Mindfulness & Health

Mindfulness & Health

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.

Physiotherapy: How to Get Started in 2019

Physiotherapy: How to Get Started in 2019

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?

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.