Four Tips to Stop That Niggle From Dashing Your Running Goals.

With the 2022 calendar filling up with marathons, half’s and 10k’s, we are seeing a rise in running injuries in the clinic.  When starting any running program, one of our main priorities should be to reduce the risk of injury so we are able to achieve our running goals.  Unfortunately, research would suggest that complete […]

Three signs that Vestibular Rehabilitation might be right for you.

First off, what is Vestibular Rehabilitation? Vestibular Rehabilitation is a specialized form of treatment used specifically for those affected either physically or cognitively by vestibular disease or dysfunction (Meldrum et al., 2020). Many people wonder if the symptoms they are experiencing are in fact “vestibular” in nature and when they should seek help. It is […]

Is Your Stiff Shoulder Limiting Your Golf Game?

Following on from Europe’s dismal performance in the Ryder Cup, let’s talk about how important external rotation of the shoulder is for the golf swing, and many other sports for that matter, and how improved mobility can lead to better performance and prevention of injuries.  External rotation of the shoulder refers to when the shoulder […]

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, […]