Back Pain Facts

There’s 10 Important Ones That You Need To Know Written by Pat Stanziano, MPT, Hons BSc Kin Reg. Sport Physiotherapist (Dip SPC, IFSPT) Cert. McKenzie MDT Practitioner (MIC) Cert. Complete Concussion Management Practitioner Cert. Strength and Conditioning Specialist Unhelpful beliefs about back pain may: lead to behaviours like avoiding various movements, positions, and even activities beneficial…

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Random Thoughts on Protein Supplementation

A Controversial Topic? Written by Brittany Boot DC, BSc Kin Chiropractor Resident Royal College of Chiropractic Sport Sciences Protein. Why does everyone take it? How much do I take?  These are common questions that we get in the clinic, or from our athletes for those of us that belong to teams. Now I am no nutritionist, and…

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You’re in Control of Your Pain and Your Recovery

A call to challenge traditional practices among competitive athletes. Written by Pat Stanziano, MPT, Hons BSc Kin Reg. Sport Physiotherapist (Dip SPC, IFSPT) Cert. McKenzie MDT Practitioner (MIC) Cert. Complete Concussion Management Practitioner Cert. Strength and Conditioning Specialist I was recently interviewed by popular figure skating fitness professionals at FLEXAFIT for a blog series they were…

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Anterior Knee Pain in Dancers

Looking Beyond Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome     Carolina Rotondo, MPT, Hons BSc Kin Reg. Physiotherapist  Cert. McKenzie MDT Practitioner (MIC) Cert. Complete Concussion Management Practitioner Research has shown that single-sport athletes like gymnasts, figure skaters, and dancers are more susceptible to injury than their multi-sport counterparts.  When it comes to complaints of knee pain in…

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The Rise of RESILIENCY

        Written by Onika Green MHK, Applied Sport Psychology Mental Performance Consultant       Are you mentally tough?  Mental toughness is a concept that gets brought up a lot in the world of sport and sport psychology. But, it is time to put an end to it.  The word toughness is synonymous…

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My Journey to Team Canada

      Written by Brittany Boot DC, BSc Kin Chiropractor Resident Royal College of Chiropractic Sport Sciences         Growing up playing hockey as a female, it was never “I want to make the NHL”.  My goal was always “I want to play for team Canada”.  However, when injuries took me away from the…

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6 Tips to Help Your Resolution Game

  Written by Pat Stanziano, MPT, Hons BSc Kin Reg. Sport Physiotherapist (Dip SPC, IFSPT) Cert. McKenzie MDT Practitioner (MIC) Cert. Complete Concussion Management Practitioner Cert. Strength and Conditioning Specialist       In a recent, clearly scientific poll (sarcasm) done on our Instagram account (@LABsRehab), 32 out of 56 respondents (about 57%) said they make…

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MOVE over RICE

New Trend Putting Rest to Bed for Ankle and Other Sport Injuries.   Written by Pat Stanziano, MPT, Hons BSc Kin Reg. Sport Physiotherapist (Dip SPC, IFSPT) Cert. McKenzie MDT Practitioner (MIC) Cert. Complete Concussion Management Practitioner Cert. Strength and Conditioning Specialist   Lateral ankle sprains (LAS) are a regular occurring musculoskeletal injury commonly found in…

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How I Ended Up in Figure Skating; and Loving Every Minute

    by Pat Stanziano, MPT, Hons BSc Kin Reg. Sport Physiotherapist (Dip SPC, IFSPT) Cert. McKenzie MDT Practitioner (MIC) Cert. Complete Concussion Management Practitioner Cert. Strength and Conditioning Specialist      I’m going to preface this blog by saying that I’m “a football guy”.  I played university ball. I coached at the rep varsity…

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But what about the Children?! – The FIFA 11+ for Kids

Written by: Nadia Colavecchio   As we know from our last blog  – The Fifa 11+- What’s all the Buzz About? – the FIFA 11+ is an injury prevention programme that has been shown to increase performance in essential soccer skills such as agility, balance and strength. That being said, this original programme was tailored to players…

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