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Archive for April, 2013

About Ashley Beck, Pilates Instructor @Gastown Physio & Pilates

Ashley grew up in very active home, skiing in the winters and camping over summers. She excelled in soccer, yoga and running from a young age. Her busy lifestyle has always incorporated a strong exercise aspect, and to diversify her training, she began incorporating Pilates into her routine. Falling in…

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ACL Rehab After Reconstructive Surgery – Lina Englund, Physiotherapist

Rehabilitation after an ACL reconstructive surgery is generally divided into three different phases. If you are still waiting for surgery you should go through the phases as prep. Rest from aggravating activities throughout the process. It is pain, swelling, tissue repair, mobility and quality of movement that decide the level…

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Mike Riddle – Freestyle Ski, #TeamGPP

Pipedreams Check out Mike’s webseries Pipedreams, following him (and teammate Matt Margetts, #TeamGPP) to half-pipes and hijinks around the world. Episode 8 Episode 7 Episode 6 Episode 5 Episode 4 Episode 3 Episode 2 Episode 1 #TeamGPP

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Inspiring Change – May Newsletter

This month, try the clam shell to isolate and integrate some strength and stability into your hips and spine. For runner’s this is a mandatory exercise! … Life Uninterrupted – May Newsletter Overheard In Clinic – May Newsletter Main Page – May Newsletter

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Overheard In Clinic – May Newsletter

May is National Physiotherapy Month, May 4th is Pilates Day, and #TeamGPP Runners and Mountain Bikers are off to the races, and our Skiers finished the season strong. #TeamGPP Chelsea and Jean will be participating in every WOMAN™ in Whistler, BC May 24-26. Chelsea will be discussing physical activity and…

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Life Uninterrupted – May Newsletter

Our new web page kicks off with some help for runners! Some Running Tid-Bits from The GPP Blog Running Tips by Melina Mirzaei, Kinesiologist Why A Runner Should Warm Up by Lina Englund, Physiotherapist Download our Warm Up for Runners by Mark Borslein, Physiotherapist What is Plantar Fasciitis? by Melina Mirzaei,Kinesiologist Night…

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The History of Pilates – Jean Lewis, Physiotherapist

Pilates: The Man “I must be right. Never an aspirin. Never injured a day in my life. The whole country, the whole world, should be doing my exercises. They’d be happier.” – Joseph Hubertus Pilates, in 1965, age 86. Joseph Humbertus Pilates was born in Germany in 1880. As a child,…

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ACL: Anterior Cruciate Ligament – Lina Englund, Physiotherapist

An ACL injury is what took your buddy out last year and if you are an athlete or weekend warrior you are probably just waiting for yours. People with an injured knee often ask me fairly desperately “Is it my ACL, is it my ACL?!?”. Desperation granted since an ACL…

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Recovery: DONE – Eric Lawrenuk, #TeamGPP

Eric Lawrenuk, Mountain Bike Free Rider on #TeamGPP, summarizes his recovery at Gastown Physio & Pilates from shoulder stability surgery (Bankart Repair) and shows us what his new shoulder can do.

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Tennis Elbow – Melina Mirzaei, Kinesiologist

What is it? Tennis elbow is a general term which refers to an overuse injury of the structures in the lateral part of the elbow. More specifically, it occurs when the tendon of one of the forearm muscles, the extensor carpi radialis brevis (ECRB), becomes irritated. This can cause varying…

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