Bodyweight Training

It’s More Powerful Than You Think Written by Anthony Pinto Da Costa, BA Kin, MScPT Ah, the wonderful world of bodyweight training. Such an effective method of training that is often overlooked largely due to its simplicity. However, what many of us don’t realize is that sometimes the simplest methods of training can give us…

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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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Protein Supplementation

Random Thoughts on a Controversial Topic? 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 I don’t claim to be an expert in nutrition. To…

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You’re in Control of Your Pain and Your Recovery

A call to challenge traditional practices among competitive athletes I was recently interviewed by popular figure skating fitness professionals at FLEXAFIT for a blog series they were doing on pain and injury pertaining to figure skating.  Here they are: Know Your Limits and Empowering Your Recovery.   A couple of points to bring up: (1.) some of…

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Anterior Knee Pain in Dancers

Looking Beyond Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome 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 dancers, our goal is to make an accurate clinical diagnosis that lends to favourable outcomes.  Here are some critical questions…

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MENTAL TOUGHNESS vs 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 to words like rigid, stiff, and inflexible….

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My Journey to Team Canada

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 game, that dream slowly faded away.  Knowing that I always wanted to stay involved in the game, an undergraduate education…

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New Years Resolutions

6 Tips to Help Your Resolution Game In a recent, clearly scientific poll (sarcasm) done on our Instagram account (@LABsRehab), 32 out of 56 respondents (about 57%) said they make New Years resolutions.  That seems a bit high. Depending on the source you check, slightly less than 50% of people make them. Interesting enough though,…

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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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Figure Skating: How did I Get Here

and Loving Every Minute of It 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…

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