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Improve Your Golf Game with 3D Swing Analysis

Posted on: July 3rd, 2017 by Laurie Plouffe 1 Comment

Golf season is upon us! Many of us will do whatever it takes to get a few extra yards from our swings. This usually leads to spending more money on clubs or balls, with little improvement.  Oftentimes, drastic improvement in one’s golf game can be made by looking at how the body moves throughout our […]

Run to the Hills

Posted on: June 19th, 2017 by Laurie Plouffe No Comments

Hitting the trails/obstacle course racing or miles of pavement, Edmonton has many amazing places for runners to get their stride on. Here are a few tips to make sure your running is smooth and injury free. Strength training.. yes we know…true seasoned runners like to run, and only run. But hitting the gym is an […]

Aromatherapy: The Natural Healer

Posted on: January 3rd, 2017 by Laurie Plouffe No Comments

The New Year is exciting as we set new goals and go forward achieving them with enthusiasm. We are also in the midst of seasonal change that can stress our immune systems, making us more susceptible in catching a flu. We all do our best to avoid those pesky sniffles and coughs by taking good […]

The Foam Roller: If my mom can use it, so can you

Posted on: March 7th, 2016 by Laurie Plouffe No Comments

About a year ago my mom, an active semi-retired grandma in her mid-60s was suffering from daily back pain which was preventing her from enjoying some of her hobbies and even making it difficult to complete chores and work around the yard. Living in a small rural community in northern Alberta with no direct access […]

4 Ways to keep you steady on ice this winter!

Posted on: February 20th, 2016 by Moni Taron No Comments

Alberta’s winters bring all kinds of weather. With all the melting and freezing, it can be treacherous to get outside. Rather than sit inside all winter, we can be proactive – A few simple exercises can decrease your risk of injury! Whether you’re skating, skiing, snowboarding, running, or walking on an icy sidewalk, everyone can […]

Movement check-ups to PREVENT problems

Posted on: October 28th, 2015 by Laurie Plouffe No Comments

Every aspect of your health is monitored to see signs of problems before you have symptoms; always looking for signs of heart disease or diabetes BEFORE they happen. Every aspect except your musculoskeletal self – your muscles and bones. We only pay attention to that area and seek professional help when we are having pain […]

Sex, drugs and rock n’ roll – Oh! And tension headaches.
5 ways to relieve/alleviate tension headaches

Posted on: September 30th, 2015 by Laurie Plouffe No Comments

Fun fact; all of the above can help relieve tension headaches (well maybe not rock n’ roll, but that all depends on your taste in music). We’ve all heard the rumor that sex can relieve a headache – obviously there is little credible research available to reference but no one is judging if it’s your […]

5 Reasons Core Training Should Involve Your Butt

Posted on: September 18th, 2015 by Laurie Plouffe No Comments

When people think of their core they primarily think of their abs (Thank you Channing Tatum…), what most don’t realize is that their butt (glutes) also plays a critical role. Here are some reasons why activating your glutes is extremely important for functional strength, performance and injury prevention. 1. The glutes are part of your […]

5 Reasons Why Everyone Should Squat

Posted on: August 18th, 2015 by Kayla Clarke No Comments

“But isn’t squatting bad for me knees?! Don’t they damage the joint?!” … Nope. Surprise! In fact … squatting is a fundamental exercise that no matter what age, gender, or even fitness level – EVERYBODY should be doing. 1. Squats do NOT do damage to the structures in your knees When a squat is performed […]

6 Easy Tips For Successful Cycling

Posted on: July 23rd, 2015 by Laurie Plouffe No Comments

Edmonton’s river valley and surrounding areas are perfect for mountain biking. Of course, you wouldn’t attack the single track with a flat tire, bent rim, or a squeaky drivetrain, but what about your body? These 6 tips will help ensure your body’s muscles function just as well as your bike does, and will go a […]

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