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December 17, 2017 - My Thermotex

Placekicker for the CFL, Rene Paredes chats with Thermotex about pressures of repetitive movement and his experience as a high performance athlete

We were incredibly excited to talk to Rene Paredes, a placekicker for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League (CFL) about his pain management strategies and what wellness means for a high level athlete. Paredes attended training camp with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 2010 and 2011 and was signed by the Stampeders on July 4, 2011. He was born in Caracas, Venezuela and raised in Pierrefonds, Quebec.

T: Hey Rene,

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December 2, 2017 - My Thermotex

Re-Imagining Life After Arthritis- Leola’s Story

How did Arthritis affect your life?

I was very active in my youth. I loved being in the mountains, spending every weekend I could hiking and skiing. It wasn’t until my forties that I began to experience pain from Arthritis. Arthritis runs in my family, so when I started to suffer the effects of it, I had accepted pain as a part of aging. I thought it was normal! I was frustrated that I wasn’t able to engage in the activities I used to love,

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