Education

Six Daily Exercises to Boost Mobility and Balance

Dr. Kelly Starrett, a physical therapist at CrossFit San Francisco, is an expert in the development of mobility exercises. Starrett’s routine of six stretches can improve an athlete’s range of motion, while boosting general flexibility and balance. These six exercises, according to Starrett, “lead to enhanced function,” when performed daily and held for two minutes…

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Why Do My Muscles Always Cramp?

Muscle cramps can be painful and last from a few seconds to a few minutes. They are involuntary contractions of a single muscle or a muscle group that come on suddenly. Muscle cramps can occur during or after intense exercise but can also occur during rest. The most common muscles that are affected include the things,…

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Easy Ways to Exercise at Home When it’s Cold Outside

What are the benefits of exercise? We all know the benefits of exercising. Exercising is important for everyone. Exercises can improve strength, posture and flexibility, relieve muscle tension and stress, and energize you for the day. Exercising is also a great way to lower your risk of repetitive strain, pain and injuries. It helps lower…

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Is it always better to be flexible?

In short, no. Flexibility can be very important in preventing certain injuries. It can also ensure that certain muscles activate through their proper plane of motion, avoiding compensation and overuse of other muscles. The hamstrings, for example, come to mind. If your hamstrings aren’t flexible enough, other muscles that activate to help extend the legs…

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We are Hiring a New Physiotherapist

Encompass Sports Therapy (EST) is searching for an energetic and enthusiastic physiotherapist to join the team at its second location in Cranston, Calgary. The successful candidate will practice in a collaborative environment alongside chiropractors, physiotherapists, registered massage therapists, and an acupuncturist. All members of the EST team employ evidence-informed assessment and treatment techniques including manual…

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