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Kettlebell Training – Active for Life!

By Rachelle Little, Certified Athletic Therapist When I started kettlebell training two years ago, I thought, “Great, I’m excited to learn another way to move my body.” What I didn’t know was that it was going to make me better at doing all the things I was already doing! Kettlebell training can seem a bit…
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Introducing Josh Toohill, Registered Massage Therapist!

We asked Josh, our new, amazing RMT some questions so that you can get to know him better.  Read on to see why he chose massage therapy as a profession, what he loves to do when he’s not in the clinic, a few ‘little known secrets’, and learn why he makes us smile everyday! What…
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Introducing Alex Derksen, Physiotherapist!

Alex is a Physiotherapist, Rehab & Performance Coach, and Weightlifting athlete born and raised in Victoria, BC. Alex is passionate about empowering individuals through movement, education, and communication, using evidence-based rehabilitation to help individuals overcome obstacles that are holding them back from reaching their goals. He is a certified ‘Clinical Athlete Provider’ who specializes in…
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Avoid Overtraining During Quarantine: Rachelle Little CAT(C)

This is a little anecdotal story from Rachelle Little, one of our amazing Athletic Therapists.  This post has some great take-home messages for avoiding injury when faced with changing type and volume of exercise suddenly.  A very relevant topic right now as many folks are taking advantage of all the excellent home workouts currently being…
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Pain and Posture When Working From Home – Rachelle Little CAT(C)

So you’re stuck working from home?  You don’t have your lumbar support chair or your angled keyboard and you’re worried that you will have “poor posture” working from your dining room table instead of your desk. Research is showing us that there is no perfect posture and we cannot expect every individual to function optimally…
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What to Do (and What to Eat) to Boost Immune Health – By Ellie Shortt NTP

20 second summary “Pesky” symptoms are simply your body’s defence mechanism against pathogens Never getting sick or getting sick all the time can both indicate faulty immune function Hand-washing is one of the best ways to limit the spread of contagious illnesses To help prevent colds + flus and speed recovery, stay at home, rest,…
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November Feature Athlete – Natalie Popham

The Athlete Centre is excited to present our November Feature Athlete, Natalie Popham!  Natalie is an equestrian athlete, competing in show jumping and works with our amazing A.T. and resident equestrian expert, Sydney Champman.  Natalie is representing BC this week at The Royal Agriculture Winter Fair, North American’s #1 Indoor equestrian event.  We asked Natalie some questions about…
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Exercise During Pregnancy Part 2: What about avid exercisers and elite athletes?

Exercise During Pregnancy Part 2: What about avid exercisers and elite athletes? In the middle of October the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) and The Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology (CSEP) released new exercise guidelines for pregnant women. The document demonstrates a significant change in how the experts in pre-natal health view…
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Introducing Sydney Chapman, Certified Athletic Therapist!

Throughout our blog posts, The Athlete Centre will be profiling our amazing therapists to help clients/patients learn more about the therapist’s areas of expertise, interest and background. Sydney is a Certified Athletic Therapist in Canada – CAT(C) and working in a rehabilitation setting and combining her love for sports, has been her dream job!  We…
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Be safe! It’s summer time!

Musculoskeletal Injuries in children: It is finally summer! That means we are outside, exploring our community and moving!! So, in light of our increased activity levels and inspired by a recent incident my little one had, I thought I’d talk about musculoskeletal injuries in infants and toddlers; how to identify them and how to be…
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