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It’s too Cold to Ice your injuries in Winnipeg

A new recommendation for faster soft tissue recovery, MCE; Movement, compression, and elevation I’m sure by this point almost everyone is familiar with the RICE acronym; rest, ice, compression, and elevation. This has been used to manage the inflammatory response during acute injuries for I…

Robin CrossFit Journal 1.4

Let’s talk FrostFit 2013. Public registration opened for FrostFit 2013 on December 7th,2012. I had read online that registration was to open at 3PM that day. I logged on at exactly 3pm FrostFit only to find out that I could not register. I refreshed the…

Robin’s CrossFit Journal 1.3

Just a quick update. I’m writing this post from my balcony that over looks the ocean in Jamaica! This past week there was online registration for FrostFit. Unfortunately when I attempted to register a few minutes before 3pm all the spots had already been taken….

Tips for a Monster DEADLIFT!

Patrick is a competitive power lifter and the newest therapist to join our team. He’ll be starting at Massage Athletica – St. Vital on January 18th. His deadlift personal best is 605lbs! Here’s his tips on the perfect execution of a deadlift. The Setup 1….

Robin’s CrossFit Journal 1.2

Well winter has finally hit us. And thanks to Crossfit I’ve been able to help push a few vehicles out of the snow and do all the shoveling without injured myself (okay, my roommate did most of the shovelling). With the weather changes I’ve been…

Robin’s CrossFit Journal 1.1

Follow Massage Athletica’s newest therapist, Robin, as she builds up to the FrostFit competition in January. I’ve been doing crossfit since February of 2012, and am definitely still a newbie with a long way to go! There are many movements that I still struggle with…

Video: Sciatica Exercise

Nerve Flossing For Sciatica Sciatica describes pain resulting from irritation of the sciatic nerve, typically felt from the low back to behind the thigh and radiating down below the knee. Sciatica can result from a herniated disc directly pressing on the nerve, any cause of irritation…

High Hamstring Injury

How To Heal A Hamstring Tendinosis I’ve come to the realization that most high hamstring injuries are misdiagnosed and ultimately improperly treated. For many athletes especially runners this injury is literally a pain in the butt! I would know because as I had this exact…

Exertion Headaches

Exertion Headaches Ever been at the gym and all of a sudden feel a PIERCING HEADACHE? Many athletes will begin to experience this chronic problem each time they begin a workout and can’t figure out why. We always advise that you see your doctor about…