What is Physiotherapy Treatment?

Physiotherapy is most often confused with occupational therapy. However, these professions are actually very different. Physiotherapy focuses on improving the patient’s ability to move their body. Whereas occupational therapy focuses on improving the patient’s ability...

Lower Back and Hip Stretches

Lower Back and Hip Stretches Sometimes, you want to lie down and let your muscles relax. You want to work in the garden, but your back is saying no. There are times you want to carry your grandkids or pets but your back is not cooperating. For some, lower back pain is...

Kinesiology vs Physiotherapy

Kinesiology vs Physiotherapy If you’re a senior who is not involved in activities to continually develop muscle strength and conditioning or someone in your 20s or 30s who has problems with mobility, you should seek healthcare professionals who can help you get back...

3 Box or Park Bench Exercises to Activate your Lower Body Muscles

How do I build my lower body muscles? Plyometric exercises are powerful aerobic exercises that can be used to increase your speed, endurance, and strength. They involve you having to exert your muscles to their maximum potential for a short period of time. These three...

3 Wall Squat Variations you can do at Home

Do wall squats build muscle? Wall squats are a compound exercise because it works multiple muscle groups, so you are gaining a lot for the work you put in! These 3 variations go beyond the fundamental muscle groups and really works on engaging additional muscles....

3 TRX/Suspension Trainer Exercises for any Fitness Level

Why is TRX Suspension Training unique? Including TRX Suspension Trainers changes exercise into a challenge for your core. Gravity and bodyweight are used as a resistance to build strength, balance and coordination. There are benefits to using total body resistance...

3 Push Up Variations to Activate your Upper Body Muscles

Different kinds of push ups We are going to be moving away from a standard push up to activate more muscles in your body in this post. A simple variation can alter the way muscles work together while strengthening and stabilizing them in the process. These are perfect...

3 Bodyweight Exercises (You’ve Never Seen Before!)

How can I build my body without weights? These exercises combine variations of movements to maximize their effectiveness for your body. Each exercise can be done with no weight, making it perfect for at home! This workout can increase your strength and stability in...

4 Exercises for Back and Core Muscles Strengthening

How do you strengthen your back and core? As promised, this week I will share some of the exercises Stefanie provided me with to strengthen my back and core muscles! Please note: these exercises were prescribed in specificity to the level of severity of my injury....

3 Bodyweight Hamstring Exercises (Minimal Equipment Required)

Do I need to train my hamstrings? Training your hamstrings is important because they are used very frequently in daily life, from bending your knees to walking and running. If your hamstrings are weak, it can cause back, knee or even foot pain. Here are 3 bodyweight...

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Initial Physiotherapy Assessment: Intro to Biopsychosocial Model

Initial Physiotherapy Assessment: Intro to Biopsychosocial Model

On today’s blog I will be discussing my very first physiotherapy assessment with Tom! Now, something you may not know is that an initial physio session usually consists of a lot of discussion and questions, rather than exercises. While key questions about past history and life are needed, my physiotherapist Tom has spoke on how taking a more inquisitive approach can be much more effective.

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Anj’s Road to Recovery: An Introduction

Anj’s Road to Recovery: An Introduction

Anjali is a 2nd/3rd year Kinesiology student at the University of British Columbia. She is currently working a co-op term here at Westcoast SCI as a Patient Experience Specialist. She will also be working on a blog series called Anj’s Road to Recovery, where she will be focusing on her own knee injuries and working with our physiotherapists on her road to recovery!

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Top 3 Ways to Manage Stress

Top 3 Ways to Manage Stress

Stress is something that we all deal with. A good amount of stress (or eustress) is healthy. However, there are many things that can shift that healthy amount of stress into distress. There are a ton of ways we can try to monitor our stress, here are our top 3 ways to manage stress.

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