December 28, 2018

5 Exercises To Help Stretch After Driving

Now that the holidays are here, chances are you will be spending more time in the car than you usually do. Long car rides can stiffen up the muscles of the leg and glutes, causing achy and sore legs. Here are five stretches to help you unwind after those long car rides: 1. Standing Hamstring Stretch: Stand with one of your legs just in front of the other and bend your […]
September 7, 2018

Study: Isometric vs Eccentric Knee Exercises

Isometric versus eccentric knee exercises, which one is right for you? Before we answer that question, it might be a good idea to review what each exercise looks like. Isometric Exercises: Isometric exercises is where the joint does not move and the muscle does not lengthen. The joint stays still and there is no movement, for example:                   Eccentric Exercises: Eccentric exercises […]
May 24, 2018

My First 10km Run

The Mississauga Marathon took place on May 5th and 6th. Although I am not much of a runner, I thought I would give the 10km a try. Running the 10km was a goal I had set for myself after losing 30 lbs in four months; details of that process can be found here. For the 10km run, I began my training in January. I’m not much of a runner, so […]
March 29, 2018

Can Neck Exercises Help With Depression?

A recent study in the Physiotherapy Research International: the Journal for Researchers and Clinicians in Physical Therapy 2018 March 14, showed that patients suffering from neck pain reported a decrease in their depression symptoms after performing neck exercises. The study decided patients suffering from neck pain into three groups. The group that received the deep neck flexion exercises reported improvement in their neck pain as well as a clinically relevant improvement […]
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