By Athlete's Care on May 13, 2019
What causes golf injuries? Much of it boils down to two key issues: physical conditioning and proper form.
Over use is also an issue.
Paying attention to the basics will pay off in terms of a greatly reduced risk of injury.
Just as you would with any sport, start your round of golf more slowly, and work up to a faster pace.
If you need advice on how to get in shape for this season of golf, or any other aspect of sports medicine or musculoskeletal health, our Toronto physiotherapists, chiropractors, and other specialists are ready to help. Drop by one of our Toronto physiotherapy clinics today or call for an appointment.
By Athlete's Care on May 10, 2019
Yield: Four pieces
7-8 soaked and pitted dates,
1/2 cup rolled oats,
1/4 cup coconut flakes,
2-3 tbsp natural peanut butter,
1.5 scoop protein powder,
2 tbsp cocoa powder,
2 tbsp chia seeds (optional)
2 tbsp chocolate chips
In a food processor, pulse until the mixture comes together (you may need to add a tbsp of water).
Place in a parchment lined loaf pan and press down. Freeze for 1 hour until firm and trim the edges off.
Cut into four equal pieces.
Recipe provided by Registered Dietiatian, Jasmine Kwok. Jasmine is a Registered Dietitian (RD) with a passion for sports and fitness. She graduated from McGill University with a Bachelors of Nutritional Science and completed her dietetic internships in Montréal and Toronto.
Find out more about the Nutrition Services available at Athlete's Care.
By Athlete's Care on April 26, 2019
Pain in the neck? Don't ignore it - finding the cause is the first step. Our Toronto physiotherapists and other sports medicine specialists help many of their clients with issues that begin with a simple ache in the neck area – in fact, it's estimated that up to seven in 10 people will suffer from some form of neck pain during their lives.
The neck is relatively small as compared to the size of the average human body overall, but it's packed with delicate and extremely important structures. Here's a look at some of the most common causes of neck pain.
Musculoskeletal neck pain is often caused by holding the head in one position, or maintaining an unnatural posture, for a period of time. This is very common among people who work on their computers, and that includes video gaming enthusiasts who hunch over their gaming devices. Craning your neck over your mobile phone is another common cause, along with sleeping in an awkward position. You will feel a persistent, dull ache.
Sleeping in an awkward position, or sudden movements can also cause muscle spasms, felt as a sharp pain that may not last very long. Sometimes, the causes of muscle spasms are unknown.
Muscle tension in the neck can lead to dull, throbbing headaches that usually encompass the back of the head and neck. At times, muscles will tense up because you already have a headache. Either way, you are likely dealing with strain of the suboccipital muscles at the base of the skull. This can be due to eye strain, or holding your head in an awkward position.
Pinched nerves - Nerves are compressed or pinched pinched by bone spurs which can occur as the disks deteriorate over time. You may feel tingling or numbness in your arms or hands. It can occur as a result of the normal wear and tear over a lifetime, or a sudden injury.
There are some specific conditions that can cause neck pain and other discomfort.
There are a few essential points to keep in mind when it comes to prevention:
Treatments are available no matter what the cause, and are customized to your situation. If you are suffering from persistent neck pain, let our Toronto physiotherapists, chiropractors, massage therapists and other members of our sports medicine team help. Call one of our Toronto physiotherapy clinics today, or drop by to make an appointment.
By Athlete's Care on April 05, 2019
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