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Shoulder Health and Swimming
Posted on: April 10th, 2019 by Resolve Physio

Swimming is a great low impact activity which can be used to improve cardiovascular function. Making sure you get the most out of your time in the water means we need to ensure proper pain-free movement. When muscle imbalances exist in the shoulder, freestyle, front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, or butterfly can be difficult to […]

Sleep, Recovery, and Physical Activity
Posted on: April 3rd, 2019 by Resolve Physio

There is a strong relationship between sleep and proper recovery from physical activity. The recommended amount of sleep varies with age across the life span. Infants sleep on average 70% of the day whereas adolescents require much less sleep, more reflective of the adult sleep structure. The National Sleep Foundation recommends the following amount of […]

Common Cycling Injuries
Posted on: March 29th, 2019 by Resolve Physio

With over 5,000 pedal revolutions per hour, it is no wonder that some of the most common complaints reported by cyclists result from repetitive overuse. Reassessing your saddle height and handlebar positioning can be a great place to start managing your discomfort. Supplement your cycling with hip and core strengthening to help prevent your discomfort […]

Training for Warmer Weather: Running with Plantar Fasciitis
Posted on: February 21st, 2019 by Resolve Physio

Whether you’re training for a race, triathlon or wanting to be active with the kids, now is the perfect time to start preparing for your spring and summer activities. Don’t let plantar fasciitis stop you from achieving your goals!  The plantar fascia is a dense, multi-layered fibrous connective tissue that originates from the calcaneus (heel […]

Let’s Talk Sciatic Nerve Pain
Posted on: February 11th, 2019 by Resolve Physio

Do you suffer from lower limb numbness, tingling, burning, or sharp shooting pain past the knee?  Sciatic nerve pain can happen for a number of reasons but some of the most common culprits include deconditioned core musculature and tight glutes.  According to the physiotherapists here at Resolve Physio and Wellness, activity is often the best […]

COLD OUTSIDE? LET’S WARM UP!
Posted on: January 23rd, 2019 by Resolve Physio

Edmonton is a winter city. We have many different options for activity during the cold winter months, including walking/running the river valley system, fat biking, skating, and skiing and snowboarding. Warming up for outdoor activity is an important part of the routine. A dynamic warmup can help to increase heart rate, blood flow, warm up […]

Workspace Ergonomics
Posted on: April 23rd, 2018 by Resolve Physio

Does your job require you to sit at a desk all day? Does sitting at your desk give you neck, shoulder, back or wrist pain? At Resolve Physio and Wellness in Southwest Edmonton, we’re happy to give you a few tips on how to use ergonomics to adjust your workspace to properly suit you and […]

Is Acupuncture Right for You?
Posted on: March 13th, 2018 by Resolve Physio

Although acupuncture has been around for thousands of years, for many people it is a new and unfamiliar form of medicine. Acupuncture is probably best known for addressing pain-related concerns, and increasingly in the past few years, for the treatment of infertility. In addition, acupuncture is beneficial in the treatment of many other concerns, including […]

How Acupuncture Treats Chronic Pain
Posted on: January 17th, 2017 by Resolve Physio

When people think of acupuncture they often think of a friend who used it for a knee injury or an aching back. Although acupuncture has many applications, pain control is one of its most popular uses. The exact mechanism of how it reduces pain is unknown. However, emerging studies are showing us more precisely what […]

Snow Shovelling
Posted on: January 9th, 2017 by Resolve Physio

Snow shovelling. A Canadian right of passage? Canada’s unofficial winter sport? Love it or hate it, nearly all of us (usually begrudgingly) have picked up a shovel at one point to move the white stuff off our sidewalks and driveways. As a form of physical activity, snow shovelling places considerable demand on the body’s cardiovascular […]

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