This really depends on your specific condition, and everyone is different. Bracing can help with minimizing pain, improving function, or earlier return to sports. There are 3 goals of bracing or taping: [Read more…]
It’s safe to say most of us are more active in the summer months. Whether it be jogging, soccer, baseball, golf, hitting the mountain bike trails or just hanging out with our four-legged friends. With cooler temperatures around the corner, fall and indoor sport activities start up again for people of all ages. It’s important to plan and incorporate healthy nutrition to optimize your work out benefits and promote muscle recovery.
Here are some basic tips to keep in mind: [Read more…]
As the days start getting shorter and the weather starts to get colder it could only mean one thing…….hockey season starts! For us Canadians hockey is almost a religion. Whether it’s in the driveway with your kids or in a beer league with your buddies. It’s safe to say many of us Canadian dad’s play some form of hockey in the winter. As dad’s start to gather their equipment from last year, they may have not been as active as they would have liked to over the spring and summer months. This may cause muscular imbalances that will affect the efficiency of a player’s stride, which is crucial when wanting maximum agility, speed and acceleration during play. [Read more…]
I’d like to introduce a new member to Dumbbell Daddies and that’s Dr. Giuseppe Caruana or “Dr. Joe” according to his patients. Dr. Joe is actually a personal friend of mine and we’ve known each other for years. The one thing that sets this guy apart is his passion for teaching and educating his patients. You will not find a condescending bone in his body. His style is to educate his patients by dropping out the heavy medical and science terms and explaining things in plain english so his patients don’t just leave his office feeling better, but better informed about their bodies and its condition. [Read more…]