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In Season Squash Fitness Reflection

In my last post I discussed the transition to in-season training. Most squash BC players are now six weeks into their season. Don’t wait until the new year to reflect, do it now. How is your training going? What can you improve? Are you focusing on the right things? With these questions in mind lets run through ideas for training from a fitness and squash lens. Are you training enough to meet the demands of [...]

By | 2018-11-13T18:23:12+00:00 November 13th, 2018|Education, Squash Performance Videos|0 Comments

Osteoarthritis blog testimonial

“Physio Dave has dramatically improved my ability to walk and stand by developing a safe and effective program for my severe knee arthritis. His simple gym exercises have allowed me to safely recover a great deal of leg strength I thought I had lost forever. I now have much greater mobility both with and without my knee brace, and feel grateful to Dave for his expert help every time I play golf, go for a [...]

By | 2018-11-09T21:39:12+00:00 November 9th, 2018|Physiotherapy|0 Comments

A Physio’s journey through femoral acetabular impingement syndrome

I went through an intense bout of hip pain in late July, early August 2018. I had been off the squash court for a 6 weeks and was spending more time in the gym, running hills and doing solo hitting. The pain came on after a particularly hard match where I extended into the back corner. I have had groin strains in the past but this was unique. I did an assessment on myself and [...]

By | 2018-11-09T21:12:44+00:00 November 8th, 2018|Education, Physiotherapy|0 Comments

Micro blog: working at love

Working at love, a book by Sharon Salzburg. This week I listened to the 10% happier podcast with Sharon Salzburg. The messaging from her book, Real Love struck a chord as it aligned with other messages I was hearing. We all go through ups and downs in our relationships, our work., our lives. This past month I was reminded of the importance of action. Everything we do - work, relationships, love, and happiness take practice, [...]

By | 2018-11-08T03:18:33+00:00 November 8th, 2018|My thoughts, Physiotherapy|0 Comments

My guest blog on Naked Snacks:)

By | 2018-11-07T17:38:19+00:00 November 7th, 2018|Food|0 Comments

Your October Monthly Dose

By | 2018-10-31T18:46:26+00:00 October 31st, 2018|My thoughts|0 Comments

The need for physiotherapy to champion exercise

The roots of Physiotherapy were planted during world war I and II. We strengthened, encouraged and taught people to move again following injury. Since this time there has been a slow transition towards more passive treatments and pain eradication. I think the time has come for us to refocus our attention on how the simple, but incredibly dynamic, tool of exercise can get more people moving, with less pain and better health. Although more and [...]

By | 2018-10-29T16:15:21+00:00 October 29th, 2018|My thoughts, Physiotherapy|0 Comments

A response to the CPA acupuncture article.

I always read the CPA magazine because it is important to stay abreast of what our professional organization is discussing, implementing and supporting. I was disappointed in the recent edition (Oct 2018, promoting the value of physiotherapy) when I read a feature article on acupuncture. As a profession we claim to be evidence based and to offer best practice to our communities, yet this article was wrought with opinion, poorly supported and overly simplistic. I [...]

By | 2018-10-16T17:50:53+00:00 October 16th, 2018|My thoughts|0 Comments

Why you will benefit from coaching and accountability

I am physiotherapist and exercise coach. I help people recover from injury and help people maintain there health through regularly exercise. We have all experienced the struggles of sticking to a plan. Over time motivation to exercise decreases and the effort becomes increasingly difficult. One way to deal with a decrease in motivation is to increase your ability to complete the task. A coach, who keeps you accountable, who checks in with you, and who [...]

By | 2018-10-03T17:05:04+00:00 October 3rd, 2018|Physiotherapy|0 Comments

Rehab and pain education for youth athletes

Education on injury and pain can vary from clinician to clinician, but it shouldn’t. Healthcare clinicians have a duty to be up to date with the latest research, educational tools, and clinical guidelines. In the same breath we also need to adapt as new information comes to light. I think one of the most important components of my treatment is offering quality evidence based education. In Canada we tend to think of treatment as massage, [...]

By | 2018-10-02T23:13:32+00:00 September 25th, 2018|Education, Physiotherapy|0 Comments