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Hamstring


Tight hamstrings after a week full of sitting at your desk? Release those babies! Active tissue releases can be easily implemented at home, using a ball and firm surface. (Increasing the density or “hardness” of the ball + surface will increase the intensity of the release) 1️⃣ Sit up nice and tall and place a […]

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Calf

Individuals with tight calves are more susceptible to injuries such as Calf Strains, Ankle Sprains, Achilles tendonitis/Tears, and Plantar Fasciitis. But! Did you know that the calf is actually comprised of 2 major muscles, each requiring its own unique stretch? Many individuals have familiarity with stretching the larger, more superficial gastrocnemius muscle. However, the deeply […]

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K-Tape

Kinesiology Tape was originally conceived to provide support to injured body structures, without restricting movement in the way traditional sports tapes tend to. While some injuries result in an unstable joint that requires immobilization to prevent further damage, other injuries call for continued mobility to reduce pain, speed up the healing process, and prevent further […]

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Proprioception

Proprioception is a “sense” or awareness of body position, allowing us to perceive where a specific part of the body is in space.  For example, the ability to know your thumb is up or down, the ability to touch your finger to your nose, or knowing that your head is upright, all without having to […]

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Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy is a non-invasive modality used in the treatment of chronic musculoskeletal conditions. Stemming from the knowledge that sound waves could be used to break down gallstones and kidney stones, therapeutic shockwave is now used in clinic to transmit low energy sound waves through an area of injury, stimulating the body’s natural healing response. […]

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