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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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Osteoporosis

OSTEOPOROSIS – “the silent thief”

by ​Lorraine Breau-Thompson, PT Osteoporosis is a condition where our bones become more porous and therefore less dense. This can eventually lead to fractures, commonly seen in the hip, spine, shoulder and forearm. It is often referred to as being the “silent thief” as calcium is stolen away from the bones with up to two […]

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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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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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