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Here you will find free videos and written articles, designed to help you perform at your best. The list below has our most recent posts, or you can choose a category from the menu. Enjoy!

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Pilates for Rugby Players

Highlights: Prevention Rehabilitation for common injuries Clinical Pilates exercises for rugby players Pilates is an exercise regime used among varied populations directed to target muscle length, strength, mobility, stability and to reconnect positive pathways from the brain to the body. There are many myths that Pilates is only for injured individuals…

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Prehab for Freestyle Snowboarding

Highlights: Oblique and other core-strengthening exercises Body conditioning tips for snowboarders With the addition of Big Air and Slopestyle snowboarding to the past two Winter Olympics, there has been an increased mainstream interest and progression in freestyle snowboarding worldwide. However, these forms of snowboarding also carry great physical risk due…

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Be good to your knees and they will thank you for years to come!

Knee pain is a very common complaint and reason for assessment that we see at the clinic. More often than not, these clients didn’t twist their knee skiing or hear a pop after making a direction change at soccer or jam their knee sliding into second base. Their pain started gradually…

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23.5 Hours – What you can do with your last 0.5 hrs in the day!

Ask yourself: On average, how many days per week do you engage in moderate or greater physical activity (like a brisk walk) lasting at least 10 minutes? On those days, how many minutes do you engage in activity at this level? Those are the two questions that make up the…

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Knee Physiotherapy 101: Patello-Femoral Pain

Highlights: How to recognize patello-femoral knee pain (runner’s knee) What’s happening within the knee  How to know your training limits Tips for quick relief Rehabilitation and Physio involvement   With Vancouver marathon season right around the corner, and running groups cruising laps of the Seawall, it’s important to recognize and…

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Spring Brings Bike Season!

Highlights: hip and knee stretches for all cyclists core exercises for cyclists   March 20th may mark the first day of Spring but more importantly, (some may agree more than others) it marks the first day of the biking season. If you are a mountain biker, road biker or commuter, you…

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Concussions – Re-Energizing the Brain

Whether watching the newest Will Smith movie, cheering for your favourite hockey team or keeping up to date on NFL lawsuit news, concussions are gaining increased recognition as an injury which should not be swept under the rug.   Concussions are very common, happening to athletes and regular people alike; but,…

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Running Myth 8 – Does Running Increase your Risk of Arthrosis?

MYTH Running increases risk of arthrosis of the knee because the repeated impact causes irreversible damage to the cartilage. REALITY Several scientific studies have shown that arthrosis is no more common in runners than in non-runners. ELABORATION On the contrary, runners tend to have thicker and stronger cartilage in their…

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Running Myth 2 – Does Cross-Training Prevent Running Injuries?

MYTH It is better to cross­-train than to run six times per week. REALITY No studies have managed to quantify the optimal frequency of training with the purpose to prevent running injuries. ELABORATION As per our first post regarding the cause of running injuries, it comes down to tissue adaptation. You get…

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Symptoms of Overtraining

The eight most common overtraining characteristics include: Unexplained and persistently poor athletic performance and high fatigue ratings Prolonged recovery from typical training sessions or competitive events Disturbed mood states characterized by general fatigue, apathy, depression, irritability, and loss of competitive drive Persistent feelings of muscle soreness and stiffness in muscles…

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