Category: Body Region

Simple, Safe Exercises For Your Back
February 6, 2012 Back and Pelvis,Exercise,Managing Common Conditions,Rehabilitation Brian Fulton

  A term that you may have heard used around fitness is core strength. However, when you try to find out exactly which muscles are the core muscles, you find that everybody has a different list. Suffice it to say that they are generally the deeper muscles in the torso and hips rather than the
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Preventing Repetitive Strain Injury
February 6, 2012 Arms and Hands,Injury Prevention,Neck and Shoulders,Repetitive Strain Injury Brian Fulton

TWENTY- TWO WAYS TO PREVENT REPETITIVE STRAIN INJURY Overuse of any area of the body can lead to a repetitive strain injury (RSI), also known as cumulative trauma. One way of looking at this is that the body area is being used so much that the body has trouble keeping up with tissue oxygen needs,
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Computer Workstation Ergonomics
February 6, 2012 Arms and Hands,Back and Pelvis,Injury Prevention,Neck and Shoulders,Repetitive Strain Injury Brian Fulton

  Ergonomics is the field of study that attempts to minimize the negative impact of work on our bodies. While ergonomics primarily looks at the work environment, the principles may be applied to anything that we do, from the physical set-up of our home computer to the shape of your snow shovel handle.

Nocturnal (Evening) Leg Cramps
February 6, 2012 Legs and Feet,Managing Common Conditions Brian Fulton

  Nocturnal leg cramps are a complaint that I’ve heard from several of my clients.  Nocturnal myoclonus is a sudden, involuntary contraction of the calf muscles that occurs during the night, or while at rest.  These cramps can affect persons in any age group, but they tend to occur more often in middle-aged and older
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Tingling in the Arms and Hands
February 6, 2012 Arms and Hands,Managing Common Conditions,Neck and Shoulders,Rehabilitation,Repetitive Strain Injury Brian Fulton

  That Pins-and-Needles Feeling! A common complaint in this modern computer age is tingling in one’s fingers, hands or forearms. It is not uncommon for people to experience this feeling, particularly as the aging process begins to affect the body and circulation becomes impaired. Is tingling something to be taken seriously? Absolutely!

Treating and Avoiding Shin Splints
February 6, 2012 Exercise,Injury Prevention,Legs and Feet,Managing Common Conditions,Rehabilitation Brian Fulton

  One common running injury is  “shin splints”, a phrase that really tells you nothing.  As with most body pain, inflammation is involved and needs to be minimized.  In the case of shin splints, inflammation is occurring in a muscle compartment that has little room for expansion, and it is occurring right where your muscle
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Neck and Shoulder Tension
February 5, 2012 Healthy Lifestyle,Managing Common Conditions,Massage,Neck and Shoulders Brian Fulton

The Art of Letting Go One of the most common complaints I hear as a massage therapist is concerning neck and shoulder tension. We are all actually hardwired to store tension in this area of the body. If you look at anyone surprised by a loud noise or any sudden stressor, you will see their
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Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
February 5, 2012 Arms and Hands,Managing Common Conditions,Rehabilitation,Repetitive Strain Injury Brian Fulton

The rapid arm and wrist movement required in many jobs and sports can lead to sprains, strains or persistent tendonitis in the elbow area.  Most of the muscles that create hand or wrist movement originate in our forearm.  Muscles that close our wrist and hand (flexion) are located on the inner portion of our forearm
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
February 5, 2012 Arms and Hands,Injury Prevention,Managing Common Conditions,Rehabilitation,Repetitive Strain Injury Brian Fulton

A Light at The End of The Carpal Tunnel Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) results in the highest number of work days missed among all work related injuries.  We hear the term CTS thrown around a lot these days, but just what is it?

Tension Headaches
February 4, 2012 Head,Managing Common Conditions Brian Fulton

Dealing With Tension Headaches More than $1 million is spent in Canada each year on over-the-counter medications for headaches. Recent figures indicate that 70-90% of the population suffers from occasional tension-type headaches. There are several types of headaches mind you, but the most common by far is the ‘garden variety’ tension headache, a band-like pressing
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