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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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Levator Scapulae

Located on both sides of the back of your neck, this muscle is a common culprit in neck and upper back pain, stiffness/reduced mobility, and headaches. It’s main function is to raise the shoulder blades during movements such as shrugging your shoulders. However, it can easily be irritated, leading to a major pain in the […]

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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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Have you been involved in a motor vehicle accident? If so, we understand that this can be an extremely stressful time. At Running Shoe Restorative Healthcare and the Calgary Concussion Centre, we are committed to helping you understand and navigate this confusing process, so that the focus can shift to getting you back to optimal […]

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Neuro-Muscular Electrical Stimulation

Fun Fact! No active contraction is occurring during this video! Yep, you read that right – this bicep curl is happening completely passively via a nifty machine called Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation. But, how? Well, muscles of the body are comprised of different types of fibres. “Slow-twitch Type 1 Muscle Fibres” produce low-force muscle contractions. They […]

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Concussions can be scary. They can be overwhelming. And they can be lonely. Initially you may feel as though you’re in a dark spot, but we are here to bring color back to your life! Did you know that a mere 7-10 years ago, absolute rest in a dark room, with no physical and/or cognitive […]

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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 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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