What is Athletic Therapy?

A Certified Athletic Therapist is a highly trained health care practitioner whose formal education is entirely in the area of assessment and rehabilitation of orthopedic injuries and conditions that affect the muscles, bones and joints of the body.  Athletic Therapists use various manual therapies, therapeutic modalities, exercise prescription and bracing/taping to create individualized, activity-specific rehabilitation […]

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The Dangers of Sitting!

There are many studies now that show sitting can have a negative impact on our health.  Some are even saying “sitting is the new smoking”. Not only can sitting affect our life span but it can also contribute to low back, pelvis and lower limb pain. The human body is quite an amazing mechanical operating system […]

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The Rotator Cuff Explained!

Have you ever injured your Rotator Cuff?  This in one of the more common shoulder injuries I encounter on a daily basis.   I often find that my patients do not understand what the rotator cuff is, nor what it does in the shoulder joint—but they do understand that it hurts! To start with, the […]

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Do Pro Athlete’s Heal Faster Than Average People?

As physiotherapists dealing with injuries to various parts of the body, we often hear that “such-and-such professional athlete had the same injury as me, how come he/she was back to playing so much faster?” In reality, no one injury or condition is completely like another.  While healing timelines for soft tissue injuries are roughly the […]

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Why living with pain isn’t always necessary

One in five British Columbians live with pain. Shocking, right? This statistic is being widely publicized by Pain BC, a not-for-profit group that is trying to help people battle chronic pain. I treat people in pain every day and I can say that I was honestly surprised by this stat. However, reflecting on the wide variety […]

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