Timberly George

Ramping up to Sun Run!

Running season never really ends in Vancouver but we all know the largest, most popular running event in this city is the Vancouver Sun Run!  This year marks its 32nd year in the city!  Whether you are training for this event for the first time, or a seasoned runner training…
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Choose to Move

This week, on September 7th,  marked World Physiotherapy Day.  In anticipation of this day, the Physiotherapy Association of BC launched a new campaign called “Choose to Move” displaying examples of how Physiotherapy can help you. Whether you are recovering from an injury or condition, or working preventatively to perform at…
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Don’t let your job cost you!

Marathons and sports can all be obvious sources of injuries. With the constant movement and exertion of your muscles, it’s not a wonder that people run into injuries. But what about those times where you find yourself dealing with pain and you can’t figure out what caused it? Let’s paint…
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Protect Your Knees!

The knee is a hinge type synovial joint and is one of the most important joints in our bodies. It is a load-bearing joint that is vital for both horizontal and vertical movement of the body. Without our knees, we wouldn’t be able to walk, run, jump or perform many…
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Deep water running workshop

Next class: November 24, 2016 6:30pm-7:30pm at Hillcrest Aquatic Centre.  Fee: $50.  For more information or to register, please call us at 604-606-1420. We get a lot of questions at the clinic from clients who are considering the class. Here are the answers to some common ones: Q: Do I…
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Physiotherapy Inspirations

One of the best things about our job as physiotherapists are the people we meet and the stories they tell. They challenge us with their challenges – from ankle sprains, post-operative ACL repairs, muscle strains, or back pain – as they all have their own unique goals to achieve which…
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Recent Ankle Sprain?

This research study summary was published in the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy in July 2013. It outlines the importance of receiving physiotherapy following an ankle sprain as it leads to better long term function, and improved pain relief compared to self management of the injury. Ankle Sprains:…
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Exercise Tip of the Season

It’s time to get ready for ski season!  The ski season is fast approaching, which means it is time to get in shape and avoid the potential aches and pains or injuries associated with a new activity. Skiing involves controlling gravity on frozen water requiring strong deceleration strength in the…
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Do you have “sitting disease”?

Listen to this podcast from CBC Radio: The Current about how sitting too long is making us sick. It’s also causing back, neck, and hip pain! Ask us about our office ergonomic assessments if you are having any aches and pains from sitting at your desk.   http://www.cbc.ca/thecurrent/episode/2013/09/24/preventing-sitting-disease-by-standing-at-work/

Be Sport Smart!

Timberly teamed up with our friends at SportMedBC to provide some useful tips and exercises for people wanting to prevent knee and shoulder injuries. The first video outlines a series of exercises designed to provide stability to the knee.  See here: SportSmart: Knee Exercises The second video provides a good…
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