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Is Stem Cell Therapy Legal in Canada?

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Canadians are interested in stem cell treatments. But what is Health Canada’s position on regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine therapies have gained much attention in the recent years. Many professional athletes have received stem cell treatments to avoid surgery. In previous years, those willing would travel to Europe or the US

4 Reasons Why Rideau Canal is the Best Place to Run

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Since moving to Ottawa, I have fallen in love with running on the Rideau Canal.

Canada is a big and beautiful country. We are also blessed with beautiful cities that have wonderful places to go running. Vancouver has the Stanley Park Sea Wall path (amongst many others), Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon,

The Past, Present, and Future of Knee Osteoarthritis

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In 1930 John Maynard Keynes wrote the essay, “Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren.” He wrote this piece in response to the early days of the great depression. In his optimistic view, we would become much more efficient in the fields of food production, manufacturing, and mining. These changes would allow

A Treatment Plan Just for You, What Does that Mean?

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In the field of rehabilitation (for things like back pain, knee pain, shoulder pain and neck pain) recommendations that come from guidelines, reviews, or consensus statements, research does not give an insight into individuals, but a larger population as a whole. When a study is conducted, results are often given

Which is the best treatment for pain relief?

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An overview of Exercise and Other Treatment Approaches for Musculoskeletal Pain.

When dealing with a problem like low back, shoulder, knee, or neck pain, there are many options for treatment. While there is a lot of research on treatments for these types of pain, there are a lot of different

Which provides relief for lower back pain, yoga or physiotherapy?

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Earlier this year, The American College of Physicians and Surgeons published a new guideline advising its members, and the public on non-invasive treatments for lower back pain in the Annals of Internal Medicine (Qaseem et al., 2017). One of their recommendations was that excise be included as part of a

How To Get The Most From Your Core Workout In The Shortest Time

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Discover Our 6-Minute Core Workout

If you have ever had a conversation about exercise, you have likely talked about the core. There is often debate about what makes the core, or what it does. Leaving some debates about function and semantics aside, the core is important for moving well and

How are your hamstring?

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Muscles of the Posterior Thigh, Their Implication on Injuries, and How to Care for Them.

I could not count the number of times a patient has said to me, “I have a bad back because my hamstrings are tight”. While back pain can often be present with some pain at

I have Low Back Pain. Should I Avoid the Deadlift?

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Prevention of lower back pain should be a goal for everyone, especially people who are very active. As the popularity of weight-lifting increases, gym-based exercise programs like Crossfit, powerlifting, and Olympic lifting (which all seem to be quite popular in the Ottawa region) are encouraging more and more people to

5 things to know about runner’s knee

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In the last few weeks, I have started running more regularly along the Rideau Canal. After living in Ottawa, Vancouver, Toronto, Regina, Saskatoon, and the interior of British Columbia, I can say I have experienced many different flavours of Canada’s urban running trails. I would say that the only location that