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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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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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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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