Category Archives: Exercise

15 Aug

Just can’t think about doing exercise…

Just can’t think about doing exercise…? Too busy balancing work and home life? Maybe you can’t focus on it right now. Maybe some foggy thinking has you believing that you’ll get around to it. Ironically enough, the times we find it hardest to think about exercise might be the times we need it most. The

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23 Jul

Managing independence… by yourself!

If you’ve been by our clinic at all in the past year or so, you must have heard us talk with a lot of enthusiasm about offering a program aimed to help people self-manage their lumbar spinal stenosis. Called the Stenosis “Boot Camp”, it was developed right here at the Mt. Sinai Hospital. It is

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16 Mar

Is it ok to squat deep?

Physio Network recently made an amazing post on squatting and what’s a safe depth for the knees.  Here are the key takeaways:  – Optimal squat depth for injury prevention/management is HIGHLY dependent on your individual mobility and injury history. A depth that is appropriate for one person may not be for another, so DON’T APPLY

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16 Feb

On the road

Family Day long weekend is upon us. Traveling is great but sitting hours in a car is not! After sitting for a long time, the joints and muscles of your body stiffen up leaving you more susceptible to injury. For example for the low back, after being idle for hours the ligaments of the low

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14 Nov

Taking off?

Family Day long weekend is upon us. Traveling is great but sitting hours on a flight is not! After sitting for a long time, the joints and muscles of your body stiffen up leaving you more susceptible to injury. For example for the low back, after being idle for hours the ligaments of the low

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17 Aug

Should you avoid exercise when you have back pain?

Research has shown that keeping active aids recovery. Pain can easily make us think that we’re doing further damage, but in reality moving helps us get better sooner. Our spines are very strong and we’re made to move!  Of course this is a very general statement. But after a proper assessment and diagnosis of your condition

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23 Jun

60 Second Desk Breaks

We reached out all the way to Hong Kong (Dr. Ian Shaw) to bring you this blog. Dr. Shaw just made a post on simple exercises that can be done at your desk! This is a great sequence and you should definitely check it out. Here’s his post: Video: https://www.facebook.com/ian.shaw2/videos/10103870022191790/ Everyone is familiar with how horrible it is for

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15 Mar

Question of the week – How important are ergonomics?

We’ve heard this question a lot lately (especially from my office desk workers). The short answer is, yes! The problem with having poor ergonomics at work is that it causes increased tension on muscles and compression of joints. It’s not a problem to have bad posture for a few seconds, but if you have it

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04 Nov

You might want to get up more…

Case of the week from Dr. Cheung: Over the past few weeks I’ve been treating a 60-year-old lady that’s had knee pain for the past 30+ years. Due to a complicated eye condition, she’s now blind and spends most (if not all) of her time sitting and resting at home. After doing a thorough examination on her,

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