Healthy Strides: Tips for Proper Running Form

GAIT and running analysis

Running is a fantastic way to stay active and maintain a healthy lifestyle. However, improper form can lead to various issues, such as muscle imbalances, joint pain, and even injury. Adopting correct running form not only enhances your performance but also minimizes the risk of injury. Tips for Correct Running Form Posture Matters Keep your … Read more

Adding Life To Your Years: Rethinking Vitality

Physiotherapy exercises

“The Centenarian Decathlon”- Dr Kate Hood As we journey through life, the importance of maintaining our physical vitality increases. In his recent book Outlive, Dr. Peter Attia a prominent figure in the field of longevity and wellness introduces the “Centenarian Decathlon” (2023). The concept is that in order to age gracefully as well as live … Read more

Rotator Cuff and Shoulder Pain

Side lying external rotation exercise

Rotator cuff (RC) tendinopathy is a common shoulder injury characterized by pain and weakness, often resulting from repetitive movements. Read on to learn about rotator cuff injuries, treatment options, exercises, and how Leaside Sports Medicine can help. What is Rotator Cuff (RC) Tendinopathy? Risk Factors Presentation: One of the most successful ways to treat this … Read more

Exercise Is the Best Practice For Managing Knee Osteoarthritis (OA)

Physiotherapist addressing knee pain in a client

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a progressive joint disease that affects over 4 million Canadians. It causes joint pain, stiffness, and functional disability, especially in the knees, hips, and hands. Read on to learn about OA, treatment options, exercises, and how Leaside Sports Medicine can help. What is OA? Treatment Options Exercise therapy as first-line treatment Why … Read more

Modernizing Our Approach to Lower Back Pain

Recovery Strategies

Almost everyone has experienced low back pain in their lifetime. 84% of adults actually. It’s the number one cause of disability and probably the one you hear yourself or someone you know complains about. So what should we do about it? It’s easy to jump into solutions before we figure out the problem first, so … Read more

Massage Therapy During Pregnancy

Prenatal massage

One of the most common questions around the topic of receiving massage therapy while pregnant is whether it is safe. Not only is massage therapy safe during pregnancy, but it also has many benefits. Benefits of Massage Therapy During Pregnancy Pain Relief As the abdomen expands, the posture shifts to align the centre of gravity … Read more

Navigating Ergonomics for a Pain-Free Workday

People discussing charts at a workplace

It is no coincidence that as we spend more time typing at our computers and holding our phones, our hands, wrists, elbows, and shoulders show greater signs of repetitive strain—not to mention the postural strain on our necks and upper backs!  Tips on Creating a Healthy Workspace Helping patients overcome various hand, wrist, and elbow … Read more