Learn a little more about our new co-op student, Taha Elramly.
Can you tell us one interesting fact about you?
I speak English, French, and Arabic. I’m actually the only one in my family not born and raised in Egypt. Oh and If I had to live off any food for the rest of my life it’d easily be sushi!
Do you have an area of specialization or interest?
Always having played and been a fan of more contact sports like rugby and mixed martial arts, I’m more in tune with strength training and power lifting than anything. Focusing on proper form and mind-muscle connection is the best way to start. Building on to that base with increased intensity as you grow is how you’re going to progress and end up doing what you never thought you could before.
Ever since discovering how my body adapts and changes for the better to whatever stress I give it, I have fallen in love with fitness and all different kinds of training. Being able to share what I know with those around me and help people reach their goals always brings a smile to my face and is why I love training others so much.
What’s one piece of advice you’d give to a new patient?
One big piece of advice I would give to anyone looking to improve their health in any way is to stay consistent. It’s easy to go through a routine once or twice but sticking with it for the long run is where you’re going to end up seeing real results.
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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.
In this month’s physiotherapy post, we explore Thoracic Kyphosis - an outward curvature of the thoracic vertebrae in the upper back. The systems, routines, and technologies we are immersed in on a daily basis can lead to a tendency towards thoracic kyphosis.
Health is like a smooth river rock; created by the habit of the river. You can put systems in place in your environment, routines, and life that can create exponential affects over time. Try incorporating some or all of these health tips at home and work and enjoy the benefits of the river!
Everything went black. Vows rang throughout the air, non-alcoholic champagne toasted to the newly weds, camera flashes loud like wedding bells, and a disjointed groomsmen speech making its way through tangled synapses of Kenton’s newly concussed brain.
There’s nothing like the exhilaration of skiing down some of the best runs in the world. Skiing and snowboarding season is upon us, and we are ecstatic to help you get prepared for the best season of your life!
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
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.