Kettle Bell Strength Routine

In this video I demonstrate five exercises you can do with a kettlebell. They range from simple to complex. Strength training helps to protect joints, muscles and tendons but it is important to consider your sport and your own unique needs. I always look for exercises that will train high stress areas and areas that are significant for my clients. This routine might be great for someone rehabbing a shoulder or looking to build up [...]

By | 2017-10-18T22:09:23+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Squash Performance Videos|0 Comments

Pulling strength in the gym

Strength training is a great way to protect your muscles and tendons from repetitive strain. My biases is towards heavier weights with less reps but the most important factor is just doing the work. Whether you chose high loads and low reps or lower loads and higher reps, consistency will always get you results. In this video I show three pulling exercises. I like to strengthen the shoulder through pushes, pulls, presses, and creative or [...]

By | 2017-10-18T21:58:11+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Squash Performance Videos|0 Comments

Squash Resilience

Squash, like any competitive sport, puts high demands on the body. To keep fit and injury free it is important to work hard at the right things.  Before discussing how to be a more resilient athlete,  I want anyone reading this to remember two important messages. Injury typically occurs not because of overuse but under-training . The body was inadequately prepared for the sport. If you train smart your body can handle a lot of [...]

By | 2017-09-26T22:29:01+00:00 September 23rd, 2017|Education, Physiotherapy|0 Comments

Change pain with deliberate practice

We all do it - clinicians, clients, athletes, and workers - we go through the motions. We move from one activity to the next with very little focus or purpose in our actions. To enhance performance or the healing process, we ought to do more. For many years we have understood that deliberate practice can exceed results of just "practicing".  We have learnt that a greater awareness in one's body can modify the pain experience. As [...]

By | 2017-09-21T16:11:17+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Education, Physiotherapy|0 Comments

What is lifestyle medicine?

Lifestyle medicine recognizes the large impact that daily choices have on our health. Me spending time with my son in a beautiful place? Check mark for improving health:)   ___________   When I first read this phrase it made me cringe, it felt like an alternative to science based medicine. This has changed over the past month. When I dove deeper and reflected on my own messaging I realized that lifestyle changes are exactly what [...]

By | 2017-09-07T17:19:14+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Health questions answered, My thoughts|0 Comments

A Decision to Move On

It has been a week since I left my former job and committed to going it alone. And today, I wanted to share my reflection. _________ Why do we make certain choices in our careers? Is it for increases in pay, better hours or more flexibility? When I made the difficult decision to leave my employer, it wasn't for any of the aforementioned reasons. For me, it was about reconnecting with my values - around [...]

By | 2017-08-17T19:27:27+00:00 August 17th, 2017|My thoughts|0 Comments

Coaching and Motivation

At its core good physiotherapists know how to coach and motivate behaviour change. Whether it be taking something away (often the case) or adding something new, learning skills for behaviour change are invaluable. Changing pain often requires changing habits. It is up to us to listen well, find motivators and provide our clients with the tools they need to succeed. First Listen Listen more than you talk. Many years ago, esteemed physiotherapist Professor Maitland, encouraged [...]

By | 2017-08-02T17:31:59+00:00 May 29th, 2017|Education, Physiotherapy|0 Comments

The modern man’s business trip

The modern man’s business trip I can’t say for certain but I think the morning of a typical business trip has changed over the past 20 years…even the past 5 years. – – – – – – The night's sleep was fraught with pre-emtive wake ups even though the last failure of your alarm clock occurred when you were 15. You wake up around 5, not to a beeping alarm but to a gradual light [...]

By | 2017-04-01T13:54:54+00:00 April 1st, 2017|My thoughts|0 Comments

Lessons from a nine month old

Another three months behind us. Danny is babbling more and more but no words yet. A few sounds are pretty similar to Dadda but I don't mention this to momma:) He is pulling himself up to stand but because he can't get down we have witness a few head smashing falls - only tears, no blood yet. He is playful and silly like his mom and is definitely showing signs of a little personality. He [...]

By | 2017-08-02T17:31:59+00:00 April 1st, 2017|My thoughts|0 Comments

Lessons from a six month old.

Another three months have gone by and Danny is now six months. In the three months since my last post we have ushered in a climate accord, a Cubs World Series Win, a Trump presidency, and in Canada - more pipeline drama:) Danny has also made some big strides - he can sit on his own, he crawls (a little), and we think he waves. Not bad;) In that time our family has learnt some [...]

By | 2017-08-02T17:31:59+00:00 December 14th, 2016|My thoughts|0 Comments