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Cross-Training Program for Cyclists

Cross-training can help address some of the issues and most common cycling injuries that our clients and the cycling community experience. Cross-training can involve simple body weight exercises; it doesn't have to involve a lot of heavy lifting or a lot of big equipment. Many of the exercises that we would be prescribe to cyclist clients actually focus on the core. In our post Exercises to Prevent the Most Common Cycling Injuries, we provide an outline of the types of exercises and direction that we would take with clients to prepare them for or repair them from the demands [...]

By |2019-07-30T18:20:37+00:00July 22nd, 2019|Sports Physiotherapy|0 Comments

Exercises to Prevent the Most Common Cycling Injuries

Physiotherapists tend to see some common cycling injuries and issues when clients come into the clinic, whether they are beginner cyclists, avid cyclists, or competitors. Many of these issues stem from being in a forward flexed position or crouched position with the hips bent towards the stomach for prolonged periods of time; and looking forward with the neck curved back. From a physiotherapist’s perspective, it is really important that anyone playing a sport or doing an activity that puts them in the same position or repeating the same motion for prolonged periods of time undertakes appropriate cross training measures. [...]

By |2019-07-22T17:17:37+00:00July 22nd, 2019|Sports Physiotherapy|0 Comments

Equipment to Prevent Common Cycling Injuries and Accidents

Summer is cycling season in Canada. You may have noticed an increased number of cyclists on the road or shared paths over the last few weeks and now with school out, the kids will join the enthusiasts and commuters. So we thought it was a good time to review cycling equipment for injury prevention so you can have as safe a ride as possible this summer. Cycling for leisure or transport is a great form of exercise. The benefits can include: increased cardiovascular fitness increased muscle strength and flexibility improved joint mobility decreased stress levels improved coordination strengthened bones [...]

By |2019-07-09T15:10:38+00:00July 8th, 2019|Sports Physiotherapy|0 Comments

Sport in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation

Within a physiotherapy context, sport is often used as a motivator or end-goal for people recovering from an injury. Returning to one's sport is viewed as milestone objective and it provides clinician and client a concrete direction for their purpose at physiotherapy (or during physiotherapy sessions). Sometimes, however, sport is part of the therapy and it gives the client meaningful, fun, and productive tasks/movements that can aid in their recovery. The act of participating in a sport can contribute to improving overall physical wellness, and it also provides a mental outlet for people recovering from injuries that have longer-laster [...]