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RUNNING MYTH 9: SHOULD YOU TAKE ANTI-INFLAMMATORIES FOR RUNNING INJURIES?

MYTH Taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication (NSAID’s) helps control excessive inflammation in the injured runner and promote an early return to running without detrimental effect to tissues. REALITY The inflammatory process is the initial phase in the body’s natural healing process after an injury from trauma or overuse. Taking NSAID’s inhibits this…

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RUNNING MYTH 7: THE TRUTHS AND MYTHS SURROUNDING RUNNING AND STRETCHING

MYTH *Stretching reduces your risk of injury and delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) while improving your performance and recovery. *In this article, unless otherwise specified the term “stretching” refers to static stretches where an end of range position is held. REALITY Stretching pre-run does not reduce your risk of injury…

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2014 Sochi Winter Games – Mark Borslein, Physiotherapist

Hello everyone, I’m writing this from a hotel in Frankfurt as I get ready for my flight to Sochi. In a couple hours, I will touch down and open my eyes to what I have already heard and seen as a fantastic time for Canadians. So far our athletes have…

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GameReady™ Cryotherapy

Immediately after suffering a musculoskeletal injury, the body initiates a series of physiological responses to defend surrounding tissues and begin to repair the damage. While inflammation is a natural and necessary mechanism in this process, controlling it effectively can actually allow the body to enter the later stages of healing…

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#TeamGPP Photo Contest: Getting Back to What You Love

During the month of July we want to see you doing what you love! Tag your photos #teamGPP and Instagram them, Tweet them, or post them to our Facebook page, and you’ll be entered for a chance to win some killer weekly prizes from local folks doing what they love….

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Urinary Incontinence: Turning a blind-eye

You’ve heard of it before. You may have even experienced it before. That time your friend told a hilarious story while out to dinner, during your jog, or last winter when you had that really bad cough. Maybe it just happened once and you figured it was no big deal,…

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Breakfast Television Visits GPP – Chelsea Sheppard, Physiotherapist

This year we had the great pleasure of welcoming CityTV’s Breakfast Television to GPP for a morning full of tips on off season, in season and on-the-slope tips for skiers, snowboarders and snowshoers. Dawn Chubai and the Breakfast Television crew joined us to show simple exercises which can be done…

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About Stephen Jay – Registered Massage Therapist, #TeamGPP

Stephen is a Registered Massage Therapist working in Vancouver BC. He just completed his certification for membership in the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia after relocating from Nova Scotia last year. In Nova Scotia, Stephen ran a successful practice and worked as a faculty member at Northumberland College,…

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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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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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