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Yoga Pose of the Week – Focus on the Hamstrings and Groin

By Vanessa Kiriakou | August 11, 2019

Our featured yoga pose of the week is triangle pose. This is a standing pose that is great for both strengthening and stretching. It focuses on the hamstrings, groin and hips, which are a commonly tight area for lots of people! Triangle pose is also very accessible as it can be modified to suit your level of […]

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shin splints

Shin Splints; how you can prevent them while running

By Christina Prevett | August 8, 2019

One injury we commonly see a lot more for physiotherapy in the summer is shin splints, and it’s no wonder we have some beautiful trail in Kingston. Everyone wants to get outside get into shape and the one exercise you don’t need equipment for is running. BUT then you start to get this pain in […]

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pelvic foor physiotherapy

How you can get Back to Running and Jumping Postpartum

By Christina Prevett | August 8, 2019

We’ve heard it probably 1000 times I want to run but I feel like I leak when I every time. The first thing I would say is go to pelvic floor physiotherapy, the second is it is treatable and isn’t just going to be like this forever. While very normal and very common its also 100% […]

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glute bridge

How to Properly do a Glute Bridge

By Christina Prevett | July 30, 2019

Where sure you either heard of them or have seen them as they  seem to be all are the internet, but what people aren’t showing you is to how to do a glute bridge properly. So what is the point of a flute bridge and how can we make sure we’re doing it properly. Why? […]

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hip stability

Hip stability : how to scale for balance issues

By Christina Prevett | July 23, 2019

A lot of injuries can pretty common occur is if you have a lack of hip stability, but what does that actually mean. I’ll use a practical example here think about every time you walk down the stairs if you hips shifts (meaning one side either drops or you shoot it of to one side) […]

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Yoga Pose of the Week – Focus on the Chest and Traps

By Vanessa Kiriakou | July 21, 2019

This week’s featured yoga pose is a stretch for your chest and trap muscles. It is great for improving posture, since a lot of us slouch when we are seated or in our everyday lives. This is the complete opposite of slouching! It can be done seated or standing.   Directions: First, start either seated […]

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