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Category Archives: Exercise

These blog posts are related to “Exercise”.  Inside this section, we discuss self assessments and screens, provide useful information about common issues related to exercise pain and injuries, and what you can do to get you back out there doing what you love.  Whether you are just looking for information, a real solution to fix your problem, or speciality care for exercise related pain, the team at Level4 Physio-Wellness-Performance will be able to assist you.  We start with providing valuable and useful information to help you make the best decision about what the next step will be.  In some cases, just getting the right information puts you on the right path to a solution.  In most cases, however, getting on the phone with one of our specialists gives you the opportunity to discuss your specific problem, ask you questions to get the right answers, and then determine what you should do next.  From there, you start to get the answers about what is going on and move forward to an thorough evaluation with your input on what you want to achieve.  Then your plan of care can start, getting you back to doing the things you love!

Why do I have knee pain when I squat?

Why do I have knee pain when I squat?

We recently had a client contact our clinic last week and he asked us this… “Why do I have knee pain when I squat?” He told us he was attending his local gym frequently (4-5 days a week) for the past year, to help him lose weight.  He would perform exercises like running, leg extensions,…

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How Can I Stop Knee Pain Without Surgery?

Knee pain without surgery

So you want to know how you can stop knee pain without surgery? If you’re like a lot of people over age 40, knees that have served you well for years gradually start hurting and swelling – especially once you increase your activity. They may start making cracking or popping sounds, and you may even…

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7 Steps To Achieving Your New Year’s Resolution

7 Steps To Achieving Your New Year’s Resolution

We are now in December and the hustle and bustle of the holidays is alive and well. Over the last couple weeks, we’ve actually had some of our clients starting to talk about New Year’s resolutions and trying to come up with some things that they can do. With some of our VIP Year of…

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Why Your Joint Aches and Pains Feel Worse In Cold Weather

Why Your Joint Aches and Pains Feel Worse In Cold Weather

Are your joints starting to feel stiff lately? Do they ache more than usual? Have you noticed any clicks and cracks coming from your knees?  There are several reasons why your joint aches and pain feel worse in cold weather.  If you’re struggling to put your finger on it and you’re not sure why it’s…

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5 Ways To Have A Healthy and Happy Holiday Season

5 Ways To Have A Healthy and Happy Holiday Season

With holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s, no wonder it’s the most wonderful time of the year, right? I don’t know about you, but when I see a gingerbread cookie I just can’t resist having one. Okay, maybe five… I mean, what’s not to love about the festive season?  Having a great meal…

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4 Ways You Can Stay Healthy This Winter… (And Prevent From Getting A Cold or The Flu)

4 Ways You Can Stay Healthy This Winter

Winter is coming! And it won’t be long before the temperature becomes a lot cooler and a companion to the shorter days. You’re probably feeling it already.  The morning air starts to feel chilly, and before you know it, we’ll be trading our sandals, shorts and t-shirts for wearing our winter coats, gloves and beanies…

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Why Modifying Your Ab Workout With Diastasis Recti Is Not The Answer

One of the most common issues I see in my practice of treating women after pregnancy is diastasis recti (or abdominal separation).  This is a lot more common than people think.  Almost 100% of women have this condition during the 3rd trimester of pregnancy.  Many times, especially after multiple pregnancies, the separation does not close…

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Why Flexibility Can Slow Down Aging… Despite Your Age!

Flexibility Can Slow Down Aging

Did you know that having good flexibility can slow down aging… despite your age? Are you finding it difficult to sit on low couches, chairs, toilet or on the floor? Are you waking up every morning with a stiff back?  Are your shoulders beginning to round forward?? Is putting on your socks and shoes becoming…

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Why These 5 Easy Tips Help Avoid Low Back Pain And Keep You From Feeling Like The Left-Out Grandparent

Grandchild - Grandparent Enjoying The Beach

Your grandchildren are simultaneously your greatest joy and greatest sorrow. I often hear “I have low back pain… what should I do?” Or “how do I fix a lower back strain?” Or even, “What can I do to avoid low back pain in the future?”  When I ask what happened to cause this pain, many…

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Why These Are The 7 Best Core Exercises (You’re NOT Doing)…

Core exercises

Why These Are The 7 Best Core Exercises (You’re NOT Doing)… What Are The Best Core Exercises? … to Strengthen Your Back, Prevent Lower Back Pain and Keep a Healthy and Happy Spine for Life If you have lower back pain, you are not alone. About 80 percent of adults experience low back pain at…

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