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9 Steps to a Restful & Restorative Sleep

9 Steps to a Restful & Restorative Sleep

Sleep is supposed to be easy. We literally have to do nothing but lie down and close our eyes and yet 20-40% of people will experience insomnia this year. Lack of sleep increases the likelihood of chronic diseases including hypertension, diabetes, depression, cancer...

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Whiplash Causes & Syptoms

Whiplash Causes & Syptoms

Whiplash is an acceleration-deceleration mechanism of energy transfer to the neck. It is caused by an atypical movement or force applied to the neck resulting in movement beyond the neck's normal limit. It may result from motor vehicle accidents, sporting activities,...

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Vancouver Sun Run, 10 Tips for Your Best 10k

Vancouver Sun Run, 10 Tips for Your Best 10k

The annual 10km Vancouver Sun Run is set for April 17th and thousands of runners will embrace the streets of downtown. The Sun Run is Canada’s largest 10km race. The beautiful scenery, well organized course and entertainment throughout are just one of the many reasons...

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Preventing and Treating Spring Allergies

Preventing and Treating Spring Allergies

Spring brings warmer weather but for some people seasonal allergies as well. One in six Canadians suffers from seasonal allergies. Allergy season can start in spring and last till late autumn depending on what people are allergic to. The symptoms of seasonal allergies...

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Shin Splints Symptoms & Treatment

Shin Splints Symptoms & Treatment

What are Shin Splints Shin Splints is an overuse condition commonly caused by running and other weight-bearing activities. There are two varieties of shin splints, posterior and anterior. This condition is caused when the tibialis anterior muscle or tibialis posterior...

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Knee pain

Knee pain

Knee pain can have a variety of causes and presentations. Here is a list of common causes of knee pain including a description, common causes and risk factors. Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS), is caused by chronically tight and...

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Piriformis Syndrome

The Piriformis muscle is a small muscle (3-5cm) located in your buttock. It runs from the bottom of the spine to the top of the hip. Its function is to help the leg rotate outwards. Piriformis syndrome occurs when the piriformis muscle becomes tight, usually from...

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is pressure on the median nerve – the nerve in the wrist that supplies feeling and movement to parts of the hand. It can lead to numbness, tingling, weakness, or muscle damage in the hand and fingers. CAUSES, INCIDENCE, AND RISK FACTORS The...

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Iliotibial Band (IT Band) Syndrome

Iliotibial band syndrome is a common conditions which usually presents as pain on the outer side of the knee. The IT Band is a thick band of connective tissue that crosses the hip joint and extends down the outer thigh and attaches just below outer side of the knee....

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Dizziness/Vertigo

Dizziness/Vertigo

BENIGN PAROXYSMAL POSITIONAL VERTIGO Benign positional vertigo is a condition in which a person develops a sudden sensation of spinning, usually when moving the head. It is the most common cause of vertigo. Causes, and risk factors Benign positional vertigo is due to...

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