The importance of a good posture

by ​Lorraine Breau-Thompson, PT Although we don’t have to walk around with a book balanced on our head, our elders were right on the importance of a good posture. Ideally, in the standing position, we would like to see a line drawn straight down from our ear over the shoulder then the hip and ankle. […]

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Fitness Goal Setting – Why Wait until January 1st?

by ​Lorraine Breau-Thompson, PT Many great plans are made on January first each year but these are not always successful. Fall is a great season for goal setting as we cannot yet blame delays on snow, cold weather, icy sidewalks, and the excuse list goes on! If you begin an exercise routine now, it can […]

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What is the rotator cuff?

by ​Lorraine Breau-Thompson, PT The rotator cuff consists of a group of four muscles that originate from the scapula (shoulder blade) and attach to the front of the shoulder. More specifically, they are the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis and teres minor. The function of these muscles is to keep the ball of the humerus (long bone […]

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Tips for Fall Yard Work

by ​Tyler Ravlo, PT Fall in Nova Scotia may be the most beautiful time of the year. Along with its beauty, it also brings lots of yard work, whether it’s raking, fertilizing or winterizing the garden, these activities can push an already sore back or shoulder over the edge. A few simple tips can help […]

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Time for Exercise

Finding the Time for Exercise

by ​Lorraine Breau-Thompson, PT As we all know, exercise is very important to our physical and mental well-being. When it is not already part of our daily routine, getting started can be challenging. It is easy to find excuses why we don’t have the time for anything extra in our day, especially with the realities […]

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Getting Ready for the Holidays

by Lorraine Breau-Thompson, PT The month of December can be hectic for many as we get busy decorating, shopping, baking, gift wrapping and socializing. Of course these are activities that we do all year long but usually not all at once. Depending on where and how you store your winter decorations, you may have to climb […]

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Raking Leaves

by ​Mike Landry, PT Autumn is a beautiful time of year, however, that beauty quickly turns to increased demands for work around the yard. Raking leaves can be a good source of exercise but is not without risk of injury to the back or arms. Here are a few tips to help you stay injury […]

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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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