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

By Vanessa Kiriakou | May 12, 2019

Our yoga pose of the week is a downward facing dog.  Downward facing dog is an energizing pose that can be practiced by all levels at home or in the gym! Some benefits of downward facing dog pose are: Balance in the body and mind. Since this pose stretches and strengthens both upper and lower areas […]

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Yoga Pose of the Week – Focus on the Low Back & Hips

By Vanessa Kiriakou | April 28, 2019

You work hard in the gym to build muscle, burn fat and crush your goals, but what are you doing to work on your recovery? Every exercise regimen should include recovery elements. These include proper nutrition, sleep, and any other actions taken to maximize the body’s repair, such as mobility work! One way to get […]

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FAQ056: Why does it hurt to sit for people with discogenic low back pain?

By Christina Prevett | March 7, 2017

Discogenic Low Back Pain aka Pain from a Bulging Disc Discogenic low back pain refers to people who have a disc herniation aka a bulging disc. For people who have just injured themselves, sitting for long periods of time can be excruciating. I know for me when I hurt my back, my drive to work […]

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FAQ055: Why do I often teach the deadlift for people with Low Back Pain?

By Christina Prevett | March 4, 2017

Low Back pain is one of the biggest causes of pain and disability in North America It is often the culprit for missed work and modified duties. You or someone you know has felt the sometimes debilitating effects of low back pain. Recent guidelines for the management of low back pain emphasize the need to […]

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sciatica, low back pain, physiotherapy

FAQ047: What is sciatica?

By Christina Prevett | February 4, 2017

Low back pain (and sciatica) is one of the leading causes of pain and disability in North America For anyone who has struggled with sciatica-like low back pain. They know that it can be crippling. Sometimes however there is a little bit of confusion about what represents a true sciatica… hence the FAQ! What is […]

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FAQ043: I herniated a disc in my low back, why is the pain worse in the morning?

By Christina Prevett | January 20, 2017

If you’ve ever had a herniated disc, you understand that the pain seems to be worse in the morning. I’ve been there. I’ve been you. Having trouble getting out of bed. Feeling in agony in the morning and slightly more hopeful at night. I had a herniated disc a couple of years ago and I […]

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