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  1. Healthy Hips, Mobile Life…

    Healthy Hips, Mobile Life… By: Shannon Uppington DOMP, NSCA-CPT   I think Shakira was on to something when she sang “Hips Don't Lie.” The hips are one of the most important joints in the body and strong but flexible hips are a good indicator of overall health and mobility. Tight and restricted hips can lead to pain throughout the entire body and can cause great discomfort during everyday activities. The hips allow us to walk, run, squat, jump and essentially move. They carry the weight of almost the entire body and form the important connection between our torso and the ground. The hip is a ball-and-socket joint, meaning it moves in many directions. Although the hip is meant to be very mobile, it is the second most mobile joint in the body next to the shoulder, it is very strong and is supported by many muscles and ligaments. Hip injuries can come in many forms, but nonetheless, they can be very debilitating and poor hip health can have a negative impact on one’s quality of life. Issues with the hip can also cause knee injuries, foot problems, back pain and other pelvic issues. Today, we will take a look at the anatomy of the hip, exercises to strengthen the hip muscles and stretches to improve hip flexibility and mobility. Glute Stretch - bring your knee towards the opposite shoulder Continue reading
  2. New Season, New Support

    Melissa Humana-Paredes and I are starting our second beach volleyball season together and we couldn’t be more excited to start competing and representing Canada internationally.  We got off to an amazing start in ‘2017!  After earning a silver medal in our first-ever event together in Rio, we went on to appear in the semi-finals of 7 out of 8 events played, winning GOLD in the Poreč Major, silver in Poland, and bronze in Switzerland. We ended 2017 as the #2-ranked women’s beach volleyball team in the world. Coming into 2018, we are ready to build on the foundation we laid in 2017 and our goals have gotten even bigger. We want to win more tournaments and undoubtedly establish ourselves as one of the top gold-medal contenders for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. During the Fort Lauderdale Major 2018 in Fort Lauderdale, USA on February 28, 2018. Continue reading
  3. Neck Pain - Why Your Neck Might Be Sore and How You Can Help Alleviate the Pain on Your Own

    Neck Pain - Why Your Neck Might Be Sore and How You Can Help Alleviate the Pain on Your Own By: Shannon Uppington DOMP, NSCA-CPT Raise your hand if you have ever experienced any of the following: Headaches or Migraines A heavy head - it feels like the weight of the world is on your shoulders, literally! A dull constant achiness in your neck Inability to look over your shoulder or check your blind spot while driving because the pain when you turn your head is too much #Pain radiating from neck down into the shoulder Stiff neck upon waking Continue reading
  4. What is Osteopathy?

    What is Osteopathy?
    Hey there, my name is Shannon Uppington. I am a Manual Osteopath, Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor and Nutrition Coach. Now, I am sure you are probably familiar with what a Personal Trainer is, what a Group Fitness Instructor does, and what a Nutrition Coach can do, but you may be wondering what the heck is a Manual Osteopath? Chances are you have heard the term “Osteopathy” and you know it has something to do with bones but you are not too sure. Well, do not worry! That’s why I am here! Continue reading
  5. SpiderTech & EverLast Instagram Giveaway

    SpiderTech is pleased to be partnered with Everlast and we want you to help us celebrate. Take a pic wearing an X Spider, post it to Instagram, tag @spidertechtape, use the hashtag #everlastspider and you’ll be entered to win! Continue reading
  6. SpiderTech Events in August 2016

      We are committed to getting out and growing with our community. So we are attending local events, partnering with local businesses and playing an active role in our communities. Here's where to find us in August.... Continue reading
  7. Travel Tips from Lauren Fendrick

    SpiderTech pre-cut kinesiology has endless amounts of purposes- even we keep finding new ones every day! Among numerous other uses, did you know that our upper knee Spider can also help relieve pain and discomfort during long flights? Continue reading
  8. SpiderTech Events for July 2016

    We are committed to getting out and growing with our community. So we are attending local events, partnering with local businesses and playing an active role in our communities. Here's where to find us in July.... Continue reading
  9. 6 Ways Regular Movement Can Improve Your Quality of Life

    Movement does a lot more than just make you live longer- it also helps you live better by improving many other aspects of life. It’s impossible to talk about overall health without discussing movement and the increasingly sedentary behaviour our society faces.  Most people do not move nearly as much as they should. Consider some of the following indirect benefits of movement: Continue reading
  10. Using Tape for Sciatica

    Olympic Athlete Dotsie Bausch gives a look into the role SpiderTech Kinesiology Tape has played in her life. Continue reading

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