Health

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Who didn’t watch that tennis match between Bianca Andreescu and Serena Williams?  A huge congratulations to Bianca on her recent win at the US Open Tennis, becoming the first Canadian to win a Grand Slam singles title.  While we have all heard about her mental strength, mindfulness and use of…
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Osteoarthritis? No problem!

Do you experience hip or knee pain, possibly associated with osteoarthritis? In Canada, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men have arthritis. Thankfully, this condition can be effectively managed with exercise. But, most of us could use some guidance on what exercises are ideal and how they should…
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Want a better golf swing?

Improve performance, hit the ball further, more accurately and consistently with less chance of injury by making connecting your core an important focus of training. This blog post was originally published on Sport Med BC and is an edited excerpt from Fit to Play™ Golf-Improve Fitness & Lower Your Score (Nittinger & Petersen, 2018)…
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Do you pee a little when you laugh?

Did you know that isn’t a normal response? Pelvic floor issues are incredibly common. In fact, recent statistics suggest that 1 in 4 women suffer from pelvic floor dysfunction. Some conditions treated by a pelvic rehabilitation therapist include: Musculoskeletal aches and pains (involving the back, hips, sacroiliac joint, groin, abdomen…
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Keeping your head in the game

Concussion in rugby

Concussion injuries are not a new phenomenon.  Who can forget what happened to Sid the Kid?  Yet, despite the press and huge push for education, we continue to hear about people who ignore their concussion symptoms, or report that they don’t have a concussion because they weren’t knocked out.  So…
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Are you aligned?

Managing Malalignment – Clinical Tips Part 1 Very few active people make it through an entire season without experiencing some form of injury associated with weakness and/or with what physios refer to as malalignment.  Malalignment is a common condition referring to the alignment of the pelvis with respect to the…
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Ramping up to Sun Run!

Runner

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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