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Do I need core training for squash??

Core training has been a buzz word for years and was an area I focused on during my time as a personal trainer. I now realize our obsession with "core training" was misguided. Every movement we do requires our core to stabilize and provide a base to generate movement and power. If you think you need core training to improve your game  first identify what your training needs are. From this starting point an appropriate [...]

By | 2019-01-15T22:54:13+00:00 January 15th, 2019|Health questions answered, Physiotherapy, Squash Performance Videos|0 Comments

The January Challenge

There are three main goals of the challenge To get in touch (not obsess) with what you are eating To offer exercise options and implement them consistently To help kickstart good exercise and eating habits What you get A place to track your food. I will look this overly weekly and provide reflective feedback Weekly workouts that can be done outdoors or in the gym Support. Ask me questions - if I don’t know I [...]

By | 2019-01-14T22:22:21+00:00 January 14th, 2019|Education, Food|0 Comments

What to do with a break in the squash season

As the winter break approaches it is important to consider how to use this time to best improve your game and physical health. First things first. Reflect on your first half of the season. What went well. What needs work? What are you hoping for in the second half of the season? What does time permit during the busy winter schedule? Is their a nagging injury you need to address? Once you have completed the [...]

By | 2019-01-15T19:05:25+00:00 December 15th, 2018|My thoughts|0 Comments

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is physio (physiotherapy)? It is the application of exercise, education, and empowerment to facilitate the healing process in patients. Physiotherapists work with people of all ages through pain, injury, neurological and cardiorespiratory conditions. Like no other medical profession we promote health living through exercise, nutrition, sleep and stress management. We strive to be experts in exercise prescription and injury management. Why do you work as physiotherapist? I love promoting exercise as medicine. The body [...]

By | 2018-12-05T17:28:40+00:00 November 27th, 2018|My thoughts|0 Comments

Direct Billing Announcement

If you have insurance coverage I now bill the insurance companies directly. Just bring your policy and ID number and I file the claim. If there is a residual I will charge the remainder to your credit card. It means one less step for you. I take insurance claims for Pacific Blue Cross, Great West Life, Sun Life, and many other major insurance providers. I hope this new service makes a difference to your experience [...]

By | 2018-12-05T17:30:10+00:00 November 20th, 2018|Physiotherapy|0 Comments

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 | 2018-12-05T17:32:36+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