Health & Fitness Articles

Kick Physiotherapy & Sports Medicine Inc. is proud to serve the communities of Maple, Vaughan, Woodbridge, Richmond Hill, Kleinberg, Oak Ridges, Thornhill and Toronto. This "Healthy Articles" page is dedicated to providing you with information about health, fitness, sports medicine, physiotherapy, massage therapy, exercises and nutrition. We aspire to provide all types of health care information associated to general health, strength and conditioning tips, fitness resources, physiotherapy questions, as well as health facts that would serve as a good guide to leading a healthy life. We firmly believe in balanced mind, body and soul and that health is the quintessential aspect and asset of every individual's life. For this reason, it should not be ignored or neglected. We take all efforts to empower the individuals with the knowledge by the means of vigorous health tips and information. 

Physiotherapy & Sports Medicine Articles

Our physiotherapy and sports medicine articles will bring you current information on specific conditions, injuries or rehabilitation topics. We will provide you with information about running injuries, back pain, ACL injuries, tennis elbow, arthritis, muscle strains, ligament sprains and posture to name a few. As with an injury guide, the information and reference materials contained here are intended solely for the general use of the reader. It is not to be used for treatment purposes, but rather for discussion and a general overview of information. The topics presented here are not intended to diagnose health problems or to take the place of professional medical care. The information contained herein is neither intended to dictate what constitutes reasonable, appropriate or best care for any given health issue, nor is it intended to be used as a substitute for the independent judgement of a physician for any given health issue. If you are seeking further information on a particular topic, check with your health care professional.

Exercise & Fitness Articles

Be it a varsity athlete who is seeking some quick tips about strength and power training or any patient with questions about proper stretching and health tips, this online healthy living article archive will help get you back on track. Our Exercise & Fitness department covers information related to stretching, strengthening, training, conditioning and exercise program prescriptions. We will discuss featured exercises, fitness myths, strength programming, plyometric principles, yoga exercises, running related exercises, and more. If you are or have a personal trainer in the Vaughan or Woodbridge area, please contact us — we would love to hear from you. Feel free to give us your feedback and share information you deem valuable to you or your clientele.

Sport Psychology Articles

Sport psychology deals with athlete motivation, team commitment, endurance, setting goals, realism, decision-making and overall self-improvement skills. This part of our library features motivational quotes, stories and articles. We look to some great motivational figures in and outside of the sports world. We are fortunate to have some great sport psychologists, such as Paul Dennis, living in our great city of Toronto. If you, yourself, have some motivational quotes you'd like to share, tweet us @KickPhysio or "Like" us on Facebook. It would be great to hear from you. Athletes from all over Toronto, Vaughan and the surrounding GTA visit our Facebook site and hopefully they can learn from your insight into the all important sport psyche.

Nutrition Articles & Recipes

Here you will find reliable, easy-to-understand articles on food and nutrition. At Kick Physiotherapy & Sports Medicine, we strive to connect you with the latest nutrition-related information to help you succeed in your personal goals for healthy living. We can all use more tips and advice on healthy food choices, whether it's on-the-go or in-the-kitchen cooking. We offer information on high performance sports nutrition, including high and low "octane" foods, pre and post-workout meals, proper hydration, when to supplement and other related information. With the ongoing debates about carbohydrates, protein and fat intake, we at times will look to leaders in our area. Well respected Registered Dieticians in our communities of Toronto and Vaughan (Jennifer Sygo, Barbara Parisotto) will help us through the vast amount of information in this field, and teach us to simply "eat clean".