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Fire the ”Laser” to Better Health: The Benefits of Class IV Laser

By Stephen Woollard, CAT(C) When you hear the word laser you might think of a laser pointer, a barcode scanner, or laser eye surgery. My mind tends to think of James Bond villains and sharks with laser beams attached to their heads a la Dr. Evil and Austin Powers. And while these are all good…
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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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10 Reasons Why Your Athletic Therapist is Better Than a Massage Gun

Written by Stephen Woollard, CAT(C) I’ve been working at a lot of sport events lately: BC 55+ games, hockey, rowing, softball etc. And I have noticed many athletes walking around with a massage gun. These nifty devices started showing up a few years ago and have become quite popular, especially since the price seems to be coming down now.Whenever I talk to an athlete…
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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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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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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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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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Exercise during pregnancy – get moving baby!

There are so many changes that occur during pregnancy to a woman’s body that are physiological, and emotional. Basically, every system in the body changes. If you have been following a regular exercise program prior to your pregnancy, you should be able to maintain that program to some degree throughout your pregnancy. The most important…
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