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Monthly Dose November 2020

By | 2020-11-24T18:50:19+00:00 November 24th, 2020|My thoughts|0 Comments

Physio Dave WorkSafe BC COVID-19 Safety Plan

The virus that causes COVID-19 spreads in several ways. It can spread in droplets when a person coughs or sneezes. It can also spread if you touch a contaminated surface and then touch your face. The risk of person-to-person transmission increases the closer you come to other people, the more time you spend near them, and the more people you come near. The risk of surface transmission increases when many people contact the same surface [...]

By | 2020-11-24T18:53:16+00:00 November 20th, 2020|My thoughts|0 Comments

COVID 19: Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Dave Carter Physio and Health

Location: Vancouver Racquets Club. Outdoor training sessions and indoor physio care within the clinic office (located within the gym area). In accordance with WorkSafe BC COVID-19 Safety Plan. Consultation between the staff of the Vancouver Racquets Club (physical location) and Dave Carter Physio and Health (therapist) was completed. Need to Know This document provides guidance for the prevention and control of COVID-19, including: environmental, operation, personal and clinical measures. It is based on the latest [...]

By | 2020-11-24T18:53:01+00:00 November 3rd, 2020|My thoughts|0 Comments

Thankful for a lot this October 2020

My livelihood revolves around the people I work with and it has been  awesome to be back doing the job I love. I have always enjoyed being a physio but the separation form in-person work over the past six months crystallized how much I enjoy my work.  I have been fortunate to have a number of different clients return and new patients enter the business since starting back in September. I am thankful for this [...]

By | 2020-10-19T18:47:07+00:00 October 19th, 2020|My thoughts|0 Comments

September 2020 Monthly Dose

By | 2020-09-11T16:14:08+00:00 September 14th, 2020|My thoughts|0 Comments

Tips for healing well

#just be healthy…. It is easy for us to get tunnel vision and focus in on the injury but sometimes we need to look more broadly at our health and allow the body to take care of what is ailing us. Our body has an incredible ability to identify and heal injured or sensitized structures. Physiotherapy often focus on stimulating the tissue to optimizes its recovery. This is a great thing to do but if [...]

By | 2020-08-24T18:17:04+00:00 August 24th, 2020|My thoughts|0 Comments

July 2020 Monthly Dose

By | 2020-08-24T16:32:29+00:00 July 24th, 2020|My thoughts|0 Comments

Sport injuries: Ankle sprains

An ankle sprain is still one of the most common youth sport injuries, in fact even in adults playing recreational sport it is one of the most common visits to the emergency room.  A sport like squash sees its fair number! Although still common practice few ankle sprains actually require an x-ray (a visit to emergency) but rarely do people or clinicians know to use the Ottawa ankle rules (tender to touch around the ankle [...]

By | 2020-08-24T18:18:24+00:00 July 22nd, 2020|Physiotherapy|0 Comments

A reflection from my time at home during COVID-19 

Like everyone on the planet COVID-19 affected our family. Not all the change however, was bad news. Yes I had to stop all in person physiotherapy (I moved some of my work virtually) but thankfully my wife could return to work and I could turn my energy to caring for our kids.  I know many families were forced to juggle work and kids from home, in some ways the forced simplicity of stopping work was [...]

By | 2020-07-17T13:18:32+00:00 July 16th, 2020|My thoughts|0 Comments

Reflections on Running

I started running a little more in late 2019 when my knee started hurting and I needed to back off from the squash court. It was fun to be learning something new again but by late winter I was playing more squash again. Things changed of course again in mid March, so my focus returned to running. The experience has given me a greater appreciation for how long it can take to get truly “comfortable” [...]

By | 2020-08-26T15:30:47+00:00 July 14th, 2020|Education, My thoughts, Physiotherapy|0 Comments