 5th, 2014|Categories: Dr. Phil Lemire, DC|

Are You At Risk For A Hamstring Injury? If you've ever injured a hamstring you know how difficult the recovery process can be.  Knowledge is power! The more we know about the causes of this injury, the better we can prevent them in the future.  This article looks at what recent research tells us about hamstring injury risk factors and [...]

Energy Requirements for Athletes – Sports Nutrition Part I

By | January 17th, 2014|Categories: Dr. Michael Long, ND|

Sports Performance and Nutrition   Part I - Energy Requirements for Athletes Part II - Nutritional Guidelines  |  Part III - Food Choices  |  Part IV - Hydration and Supplements If you are serious about athletics, or know someone who is, you already know that athletes are a slightly different breed of human.  They flirt with the extreme limits of [...]

Nutrition Guidelines for Athletes – Sports Nutrition Part II

By | January 17th, 2014|Categories: Dr. Michael Long, ND|

Sports Performance and Nutrition    Part II - Nutrition Guidelines for Athletes Part I - Energy Requirements  |  Part III - Food Choices  |  Part IV - Hydration and Supplements An athlete’s capacity to perform is determined by his or her ability to mobilize energy substrates stored in the body, and shunting them to power muscle contractions.  In terms of efficiency, [...]