Is Gardening Your Sport?

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Is gardening your sport? I really enjoy gardening. Full stop. For many personal reasons, it is an activity that I thoroughly enjoy and is a common topic of discussion with clients at Body Co (especially at this time of year!). Despite all of the joy that gardening brings to each individual, I am acutely aware of the challenges that are … Read More

Achilles Pain: How to Manage and Overcome Your Injury

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Achilles tendinopathy in runners!!! I’ve spent some time in the past discussing related topics in the past (see here, here, and here). Though this week’s blog post may be on a topic that seems like old hat, the current clinic trends have motivated me to re-address this common injury and dive further into how we can manage our training and … Read More

Gains Without Pain: How to Safely Return to Sport & Fitness

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Recently, Body Co’s own chiropractor Dr. Peter Johnston and I (physiotherapist, Jordan Fortuna) got together to discuss the basic principles around evaluating/managing your workout routine in order to maximize the effectiveness of your program. Whether you are a seasoned vet or a rookie in the sport and fitness world, the principles we discussed are applicable across the board and can … Read More

How Does Massage Therapy Help with Scar Tissue

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What is scar tissue? Scar tissue is made up of collagen fibres. Collagen fibres are fibrous connective tissue that is less elastic than muscle tissue.  When you have had surgery or an injury, collagen fibres are laid down to help heal the body.  Since the collagen fibres are less elastic than other tissue, scar tissue can lead to adhesions and … Read More

Train Smart, Not Hard: 5 Tips for Returning to the Gym Safely

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Oh how long it has been since your last trip to the [insert exercise facility here]. Do you remember it? The smells, the sounds, the way the barbell knurlings feel on your palms seem like the distant past. Whatever your previous method of training and exercise was, we are very quickly approaching a return to normal, somewhat, or at least … Read More

How to Avoid Injury With Proper Bike Fitting

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Whether you are an avid spinner or a weekend cyclist, setting up your bike so that it is specific to your measurements is critical for optimizing your ride and preventing repetitive strain injuries.  In this blog post, I am aiming to touch on some of the key elements to keep in mind when getting ready for your first ride this … Read More

Optimizing Your Home Exercise for Strength Gains

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Picture this: You are safe in your home, not much around you to lift, push, or pull (aside from your own body weight), but you need to gain, or at least maintain, your current muscular strength because the apocalypse is here and who knows what will come next. Too real right now? Maybe you don’t have this concern (…this blog … Read More

Are You Settling or Sitting Into Self Isolation: How To Minimize Sitting and Best Set-up Your Home Office

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There is no question that the past few weeks have been unprecedented and fraught with challenges that many of us could never have anticipated. For many people, as we navigate the new norms we are also navigating new personal circumstances. For a large group of our clients that has meant working from home with makeshift set-ups juggled between childcare and … Read More

Practical Tips for Managing Anxiety During Self-Isolation

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The past few weeks have been some of the most stressful and unusual days many of us have ever lived through. For those who have suffered from anxiety in the past, you may have noticed a heightening of symptoms; others may be feeling this way for the first time. I want to share some practical tips you can incorporate into … Read More