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Vaginal Pain Conditions

  As a pelvic floor physiotherapist, I have had many conversations with friends, patients and colleagues about subjects that a lot of people don’t normally talk about. An often-heard complaint is of vaginal pain – whether during exercise or sexual intercourse, after childbirth, post-menopause, or even just while sitting at…

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Clinical Pilates Rehabilitation For Runners

Highlights: How pilates assists with new and experienced runners Home exercises for runners In-clinic exercises for runners Overview: Running is a great excuse to get outdoors and influence positive changes in your body such as cardiovascular exercise, improving circulation, stress relief, improved confidence, and building strength / endurance in your…

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Exploring the West Coast: Stretches for Backpacking and Trekking

Highlights: Exercises to  Trekking, hiking and backpacking are very popular activities in our corner of the world. It is important to prepare thoroughly for these activities, ensuring that all gear is in working order and that backpacks are still fitted properly. However, cataloging gear and making an itinerary are not…

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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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Deskbound at Work? Tips to Improve Your Posture

Highlights Posture tips                                          Exercises and stretches for desk bound workers Overview Are you stuck in an office based 9-5 routine? When you’re not at work do you spend most of…

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Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

What is pelvic floor physiotherapy? Pelvic floor physio involves the assessment and treatment of various types of dysfunction of the pelvic floor muscles and the pelvic organs (bladder, uterus, prostate, rectum). It is a low risk alternative or adjunct to other types of treatment for pelvic floor dysfunction, such as…

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ACL Reconstruction Surgery: Rehabilitation

Highlights: Goals of ACL rehabilitation How your physiotherapist can help Overview: In my previous blog, I briefly discussed ACL surgical reconstruction versus conservative treatment. Ultimately the end goals for ACL prehab, ACL post surgery rehab and ACL conservative rehab are similar. The path to those goals can differ though. Having…

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ACL Reconstruction Surgery: Prehabilitation

  Highlights How to improve your surgical outcomes following ACL reconstruction Goals of prehabilitation How your physio can help Overview:  The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of four major ligaments in your knee. It connects the femur (thigh bone) to the tibia (shin bone) and controls / limits 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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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 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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