Hip Disorders: Osteoarthritis & Bursitis

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Our hip joints allow us to do an amazing number of things – walk on two legs, pivot, squat, even kick a ball. It is an engineering marvel to combine the stability required to balance the weight of the torso over a structure the size of a golf ball, with […]

The Latest on Lower Back Pain

A man holding his lower back because of pain

The Latest on Lower Back Pain With all of this mild weather we have been experiencing in the Okanagan it really does feel like spring is just around the corner. I’m sure many of you have started to do some work in your yards in preparation for the gardening season. […]

Exercise after Pregnancy

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There are a few things a woman should take into consideration when resuming exercise after pregnancy: Pelvic floor strength and her abdominal muscles. Restoration and strengthening of the Pelvic Floor muscles is very important and should begin in the early days and continue weeks after delivery. Whether her delivery was […]

Skiing and Snowboarding

Two people skiing and snowboarding down a snowy hill

Ski and snowboard season is here! I’m sure many of you skiers out there have already started to dust off your equipment, check the daily snow report and maybe even head to the mountain for some early season skiing. We are fortunate in Kelowna to have so many great ski […]

Snowmobiling aches and pains

Man on a blue and white snowmobile as the sun sets in the background

On February 2, the groundhog told us that spring will arrive soon. But don’t fear – the sledding days are not yet over. If you are looking to maximize your snowmobiling adventures or to try the activity for the first time before the snow disappears, then this is for you. […]

A Pain in the Achilles

Man jogging down a empty highway

The Achilles tendon is the strongest tendon in the body, connecting the calf muscles to their insertion on the heel bone, or calcaneus. Achilles tendinitis is a common overuse injury in sport. It can be a killjoy – it affects walking, hiking and many sporting activities. Pain in the rearfoot […]

BODY ROLLING: A new way to enhance flexibility and well being.

Man working on legs with foam roller

How often do you get a tight area in your back that you’d love to get rid of? Or a tense band in your buttock or hamstring that has plagued you for weeks? Have you noticed that your shoulders round forward, and you’re tight across the back of your shoulders? […]

Tennis Elbow

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Tennis Elbow – you don’t need to play tennis to get it! Tennis elbow is so called as one of the reasons you can get it is from faulty technique in a tennis shot. This is only one of the ways that you can get tennis elbow though, it can […]

Don’t take a holiday from good low back posture.

Man doing a yoga stretch to help with his back while he is on the beach

Trains, planes and car rides to visit friends and family; sitting down for a big turkey meal; sledding or hitting up the ski hill on snowy days; lounging around on Christmas morning admiring the tree and wrapped presents – this all sounds like a perfect holiday. While it is a […]

Falls

Elderly man getting his hand bandaged by a younger person

By Tess Mihell   The winter Olympics in Sochi was filled with scary crashes in nearly every sport. Hearts sank when seeing chances at a medal slip, the pain on the athletes’ faces, and some of the injuries that resulted. We probably all know someone who has, or have ourselves, […]