Humans of WestcoastSCI: Amy

Humans of WestcoastSCI: Amy

A teenage bright-eyed Amy, after a night of babysitting for a neighbour, would sit on the edge of her seat as the exhausted mother returning from work would tell her stories of nursing in ER. “She was always so tired, but always had this gleam in her eye. She’d be completely exhausted but she’s so happy”.

“If you don’t seek out a change then change isn’t going to happen.”

Gomae [Community of WestcoastSCI]

Gomae [Community of WestcoastSCI]

Kenton, one of our Humans of WestcoastSCI, has recently started a new venture to make healthy and sustainable food more accessible - Gomae!

Gomae is the first Zero Waste, Zero Time healthy meal service delivering entirely prepared meals in reusable containers for your week, partnering with with some of the best local Vancouver restaurants and food experts to prepare meals.

Balance Exercises Featuring the Strongboard

Balance Exercises Featuring the Strongboard

Balance uses visual, vestibular, and somatosensory (proprioception mainly) systems to maintain a line of gravity from a base of support, minimizing lateral sway from that equilibrium. Balance, an often over-looked component of fitness, is a skill that can be tested and improved in a range of ways. One such way that we advocate for is using an unstable surface or specially-designed tool, like the Strongboard Balance Board

Knee Pain: Everything You Kneed to Know

Knee Pain: Everything You Kneed to Know

The largest joint in the human body, it is a hinge joint of the lower extremities that allows flexion, extension, and slight internal/external rotation. Stresses of the knee include weight-bearing, extension-locking, and impacts, twists, and turns.

Importance of Scapular Stability

Importance of Scapular Stability

Your shoulder joint does not act in isolation to create movement in your arm. The muscles of your shoulder and scapula ( shoulder blade ) act together to create all movements of the arm. 

Often the importance of strengthening the muscles controlling the shoulder blade is forgotten. Having a strong, stable, and well moving scapula is important for all baseball, basketball, swimming, overhead lifting or any sport involving the arm. 

Importance of overhead mobility for weightlifting and throwing sports

Importance of overhead mobility for weightlifting and throwing sports

If you play and throwing sports or lift weights overhead shoulder mobility is extremely important. Check out this post on some tips for how to improve overhead shoulder mobility and why it is important.