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My thoughts on improving flexibility for your sport.

Each sport has unique demands. Certain require greater strength, rugby, while others more flexibility, gymnastics.  As you take stock of your abilities and assess your training needs you may find you lack in certain areas. I am strong advocate for leveraging coaches, they can help identify weaknesses in your game and a strength coach or physio can help you develops them (if they aren’t tactical / skill based - which is of course better offered [...]

By | 2019-04-09T20:13:32+00:00 April 9th, 2019|My thoughts|0 Comments

Your Monthly Dose: February

By | 2019-03-21T17:38:37+00:00 March 21st, 2019|My thoughts|0 Comments

Welcome baby Mackenzie

By | 2019-03-21T17:32:52+00:00 March 19th, 2019|My thoughts|0 Comments

Growing our sport

Just a few weeks ago, while the snow blustered outside the VRC, we revved up, engaged and had 20 high school students sweating in their first introduction to squash. Imagine an opportunity to inspire youth to be healthy through your own sport. Imagine building a bigger and more inclusive community around squash. I think these two statements can become a reality but it will require a belief in our sport of squash. According to Squash [...]

By | 2019-03-05T21:10:54+00:00 March 5th, 2019|My thoughts|0 Comments

2019 Learning Plan

I like to think I have been selective with the courses I have taken…but sadly I jumped on the dry needling band wagon and spent a lot of money on a treatment I no longer use. To see why I have moved away from this modality see my two blogs, here and here and this article written by John Quinter.  Whether you are a new grad or a seasoned therapist, reflecting on your needs and [...]

By | 2019-01-30T18:23:15+00:00 January 30th, 2019|My thoughts|0 Comments

January 2019 Monthly Dose

By | 2019-01-30T18:25:15+00:00 January 15th, 2019|My thoughts|0 Comments

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