Author: Marc Zienkiewicz

New Organizers Breathe New Life into Fire and Water Music Fest

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Patrick Alexandre performs at the 2017 Fire and Water Music Festival. He will serve as artistic director this year.

The Fire and Water Music Festival — which will celebrate its 13th annual event this weekend — has a new slate of organizers eager to continue the legacy the festival has built over the past dozen years. Continue reading “New Organizers Breathe New Life into Fire and Water Music Fest”

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Don’t Let Injury Spoil Your Leisure Time

The staff of Lac du Bonnet Physiotherapy — Tyson Kustiak (physiotherapist), Quinn Grose (massage therapist) and Joe Caldwell (physiotherapist).

Some simple tips can help you have fun and stay pain-free at home or the cottage in 2019.

The staff at Lac du Bonnet Physiotherapy hope everyone has a fun, adventurous and safe summer. Some tips to reduce your chances of injury are:

  1. A proper warm-up: Prior to performing any activity that increases your resting levels (heart rate, muscle activity etc.) a warm-up should be conducted with a variety of activity specific movements and stretches.
  2. Choosing the right footwear: There are a variety of different types of footwear that should be considered with different outdoor activities (hiking, walking, running, etc.)
  3. Taking breaks: Many injuries occur from doing too much, too fast. Listen to your body.
  4. Avoid Strenuous Postures: For example, use a ladder to avoid prolonged overhead movements, sit on a small stool to garden, rather than bending for long periods of time.
  5. Engage in a general strengthening program: Staying strong has been proven to reduce injury risk.

Any questions? See how physiotherapy can help you!