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Archive for the ‘Sunday Reader’ Category

Back to school basics – Melina Mirzaei, Kinesiologist

Back to school season is upon us! This can be a stressful time for parents and students alike as everyone gets back to the school-year routine. Here are a few tips to ease the physical stresses of this time of year. Backpacks Backpacks are the most practical option for most…

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Happy Summer Feet! – Lina Englund, Physiotherapist

Sun, blue skies, lazy beach days, ambitious beach runs, smiles all around and… achy feet. Ever had pain in the arch of the foot or under your heel, clouding the blue sky? We tend to beat our feet up at the beginning of the summer when we let them loose…

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Swimming – Melina Mirzaei, Kinesiologist

Summer is finally here! If  you are a competitive swimmer, training for a tri, or are just doing laps at Kits pool, there are some things to look out for to stay injury-free. Swimming places a lot of stress on the shoulder joint, as it requires the shoulders to have…

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Sprains and Strains – Melina Mirzaei, Kinesiologist

Sprains and strains of all kinds are common injuries that we see regularly in the clinic. There is a difference between the two, although the terms are often (mistakenly) used interchangeably. Let’s see if we can clear up some of the confusion… Sprains Sprains refer to injured ligaments. Ligaments are…

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IT Band Syndrome – Melina Mirzaei, Kinesiologist

What is it? The IT band is a thick sheath of connective tissue which runs along the outside of the thigh and connects to the outside of the shin bone (tibia). It is not a muscle itself, but is a fibrous continuation of a muscle called the tensor fascia latae…

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Exercise, Rehab, and Scoliosis – Melina Mirzaei, Kinesiologist

Exercise and physical therapy have been shown to be an important part of the management process of scoliosis. Generally, the goals of exercise are to prevent or limit the progression rate of the curvature in the spine, alleviate pain, and improve muscular and postural imbalances. However, each exercise program is…

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Ankylosing Spondylitis – Melina Mirzaei, Kinesiologist

Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) is a type of arthritis which primarily affects the spine and sacro-iliac joints. It causes inflammation of the joints in the spine, which can result in chronic stiffness and pain. In the late stages of this disease, this inflammation can cause the bones in the spine to…

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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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