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Injury Prevention

Workstation Ergonomics With Your Laptop

I had a great question from a patient the other day… How do I properly set up my workstation when using a laptop? Answer: (tune in next time for more valuable insights!) I guess we can’t just leave it at that can we? Don’t get me wrong, laptops are great. They are faster and more powerful than ever, while at the same time becoming even more lightweight and portable with …Read More

Hamstring strains: a common and nagging sports injury

Hamstring injuries are the most common muscle strain sustained by athletes, and are a frequent occurrence in sports such as Australian Rules football, rugby, soccer, track and field and other sports involving sprinting. Studies have shown that hamstring strains account for up to 29% of injuries in sprinters, and 16–23% of injuries in Australian Rules football. Hamstring injuries are now the most prevalent injury in soccer, accounting for 12% to …Read More

Concussion injuries: identification and management

We have all heard the term “concussion,” any many of us have had personal experience with concussions through years of involvement in athletics. But, just what exactly is a concussion? How do you know if you are suffering from one? And, most importantly, how should a concussion be managed? Whether you are a parent with kids involved in sports, or you yourself are on the ice/hitting the slopes this winter, …Read More

Warming Up: to stretch or not to stretch?

Everyone knows that it’s a good idea to warm up before starting to exercise… but what is less clear is exactly what your warm-up should consist of. Jogging on the spot, jumping jacks, static or ballistic stretching… the list goes on. Static stretching (stretch and hold) has long been used in a warm-up, with the aim of enhancing performance and reducing the risk of injury. However, recent reviews of the literature …Read More