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Mindfulness: BE - ing in Nature

How present are you when you spend time in nature? Too many of us, within seconds of arriving at a lookout, snap a few photos, hop back in the car, and speed off to the next lookout. With a few simple strategies, we can tweak our behaviour in ways that can add great value to our time spent outdoors. 

learning to surf: Life lessons from the ocean

We can experience the ocean's benefits just by our proximity to it, but even more so when we immerse ourselves in it physically, feeling its power first hand. It's only then that we truly come to grips with how small we really are and how much influence nature has over us. Read more about the transformative powers of surfing. 

Pool Runnings

Imagine this: It's six weeks until your first half-marathon and you've just been handed the runner's death sentence. Your physiotherapist has advised you to stop running. Your goal of making it even to the start line becomes very fuzzy almost immediately. Learn how this alternate activity can maintain your fitness and morale while rehabilitating. 

Sport-related concussions

We’re slowly coming to recognize that concussions are more than just a knock to the head. We owe it to ourselves, the weekend warriors and parents of young athletes, to stay up to date with the latest knowledge on this evolving concern.

Kenya: pre-departure thoughts

It’s easy to rely on fancy equipment, acupuncture needles of all sizes and thicknesses, or complex exercises to “fix” the “injuries” that come through the door. I imagine that stripping these resources away from my reach, as will be the case on this trip, will help bring the essence of physiotherapy back to the forefront of my practice.  

The Dirt on Trail Running

Whether you’re a new or seasoned runner, trail running offers the change of pace and scenery that you need to breathe some life into your running routine. But before hitting the trail, there are a few considerations and tips to keep in mind.

Proactive Pregnancy

Pregnancy can be a beautiful and joyous time. But occasionally finding its way into the pregnancy journey is the unwelcome experience of pain. Adopting a proactive approach is crucial in minimizing physical pain during and after pregnancy.

Mountain-biking: All Thrills - No Spills

As a mountain-biker, you're bound to have your sanity questioned by outsiders. As someone interested in the sport, you may be hesitating to take your first ride. Silence the worriers with these injury prevention tips. 

Holistic injury healing

We've all seen an athlete get injured in action. Your favourite soccer star collapses to the ground, squirming and grimacing in pain while clutching their injured body part. But the match eventually goes on, and we seldom give a thought to the athlete's recovery. Read the full article here.

Ready, set, run!

The benefits of physical activity for children are numerous. Running can be a fun way to get children to increase their fitness and build a lifelong healthy habit. Here’s how.