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Tara Clark

Tara Clark

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Tara is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario where she completed a four-year Honours degree majoring in Kinesiology with a minor in Rehabilitation Sciences in 2010. She then went on to complete her Masters of Science degree in Physical Therapy at Queen’s University in 2013.

Committed to continuing her education, Tara has completed courses in soft tissue release, McKenzie Method, Functional Movement Screen (FMS), Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), concussion management, Functional Dry Needling, and earned her certification in Acupuncture from the McMaster Medical Acupuncture Program.

Tara is a competitive athlete who has participated in everything from sprint distance triathlons, to full marathons. Previously, she was a competitive dancer and choreographer at both the regional and national levels.

She believes in maintaining a healthy lifestyle through fitness and activity and wants to help and guide her patients towards achieving their functional goals.

Email Address tclark27@me.com

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How ‘Prehab’ Exercise Could Make Surgery Recovery Easier

https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/how-prehab-exercise-could-make-surgery-recovery-easier-1.4457405 Anyone who has undergone major surgery understands that the invasive procedure can be tough on the body, with most patients undergoing rehabilitation to get back into shape. But a bourgeoning field of science suggests that shifting rehab to prehab – that is, exercise before surgery — can make recovery smoother. Pre-operative conditioning has caught […]

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Is Dopamine More Powerful Than Opiates?

Written by: Mike Studer, Physical Therapist https://www.physio-network.com/is-dopamine-more-powerful-than-opiates/ Rehabilitation is more than movement science. The APTA-endorsed Movement System approach foundationally recognizes the concept that how we choose to move is shaped by our physiology, our experiences (observations of others, past success or failures), perceptions, and the task at hand. Over the last 5-8 years, rehabilitation has […]

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Soft tissue injuries simply need PEACE & LOVE

  https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2019/04/26/soft-tissue-injuries-simply-need-peace-love/ By Blaise Dubois @blaisedubois and Jean-Francois Esculier @JFEsculier Rehabilitation of soft tissue injuries can be complex. Over the years, acronyms guiding their management have evolved from ICE to RICE[1], then to PRICE[2] and POLICE[3]. Although widely known, the evidence supporting the elements of these treatments is limited.  ICE/RICE/PRICE focus on acute management, unfortunately ignoring sub-acute and […]

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Why Do Muscles Feel Tight?

Written by: Todd Hargrove  Tightness is a Feeling, Not Just a Mechanical Condition When someone says they feel tight in a particular area, they might be referring to several different complaints. So I try to find out: Are they talking about poor range of motion? Or maybe range of motion is fine, but movement to […]

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Load Management in the Workplace

Written by: Marc Surdyka Doctor of Physical Therapy and Orthopedic Clinical Specialist Los Angeles, United States. https://www.physio-network.com/load-management-in-the-workplace/ Load Training load has been defined as the cumulative amount of stress (physiological, psychological, or mechanical) placed on an individual from a single or multiple training sessions over a period of time.30Since it is a modifiable risk factor, […]

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“What Running Shoes Do You Think I Should Buy?”

Written by: Robin Kerr Physiotherapist from Noosa, Australia https://www.physio-network.com/what-running-shoes-do-you-think-i-should-buy/ Pseudoscience is rife in the sporting world, with no better example than the myths and fallacies surrounding the not so humble running shoe. Mountains of conflicting research has contributed to the development of “footwear tribes” within the running fraternity, fuelled by personal biases and topped with […]

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What We Know About Blood Flow Restriction Training

Written by: Michael Lau, Craig Lindell, and Arash Maghsoodi PT, DPT, CSCS https://www.physio-network.com/what-we-know-about-blood-flow-restriction-training/ ‘Blood flow restriction’ is a term that physios have become more and more aware of over the last decade, and for legitimate reasons. There are well over a thousand research papers investigating the safety and efficacy of blood flow restriction training (BFRT) […]

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How Much Should You Train During Injury?

Connor Gleadhill  Physiotherapist, S&C  Sydney, Australia Most of the issues I deal with when managing people with injuries stem from them not having the right information. You can find the heart of a lot of issues in health and fitness that stem from information, or lack thereof. So what follows is an attempt to put some less […]