Encompass Sports Therapy is proud to announce that for the fourth consecutive year, they will be the exclusive sports therapy clinic for the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon! The clinic will be providing chiropractic treatment and physiotherapy treatment in the Elite Lounge to participants of all distances. The race is on Sunday, May 28th, and registration is still open.
A recent study shows a correlation between acupuncture and benefits for those with osteoporosis. The study, published in the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Journals library, produced results showing that acupuncture can help reduce pain in patients who suffer from osteoporosis, making them less reliant on anti-inflammatory medications.
A second study, conducted by the same team at the University of York, U.K, suggests that acupuncture, used in combination with therapy, can significantly reduce the severity of depression in patients. Hugh MacPherson, a professor at the University of York, stated that “[They] have now provided a solid evidence base to show that not only can acupuncture and counseling bring patients out of an episode of depression, but it can keep the condition at bay for up to a year on average.”
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With many articles stating the benefits and pitfalls of hydrating, Robert Sallis, medical director of the Ironman World Championships, sheds light on the truth about hydration. As a professional who has encountered numerous dehydration cases, Sallis says that the cause of this is the “heap of misinformation on hydration.” Proper hydration plays an integral role in the mental and physical performance of the body, but overhydrating can at worst lead to hyponatremia.
Nanci Guest, sports dietitian and PhD at the University of Toronto, has worked with some of Canada’s top athletes. She has identified an accurate indicator of dehydration and ways in which to stay appropriately hydrated. Guest suggests that, as thirst is subjective, it is not a sufficient indicator of dehydration; instead, measuring your weight before and after exercise will give you an estimate of how much fluid you have excreted during exercise. Additionally, Guest and Sallis insist that drinks containing sodium are more effective in regulating water retention during strenuous sporting events.
Sallis’s research into the hydration process of the body during sporting events has presented him with a number a tips and tricks to ensure your body is hydrated appropriately. For more information visit: https://www.outsideonline.com/2148776/new-rules-hydration