STAVE OFF Blog

Knee sleeves!! Why do some people wear them and some don’t???

By Christina Prevett | March 4, 2019

First off what knee sleeves DON’T do. They don’t support the knee or meniscus, they are meant to keep the joint warm and increase blood flow not to support the knee in anyway• They may prevent injuries.. but if your knees are collapsing in on your squat, knee sleeves aren’t going to change this.• • […]

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Arthritis

Oh My Joints: the evil arthritis

By Christina Prevett | January 23, 2019

Be sure to join us for our latest workshop on arthritis, here is out itinerary for the day In this session, our Physiotherapist Christina Prevett who is doing her PhD in exercising for older adults will give you all the information you need to know about living with arthritis. Starting from what it is and […]

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Urgency

I NEED To Pee!!

By Christina Prevett | January 10, 2019

That feeling you get when, seemingly out of nowhere, you NEED to go to the bathroom. Perhaps you are someone who someone who can’t hold it for long, or maybe you are a “just in case” pee-er. You may even know every single public bathroom in Kingston. Pelvic Floor physiotherapist call this urgency. This is […]

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meniscus injury

Your Knee Hurts, It Could be your Meniscus!

By Christina Prevett | December 5, 2018

One of the most common injuries we see are knee injuries! Today we wanted to specifically talk about meniscus injuries, something we see a lot of. When someone is told they have a meniscus injury they often think that its a ligament in the knee, which isn’t actually the case, so before we get into […]

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Push ups

How to actually get better at push-ups!

By Christina Prevett | December 3, 2018

Its pretty common for people who just start getting into exercising to start with push-ups. They seem simple, you don’t need any equipment and can do them at home, but the push-ups actually much more complicated then people think! So we wanted to give you some tips on how you can do them at home […]

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weightlifting pregnancy

Prepping for a weightlifting meet while pregnant

By Christina Prevett | November 12, 2018

**Before I start this blog I want to make a statement. I decided to compete in the weightlifting meet I had already signed up for knowing that I would be 8 weeks pregnant on meet day. I continued because I had consulted with THREE OBGYNs who gave me the okay to continue training. One of […]

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