• Totum chiropractor Stacy Irvine and her kids appeared on CityLine to  get a quick paddleboard lesson with expert John Helfrich, before setting out on the water for some fun. Click here to watch the full segment.

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  • 5 Simple Nutrition Tips, Part 2

    By Tara Postnikoff | Tips

    Pack Snacks! If you are trying to stay healthy then plan ahead for daily snacks. Mixing veggies and protein or veggies and a healthy fat will provide an energy boost between meals, without a spike in blood sugar. Avoid breads and baked goods and try 1-2 cups of veggies and a 1/3 cup hummus or…

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  • 5 Simple Nutrition Tips, Part 1

    By Tara Postnikoff | Tips

    Help control inflammation through your diet. Face it: training is hard on the body with all that pounding our muscles, joints and ligaments face a lot of stress. Too much stress leads to inflammation in the body, which over time can lead to injury. Add anti-inflammatory foods to your diet daily, such as ginger, turmeric,…

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  • Overview: Shoulder injuries are repeatedly seen to impact the careers of tennis players at all levels of play. The shoulder complex comprises 4 different joints, each contributing to the great amount of mobility and stability seen during complex shoulder movements. When this delicate equilibrium between mobility and stability is compromised, the shoulder is vulnerable to…

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  • Nutrition for Long-Distance Runners

    By Dr. Aisling Lanigan | Fitness

    The Sporting Life 10K and Goodlife marathon mark the opening for race season in Toronto. Proper nutrition leading up to and on race day will make all the difference in how the runner feels and in their results. As a 10km-marathoner and triathlete myself, this is an area of special interest to me and I…

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  • Sports Drink Nutrition

    By Totum Life Science | For your Info

    Athletic Replenishment: Healthy Alternatives to Commercial Sports Drinks Are your children the super-active or athletic type? Chances are they’ve been having a little too much artificial sugar and colourings around sport — not your fault! Advertising pushes electrolytes drinks, such as Powerade and Gatorade, on adults and small children to “enhance sports activity,” but little…

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  • Ankle Sprains

    By Jaclyn Kissel | Resources

    Download and print the injury report form here.   Overview Lateral ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries occurring in sports. Soccer players are at an increased risk due to the nature of the sport incorporating running, kicking, quick changes of direction, and playing surface. Grading a Sprain There are 3 Grades of…

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  • Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome

    By Dr. Jaclyn Kissel BSc, DC, FRCCSS | Resources

    Download and print the injury report form here.   Overview Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS), commonly known as shin splints in the general public, is an exercise-induced nagging dull ache along the lower inner shin (approximately 2 centimetres in length). It is one of the most common complaints of the lower leg in the athletic…

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  • Knee Injuries

    By Courtney Hypes | Resources

    Download and print the injury report form here.   Overview One of the most common and serious knee injuries in sport is an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) sprain or tear. A typical ACL injury will take a player away from sports for 6 to 12 months and can result in long-term consequences for their health…

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  • Head Injuries

    By Totum Life Science | Resources

    Download and print the injury report form here.   What should you do if you think a player has had a concussion? Seek medical advice if a person has symptoms and/or signs of a concussion after a blow to the head or body. Without proper management, a concussion can result in permanent problems and seriously…

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