Collateral ligament protection

How much exercise should I do and how often?

Little and often is generally a good approach to exercise. We should all aim to do 30 minutes of exercise that makes us a bit short of breath five times a week. It’s also recommended that we spend 30 minutes a day on our feet – … READ MORE

General fitness exercises

Fitness exercises are very important to keep your heart healthy. It can be as simple as walking a bit further or faster than normal. Swimming is an excellent all-round exercise for people with arthritis. The water supports your … READ MORE

What sort of exercise is important?

You don’t need to join a gym or buy special equipment to exercise. The simplest exercises are often the best. You should try to do three main types of exercise: Stretching exercises help ease aches and pains and get the best … READ MORE

Keep moving booklet

This booklet is for people with arthritis who want to know more about how they can exercise safely. We’ll explain why exercise is helpful and important, and what types of exercise you can do. The handy poster shows you some examples … READ MORE

Stretching exercises

Stretching exercises (also known as ‘range of movement’ exercises) are designed to make sure your joints are stretched as far as they safely and comfortably can be. They’re often very simple and most of us already do some … READ MORE

Strengthening exercises

Strengthening exercises help you to strengthen your muscles so they can support your joints. To strengthen muscles we usually need to move them against some resistance. Why are strengthening exercises important? If your muscles are … READ MORE

Osteoarthritis exercises

Many people with osteoarthritis are afraid to exercise because they believe – mistakenly – that it will cause further damage to their joints. However, joints are designed to move and inactivity is harmful to the tissues in and … READ MORE

Elbow pain exercises

Elbow pain is a very common problem but it’s not usually a sign of arthritis or any other underlying medical condition. Visit Arthritis Research … READ MORE

Shoulder pain exercises

Stretching and strengthening exercises. Taking painkillers before you exercise can help you stay active without causing extra pain. Visit Arthritis Research … READ MORE

Neck pain exercises

Start exercising gently and increase gradually. You should not try to push hard to get rid of pain. A little discomfort is common when starting a new activity or exercise, especially if you have not been active for some time, as your … READ MORE

Back pain exercises

Start exercising gently and increas gradually. You should not try to push hard to get rid of pain. A little discomfort is common when starting a new activity or exercise, especially if you have not been active for some time, as your … READ MORE

Osgood-Schlatter disease (knee pain)

A common form of growing pains or overuse in early adolescence involves the shinbone and the knee. The shinbone (tibia) has a raised area just below the kneecap called the tibial tubercle. The tubercle has two important functions: 1. … READ MORE

Custom Adjustable OA Defiance Knee Brace

Bradley Nash on the court during a volleyball game. Submitted photo by Bahram Mark Sobhani for the WAC – All Rights Reserved Jul 13 DonJoy’s® premier Custom OA product. It is designed for the active OA patient, is … READ MORE

Custom knee braces protect your ligaments

Protect and stabilize your knee with a custom knee brace, measured and fit by our professionals. We have first hand experience with a variety of treatments for knee ligament injuries, osteoarthritis and chondromalacia including … READ MORE

Knee conditioning program

This knee conditioning program should be continued for 4 to 6 weeks, unless otherwise specified by your doctor or physical therapist. After your recovery, these exercises can be continued as a maintenance program for lifelong … READ MORE

Hip conditioning and exercise

This is a general conditioning program that provides a wide range of exercises. To ensure that the program is safe and effective for you, it should be performed under your doctor’s supervision. Talk to your doctor or physical … READ MORE

Foot and ankle conditioning program

This foot and ankle conditioning program should be continued for 4 to 6 weeks, unless otherwise specified by your doctor or physical therapist. After your recovery, these exercises can be continued as a maintenance program for … READ MORE

Pediatric Sports Injury Clinic

HealthPointe physicians and healthcare staff work together as a specialized team to provide comprehensive assessment and accurate diagnosis of your pain condition. Request a referral for an MSK Physiatry Assessment. Your family … READ MORE

Sports Medicine at Winsport

The WinSport Medicine Clinic is located within the Markin MacPhail Centre at Canada Olympic Park. A staff of clinical professionals offer an integrated approach to injury. The team includes Canadian Academy of Exercise & Sport … READ MORE
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