March is Nutrition Month and at Westcoast SCI, we believe in unlocking the potential of food to fuel and heal the body as well as prevent illnesses.
Michelle Tremblay is the founder of MPower Lives Company, a company focused on health and wellness strategies, mindfulness, social emotional learning and leadership development. We got the opportunity to meet with Michelle to learn more about her and MPower Lives and introduce her to the StrongBoard Balance!
Feeling that post-holiday stress?
The holiday season can bring strong emotions, reduced energy and general stress for many of us. It's helpful to Recognize stressors, so that we can Respond instead of Reacting. When you recognize that you are feeling stressed, you can use mindfulness practices to calm and reset the nervous system.
Starting in January, come see Westcoast SCI Therapists for one-on-one and small group sessions on Mindfulness, Pilates, and Yoga.
While most people have heard of physiotherapy, there are still plenty who don’t know exactly what a physiotherapist does. If you are in pain and you’ve never had physiotherapy before, or if you have had a bad experience in the past, it can be difficult to know who to turn to for advice. You might be concerned whether it will make your pain worse, or will it even work?
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.”
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.
We have been nominated for the Top Choice Awards 2018!
Vote here by January 2, 2019
We have been nominated for another year for the Poco Biz Awards!
Vote here by November 8, 2018!
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