Strength Training for Junior Athletes

We get questions all the time about strength training for junior athletes. Is strength training safe? Will it harm my child? Will they get too big? Will it stunt their growth? The answers to those questions are yes and no. Yes, strength training is safe for youth to participate in, but only when the session…

What Influences Balance?

The ability to maintain balance during standing on both or single legs requires input from the visual, vestibular and nervous systems.  The body’s balance is determined through a constant process of position detection, feedback, and adjustment using communication between the inner ear, eyes, muscles, joints and brain. This is broken down into three main sections…

Exercise to Benefit Osteoarthritis

Although osteoarthritis (OA) is not a part of normal aging, knee OA is the most common type of lower limb OA and can lead to significant reductions in mobility, function and quality of life.  Due to pain and crepitus (cracking, grinding etc), many believe that exercise can lead to further damage of the joint surfaces.…