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    Should I stretch before exercise?

    Whether you’re an elite athlete or you’re just trying to stay in shape, it is common practice to perform stretches before engaging in an exercise activity. Recent research however, suggests that stretching before exercising is unlikely to reduce your risk of injury. That being said, there is no evidence that stretching before or after exercise...
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    10 tips for running

    One of the most popular sporting activities is running. Unfortunately, many pathologies of the musculoskeletal system occur as a result of this activity. Many of those complaints however, can be avoided by following a few simple steps. Here are 10 tips to safely practice running. Tips for a successful run: Proper footwear! Your shoes need...
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    What is a hernia? (hernia nucleus pulposus)

    Written by Randy Atmo, Orthomedix A hernia is a lesion (damage) to one of the intervertebral discs in the spinal column. The spinal column consists of 33 vertebrae: 7 cervical vertebrae, 12 thoracic vertebrae, 5 lumbar vertebrae, the sacrum (a fusion of 5 vertebrae) and the coccyx (a fusion of 4 vertebrae). In between each...
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    What is a tennis elbow? (Lateral Epicondylitis)

    Written by Randy Atmo, Orthomedix A tennis elbow is most prevalent in persons between the ages of 40 and 50. There doesn’t seem to be a correlation with a particular gender for this pathology. A tennis elbow refers to an overuse of the muscles in the forearm responsible for extending the fingers and the wrist....
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    Dry needling

    Written by Randy Atmo, Orthomedix One of the therapeutic modalities used at Orthomedix is dry needling. Dry needling is a technique whereby acupuncture needles are inserted into the skin without using any solution, hence the name. This technique originated in Canada in the 70’s and was developed by Dr. C. Chann Gunn. In 2007 this...