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Fitness. Down to a Science

Strength Training

Learning Opportunities

Many thanks to those who came to our seminar series “Understanding and Overcoming Persistent Pain” at the Halifax Library. It was great to help people gain more knowledge about treating and, more importantly, preventing pain. Based on our experience, we know there is a gap in people’s understanding of pain. We wanted to let people know that (1) that they are not alone, (2) that help is available and (3) that it’s possible to regain control over that aspect...

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Walking: An Exercise or Activity?

I’m often asked “Is walking good for you?” In short, the answer is YES but the rewards and drawbacks of ‘walking for exercise’ depends heavily on the individual. For example, are you are free of injuries or impairments that would cause you to walk with a correction? Do you have a sore heel causing you to put more weight on one leg? Do you experience pain while walking or after? Do you have poor balance and at times worried you might fall? If you’ve...

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Strength Training: Live Long and Prosper

By Dave Lee, Physiotherapist I’m a huge Trekkie if you couldn’t tell by the title. I sometimes wonder if the secret to Vulcans (the alien species which Spock was a part of) living so long, being so strong and smart, was due to the fact that they practiced strength training. If you look at the people on earth and the research that definitively connects strength training to longevity in life, there must be some crossover here with Vulcans? But seriously, do we need anymore...

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A Healthier Nova Scotia…Wellness!

By Nick Matheson, Owner It was eleven years ago; a birthday truly worth celebrating. My oldest daughter, Maryn, had reached a milestone. Three years old and she was cancer free. Born with a rare tumour in her liver, the disease had progressed to her lungs, reaching stage 4, before we had the good fortune of an accidental discovery. A fall on her belly a few months previous ruptured the tumour, threw her into shock, and propelled our family into a 4-month sprint to conquer...

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Osteoarthritis: No effort, no improvement

By Keltie Cheney, Physiotherapist I am as guilty as anyone of trying to find the easiest way to get what I want accomplished and expecting the best results despite it. However, as a physiotherapist, I am a big promoter that the power to improve one’s health is proportionate to how much effort the individual puts into their treatment and home care. I see a lot of people with knee and hip pain and most of them start out with “I’m not sure if there is much...

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Golden Years

This week there was an article written about our clinic in The Chronicle Herald. It is nice to have our business recognized for the value we aim to create. That value lies entirely in our ability to positively impact the lives of our clients. The “gold” we really want is for people to be able to enjoy their golden years. As we’ve said before, it’s best to start early, but it’s never too late to start. Proper exercise makes life better now and in the future. It is an...

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