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4 Reasons Why Rideau Canal is the Best Place to Run

Since moving to Ottawa, I have fallen in love with running on the Rideau Canal. By Dr Ben Matheson, Inovo Medical                   posted on 09/13/2017 Canada is a big and beautiful country. We are also blessed with beautiful cities that have wonderful places to go running. Vancouver has[…]

Which is the best treatment for pain relief?

An overview of Exercise and Other Treatment Approaches for Musculoskeletal Pain. By Dr Ben Matheson                         Published on 07/04/2017 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[…]

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

Treatments for low back pain By Dr Ben Matheson, Inovo Medical          posted on 06/27/2017 Dr Ben Matheson Dr. Matheson leads the rehabilitation team at Inovo Medical here in Ottawa, ON. He centers his chiropractic career around finding the best outcomes by seeking innovation through the most recent research from experts in[…]

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

Discover Our 6-Minute Core Workout By Dr. Ben Matheson                             Published on 06/14/2017 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[…]

How are your hamstring?

Muscles of the Posterior Thigh, Their Implication on Injuries, and How to Care for Them. 06/08/2017 By Dr. Ben Matheson, D.C   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[…]

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

For many who are in the business of treating or preventing low back pain, the deadlift can become quite controversial. 05/19/2017 By Dr. Ben Matheson, D.C     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[…]

5 things to know about runner’s knee

Read on before you begin your summer training program 05/08/2017 By Dr. Ben Matheson, D.C     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[…]

Can running damange my joints?

A Review of Recent Scientific Journal Articles 04/24/2017 By Dr. Ben Matheson, D.C   “April showers bring May flowers”, that is what they say. The month of May also brings the unofficial beginning of the running season in Ottawa. While this city has plenty of hardcore runners who brave the winter, as the weather gets nicer,[…]

For How Long Should I Hold A Plank?

A Look at Exercise Duration in Low Back Pain By Dr. Ben Matheson, DC                               Posted on 03/21/2017 Don’t get confused. When we talk about planking we’re not talking about the crazy fad of 2009, but rather the core exercises that consist[…]

5 things to consider before you exercise with an injury

I am often asked, “Should I exercise or should I take a break while I recover from this injury?” By Dr. Ben Matheson, D.C b_math   The best way to begin an answer to this questions is to say it depends. For most people, I can understand how this may be unsatisfying. So I wanted[…]