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Support vs. pressure: A parent’s balancing act

By Nicole Dubuc-Charbonneau
On Thursday, May 7th, 2015
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Many competitive athletes grow up with their parents on the sidelines rooting them on. Athletes as young as two or three years are looking up from the field of play, waiting for the thumbs up, high five or pat on More...

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Athlete burnout: The downside to competitive sport

By Nicole Dubuc-Charbonneau On Monday, March 16th, 2015
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Being a competitive athlete is not always easy. Behind the scenes, athletes are trying to juggle training, work or school, as well as family and social relationships, all while striving to perform at their best. More...

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Dealing with pre-game jitters

By Nicole Dubuc-Charbonneau On Tuesday, January 6th, 2015
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Whether you are standing at the start line of a race or about to step onto the ice before a big game, almost every competitive athlete knows what it feels like to get those pre-game jitters. As you mentally rehearse More...

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Acupuncture for athletes

By Natalie Ramon On Wednesday, November 5th, 2014
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Acupuncture is no new kid on the block. It has been practiced for some 3,000 years and now, with an abundance of studies proving its efficacy, it is ensuring its place in our evidence-based medical system. Acupuncture More...

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Dealing with sport-related foot pain

By Kyla Rouleau On Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
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One cannot overemphasize the importance of selecting the appropriate footwear for sports. Footwear for running, golf, football, soccer and various court sports is designed to meet the mechanical requirements of More...

Breathing: Are you doing it right?

By Nicholas Staneckyj On Monday, June 30th, 2014
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If there was ever an action that the average person takes for granted, it’s breathing. Considering we perform this essential action about 20,000 times a day, you would think we are all experts at it. The truth More...

Family Kickboxing aims to reduce obesity rates

By Community Submission On Monday, April 28th, 2014
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The owners of Family Kickboxing and the Transformation Center, Alain and Ray Blais, are determined to do something about Sudbury’s rising obesity rate. The duo have teamed up with the local Heart and Stroke Foundation More...

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Simple steps to functional feet

By Hugh Kruzel On Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
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As humans, we are unique from all other animals in how we have freed our hands by standing erect. Though movement on two limbs — rather than four — has delivered specific advantages, this transformation has More...

Our bodies were made to move

By Sarah Goulding On Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
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Surprisingly, many of us take our bodies for granted. We spend most of the day sitting down or doing a repetitive task and leave it up to our musculoskeletal system to deal with it. Without this support system, More...

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Parents play crucial role in concussion identification

By Robert Kirwan On Wednesday, January 8th, 2014
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It is so encouraging to see that experts from the field of medicine and science are beginning to recognize the important role parents play in the identification of concussions. Until now, most of the focus has been More...