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Dizziness, Imbalance or Constant Falls? Learn More About Vestibular Disorders

The statistics on vestibular problems are alarming and seniors are among the most vulnerable to vestibular-related disorders. Balance dysfunction, dizziness and frequent falls are among the most common disorders that the senior population suffer. This infographic shows the statistics related to dizziness and balance disorders because of vestibular problems.

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Rehabilitative Routines You Can Do Now to Relieve IT Band Syndrome

As runners, we know that any kind of sharp pain, whether in the ankles or knees, can halt the training for days. IT band syndrome, specifically, affects almost the entirety of the leg. Worse, it requires you to stop your training for at least fourteen days. But that doesn’t necessarily mean the days are all for bed rest. Just like any other type of running injury, IT band syndrome (ITBS) recovery needs you to stay mobile and minimally active to accelerate healing. There are some simple rehabilitative routines that you can do for faster ITBS recovery.

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Be Prepared! Common Swimming Injuries and How to Dodge Them

August is going to be an exciting month as 27 athletes are nominated to represent Canada in the swimming category for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games which will start on the 5th of August and ends on the 21st.

Swimming is one of those sports that use the body’s entire strength, flexibility and endurance. Yet, unfortunately, swimmers are prone to strains and injuries on their neck, shoulder, back, knees and even ears. Knee pain from swimming, for instance, is very common among athletes. In 1972, 34% of the 35 members of the Canadian Olympic team had knee problems.

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Don’t Get Sidelined: Learn How To Stop Runner’s Knee and Make Sure it Never Happens Again

Athletic taping, specifically KT tape, has become very popular among athletes and can be seen used by many athletes throughout the Olympics. The demand for KT tape among running athletes may be attributed to the rising cases of runner’s knee. By its technical name, runners are prone to this injury but so are people whose activities involve repetitive tasks that stress or stain the knees.

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Help Tension Headaches: Get Relief with these 4 Easy Stretches

Tension headache is the most common type of headache affecting about 40% of the Canadian population. It is often less severe than migraine although the symptoms can be bothersome because they could include pressure pain on both sides of the head that may last for several days. Severe cases of tension headache may accompany nausea and vomiting.

Tension headaches can be mild to moderate with pain felt at the back of neck and tightness across the head along with an aching sensation more focused above the eyes area. Unlike cluster headache and migraine, tension headache is not worsened by activities.

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Fixing Your Feet: 5 Minute Exercises and Stretches to Effectively Treat Achilles Tendonitis

The Canadian Football League raises interest each year but Achilles tendonitis seem to be a common injury specifically to slightly older football athletes who only play during weekends. Achilles tendonitis is also common to regular joggers, dancers and other individuals who have active lifestyle.

With regular active routines, the muscles in your heel become stronger, yet, if not stretched properly prior to an activity, these muscles become tight and prone to injuries such as Achilles tendonitis.  Do the following easy stretches to help protect your Achilles tendons from pain.

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