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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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Knee OA Exercises – Part 2- Physiotherapy Kitchener, Waterloo


Knee OA Exercises – Part 2 Pillow Squeeze This move helps strengthen the inside of your legs to help support your knees. Lie on your back, both knees bent. Place a pillow between the knees. Squeeze your knees together, squishing the pillow between them. Hold for 5 seconds. Relax. Do two sets of 10 repetitions. Switch […]

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Knee OA Exercises – Part 1- Physiotherapy Kitchener, Waterloo


Knee OA Exercises – Part 1 Hamstring Stretch Stretching keeps you flexible and improves your range of motion, or how far you can move your joints in certain directions. It also helps you lower your odds of pain and injuries. Always warm up with a 5-minute walk first. Lie down when you’re ready to stretch […]

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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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