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Injury Prevention Tips When Shoveling Snow   Reality Check: Winter is here! Is your body ready to take on the strain of shoveling hundreds of pounds of snow?  Snow shoveling requires a high level of cardiovascular and muscular endurance. It is a demanding, functional activity involving pushing, lifting, throwing and twisting motions. Individuals who are not well conditioned can put strain on their heart and lungs as well as muscle or joint injury while shoveling.  It is v...
Posted on 2019-12-17
We are off to a cool and wet spring so far, but thankfully I was fortunate to be able to attend the 𝐂𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐎𝐩𝐞𝐧 𝐏𝐆𝐀 𝐆𝐨𝐥𝐟 𝐓𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 last weekend, and the weather was AMAZING!!! I even bumped into The Great One- Wayne Gretzky!! I read a statistic once during a 𝐆𝐨𝐥𝐟 𝐑𝐞𝐡𝐚𝐛 course that 1 golfer in every foursome is playing with an injury, most often low back pain. I was trying to ident...
Posted on 2019-07-10
All the staff here at Altima Physio would like to welcome Puneet to our team! Puneet has been a physiotherapist since 2005. She graduated in India and has her master’s degree in physiotherapy. She worked for 7 years for a university teaching hospital in India, which is accredited with the Joint Commission International (JCI) which is considered a gold standard worldwide to accredit health care institutions, as a chief therapist until she moved to Canada in 2015. She has worked with patie...
Posted on 2017-02-23
I want to start an exercise or fitness program, but I don’t know where to start? How do I motivate myself to set real goals? When setting goals related to achieving and maintaining health, it’s important to choose goals that are obtainable. While it may sound great to say that you will lose weight in record time, you'll need to embrace the challenges and create proper strategies. The hardest part of all is getting started. Goals related to the achievement and maintenance of health ...
Posted on 2016-08-12
Here are two common questions and answers to help you along with the recovery of your injury! 1. I have had this pain on and off for a few months, and generally I am pretty good, and then it comes right back on again and can take my breath away. What if I am not in pain on the day I come to see you, will I be wasting my time?No! Physio is not as much about treating the pain as it is about finding what is causing the pain in the first place. If your injury is now a few weeks/months old, 2 thin...
Posted on 2016-07-15
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