Five Lessons Learned in my First Five Years Starting a Small Business.

In the summer of 2016, I embarked on one of the greatest adventures of my life so far: I opened a small business – a healthcare clinic in Downtown Vancouver. As most people who choose this path, I really had no idea of what I was getting myself into…however, as Michael Gerber muses in his […]

Stop Demonizing the Deadlift – 6 Physio Tips to Keep You Strong and Safe

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Deadlifts are a commonly feared exercise for those suffering with back pain, but lifting objects off the floor is something we all do every day. Avoiding this natural human movement is not the answer to back pain. Instead, we should be training it. Let’s try to change the narrative from ‘I avoid deadlifts because of […]

Yes, Sometimes Good Physiotherapists Use Ultrasound

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“Why would you still use ultrasound when the research shows it doesn’t work?” I had this question emailed to me recently from a well-intentioned and curious newer graduate. He had recently seen an old client of mine who said I had used this modality with them and he was interested, considering my years of experience […]

Three Tips to Help Prevent Work-From-Home Neck and Back Pain

We have all heard by now how important it is to break up the time we spend in sitting, but many of us have trouble putting this habit into practice. With the multitude of health risks associated with prolonged sitting including increased risk for type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, various cancers, and increased mortality rates […]

Two Reasons Pilates May be the Ideal Tool to Treat Your Neck or Back Pain

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Back, shoulder and neck pain due to poor posture are extremely common right now with work from home situations being the norm. Pilates-based exercise can help immensely in the treatment of these postural issues. Read on for two reasons Pilates reformer exercises can be key to improving body awareness and treating posture-related pain. 1. Our […]

Four Tips to Keep Your Home Workout Routine On Track

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During these unprecedented times, many of us have had to adapt our exercise routine and, as a result, as therapists we have seen a rise in the number of people coming to see us in the clinic for home workout related injuries. If you are planning to start or continue with a home exercise program, […]

Three Tips for Beginner Runners to Keep Your Running Injury-Free in 2021.

With social distancing remaining an important aspect of keeping ourselves and our communities safe during this start of 2021, exercise and time outside remain one of the key pieces of survival of this pandemic period. There may be no better time to take up running, undoubtedly one of the best social distancing sports there is! […]

Three Tips for Minimizing Risk of Knee Injury This Ski Season

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Ski season is already upon us, thank goodness! Want to avoid seeing a Physiotherapist this season for a ski-related knee injury? Of course you do! Read on for three key tips to keep you on the slopes this season and out of the clinic. Tip #1: Stop skiing BEFORE you feel tired. This is key […]

Wait and See or Seek Treatment: Knowing the Right Time to See a Physiotherapist.

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Time heals everything, right? Unfortunately, not always. Knowing the right time to seek physiotherapy treatment for an injury can be one of the most important factors in the likelihood of a full recovery. As physiotherapists, the clients we see who require the most sessions and have worse outcomes in the long term are those who […]