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How to Balance the Shoulder Muscles

Shoulder pain can be caused by issues with the muscles attached to the shoulder blade, also known as the scapula. This can result in a change in the scapula’s resting position or lead to irregular motion when moved. This is typically due to altered muscle recruitment in that area which can develop into further issues such as shoulder impingement, rotator cuff dysfunction and instability. Research has shown that the muscle imbalance is typically due to excess activation of the upper trapezius along with decreased control of the lower trapezius and serratus anterior. Exercise can be easily incorporated in a rehabilitation program [...]

By |2022-10-29T19:14:19+00:00October 29, 2022|Alternative Medicine Toronto Blog|0 Comments

Overcoming Gluteal Dysfunction

What could be causing my hip pain? The gluteal muscles, commonly known as the glutes, are a group of three muscles - gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, gluteus minimums - that attach from the pelvis and sacrum to the femurs. These muscles are involved in motion at the hip joint, also known as the femoroacetabular joint. Collectively, the gluteal muscles allow for extension, abduction, external rotation and internal rotation. The hip joint connects our legs to our torso. An issue with the muscles here can create an imbalance in the surrounding areas potentially leading to pain spreading to the ankles, knees, hips [...]

By |2022-10-15T14:42:20+00:00October 15, 2022|Alternative Medicine Toronto Blog|0 Comments

Picking the Right Running Shoe

Picking the Right Running Shoe The world of running shoes can seem overwhelming, there are so many brands with many different styles and prices of shoes- how are you ever expected to know which show is right for you? Picking the right running shoe might be daunting, but it doesn't have to be. The secret: most running shoes are VERY similar. There are really only a few options that you need to think about when buying your next shoe.  Rule #1: Price is not everything. For the most part, the price reflects how new the shoe is, not how good the [...]

By |2022-10-04T16:07:33+00:00October 4, 2022|Alternative Medicine Toronto Blog|0 Comments

Static Stretch vs Dynamic Stretch

The proper way to stretch for warm up and cool down When we do any kind of physical activity, it is important to take the time to warm up before and cool down after. Many grew up learning that they should stretch to achieve this, more specifically static stretch. This is where you move a joint as far as it can go and hold it for a few seconds. It feels great, but it is actually not the best thing to do before engaging in physical activity. You actually want to perform dynamic stretches. Dynamic Stretching A dynamic stretch is when [...]

Learn-to-Run: Rating Of Perceived Exertion

Rating of Perceived Exertion I didn't know what rating of perceived exertion was when I began running, and I wish I had. Whenever I attempted to try running previously, my biggest struggle about it was that that as soon as I start running, I got out of breath very quickly and was unable to continue for very long. And I immediately felt like it was too hard and got very discouraged. As someone who learned to run later in my life, and actually took the time to build up overtime, I found out that it has nothing to do with being [...]

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