Plank Exercise

What is the “core” ?

by ​Lorraine Breau-Thompson, PT Over the past few years, you may have heard people talking about strengthening their “core”. The core is defined as the muscles in our body that are the closest to our center (our core), running from our pelvis up the length of our torso. The abdominal muscles are part of the […]

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Massage Therapy

Benefits of Massage Therapy

by Jennifer Smith, MT Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissue such as muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissue. The benefits are numerous but the most common reason people seek massage therapy is muscle pain and tension. Other benefits include increasing joint range of motion, improving circulation, reducing pain and decreasing stress. Massage therapy […]

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Passport

Travelling Tips for People with Low Back Pain

by Lorraine Breau-Thompson, PT Many people make plans to travel but don’t always anticipate having to do it while experiencing low back pain. There are a few things we can do to decrease the stress on our back and to make our trip more comfortable. If travelling by car, it is recommended that you make frequent […]

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Shovel

Snow Shoveling Tips

by Lorraine Breau-Thompson, PT It’s that time of year again! The snow comes and we get our shovels out. For most of us, shoveling is mainly a winter activity. Our body isn’t used to the repetitive bending, scooping and lifting. In order to help prevent injuries, there are a few tactics that can help. 1. Before […]

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WinterWalkers

The Benefits of Walking

by Lorraine Breau-Thompson, PT Walking is a wonderful form of exercise that can help you feel better and be healthier. It improves your physical, psychological and social well-being.  Walking is a great aerobic exercise  that reduces the risk of chronic heart conditions, stroke and type II diabetes. Regular walking can reduce or help manage the risk of heart […]

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