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NSAIDs May Prevent Benefits of Lifting Weights- physiotherapy Kitchener-Waterloo


NSAIDs May Prevent Benefits of Lifting Weights Exercising against resistance strengthens muscles and bones, but taking non-steroidal pain medicines such as ibuprofen after lifting weights may prevent bones from becoming stronger (Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, April 2017;49(4):633–640). Aging weakens bones to increase risk for osteoporosis and bone fractures. The most effective way […]

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Treat Osteoarthritis with Exercise- Part 2-Physiotherapy Kitchener- Waterloo


Treat Osteoarthritis with Exercise- Part 2 Osteoarthritis Risk Factors Researchers reviewed 46 studies on risk factors for osteoarthritis of the knee and found that being overweight was associated with 28.8 percent of cases, and having a previous knee injury was associated with 5.1 percent of the cases. Vigorous exercise was not associated with knee osteoarthritis […]

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Treat Osteoarthritis with Exercise- Part 1- Physiotherapy Kitchener- Waterloo


Treat Osteoarthritis with Exercise- Part 1 Osteoarthritis means that you have pain in a joint and your doctor does not know the cause. Your blood tests for the known causes of joint pain are all normal, so you do not have an immune disease such as rheumatoid arthritis or gout. Your X-rays may show broken […]

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Prevent Osteoporosis by Exercising as You Age- Kitchener-Waterloo,Physiotherapy


Prevent Osteoporosis by Exercising as You Age When it comes to preventing osteoporosis, it matters little what you did when you were young, it’s what you do now that counts. A study from Malmo University in Sweden showed that men who were highly competitive soccer players in their youth and then gave up active sports […]

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Caffeine Improves Endurance- Active Wellness Physiotherapy, Kitchener-Waterloo


Caffeine Improves Endurance All athletes eventually learn that caffeine helps them to exercise faster and with more force over longer periods of time (J Strength Cond Res, 2009 Jan;23(1):315-24). In January 2004, caffeine was removed from the World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List primarily because it was impossible to ban because it is in coffee, tea, […]

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14 Tips for Relieving Your Back Pain- Part 2- Active Wellness Physiotherapy Kitchener- Waterloo


14 Tips for Relieving Your Back Pain- Part 2 1)    Ice and Heat to Ease Back Pain Regular applications of ice to the painful areas on your back may help reduce pain and inflammation from an injury. Try this several times a day for up to 20 minutes each time. Wrap the ice pack in […]

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