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4 Benefits to Yoga for Pain, Injury and Performance

In this article, I explore the potential of yoga as a holistic approach to managing pain and treating injury for individuals seeking relief. As an Athletic Therapist I am passionate about incorporating therapeutic yoga techniques into sessions to help clients meet their goals. Whether you’re dealing with chronic pain, recovering from an injury, or simply…
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Is It Safe to Exercise with Osteoarthritis?

Is It Safe to Exercise with Osteoarthritis? A Physiotherapist’s Perspective Throughout my career as a physiotherapist, some of the most remarkable client transformations I have had the privilege to witness have been in people with osteoarthritis (OA).  Why? Well, many folks with OA enter the clinic burdened by severe pain, declining mobility, and worst of…
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Headaches at Work: A Pain in the Neck

Almost everyone has had a headache at some point in their life, and likely also while at work. Most of the time they are temporary and can be resolved by drinking some water (dehydration), having a snack (low blood sugar), taking a break from the computer (movement) or taking an over-the-counter medication like ibuprofen or…
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What’s with “Cracking” Backs? Understanding the Popping Noise you Hear at the Chiropractor

Dr. Benjamin Stebbins, Chiropractor You’re nervously walking into your first visit to a chiropractic office with stories from your friend who referred you to the doctor who “cracks your bones” ominously swirling around in your head. “Yeah, the ones in your back, your neck and even in your arms and legs”, but “don’t worry” they…
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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…
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Debunking the ‘Bone-On-Bone’ Myth: Why Your X-Ray Doesn’t Define Your Destiny

by Leo Falzon, MScPT For many people with osteoarthritis (OA), the notion that exercise is not only safe but actually beneficial is a surprising and counterintuitive message. After all, people with OA are often told their pain is caused by their joints being worn down to the point of “bone-on-bone.” How could exercise be safe…
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Full Body Joint Mobility Routine

Certified Athletic Therapist Sarah Black leads a full-body joint mobility routine using Controlled Articular Rotations (CARS). CARS are part of the Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) system with the purpose of taking each joint through its full range of motion to preserve joint health, increase mobility and improve muscle engagement.

Pain vs Soreness

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