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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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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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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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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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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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Running Myth 5: Clarifying the link between Biomechanics and Running Injuries

MYTH Anatomical abnormalities of the lower body such as flat feet or knee valgus make people more susceptible to running injuries. REALITY Research shows there is *generally no relationship between biomechanical abnormalities and pathologies in the lower limbs *read further for the exceptions ELABORATION In a world that admires perfection,…

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Running Myth 4 – Do Hard Surfaces and Hills Increase Risk of Injury?

MYTH Hard surfaces and hills increases the risk of a running injury. REALITY There is no surface in particular that has been clearly linked to increased risk of injury (but read on please!). ELABORATION Allow me to repeat myself; as per our first post regarding the cause of running injuries,…

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RUNNING MYTH 3 – RUNNING SHOES! DOES MORE CUSHIONING MEAN MORE PROTECTION?

MYTH Cushioned running shoes prevent injury by reducing impact force and shock to your joints. REALITY There is no scientific evidence to support the popular school of thought that more cushioning means more protection. The fact is that thick cushioned soles do not decrease the impact force our joints absorb when…

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