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  1. SpiderTech partners with the PGA of Canada

    SpiderTech is pleased to announce it's new association as a national partner of The PGA of Canada.               As part of the partnership agreement, PGA of Canada members will be able to experience SpiderTech products at national championships and learn about them at Tee Talks Live this November in Halifax. Through this partnership, PGA...
  2. Kinesiology Taping for Pregnancy

    Remember the last time you saw your favorite athlete or Olympian wear neon pink, flashy looking tape while playing sport? Good news, this flashy adhesive isn’t just for athletes anymore. Pregnant women everywhere are using this therapeutic tape to relieve a whole host of pregnancy related symptoms from lower back and pelvic pain to rib discomfort and swollen ankles. How...
  3. How to treat Plantar Fasciitis?

    Don’t be afraid, but I’m going to talk about something that is every runner’s worst nightmare.  Its two evil words, one small piece of tissue that does so much but can also cause so much grief and agony.  Yes, plantar fasciitis.  There, I said it. So what exactly is plantar fasciitis?  First, let’s look at the function of the plantar...
  4. 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 Glute Stretch - bring your knee towards the opposite shoulder Continue reading →
  5. 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 →
  6. 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 →
  7. 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! SpiderTech - Therapeutic Kinesiology Tape Continue reading →
  8. SpiderTech Cycle 4 St. Joe's 2017

    We at SpiderTech try to support our local community and causes we believe in as often as we can. SpiderTech is taking part in the St.Joe's Ride this September 24th to help raise funds for the St. Joseph's Health Centre Foundation in Toronto. Continue reading →
  9. Active Kids & Active Parents

    As September rushes by it can be easy to fall into a routine that doesn't leave a lot of time for activity and fitness. But there are opportunities to make sure that both parents and children face autumn in the healthiest way possible. Continue reading →

    SpiderTech is pleased to present a series of blogs written by athletes, performers, medical professionals and other SpiderTech Fans with fascinating stories. Grand Tour of Muskoka. 300 miles. 16,000 feet of climbing. THE Ontario endurance ride to do this fall. Continue reading →

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