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.
Monday: 8:00am - 4:00pm (Port Coquitlam)
Tuesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm (Port Coquitlam)
Wednesday: 12:30pm - 7:30pm (Port Coquitlam)
Thursday: 10:00am - 3:00pm (Vancouver)
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.
We’re happy to be featured at Vancity’s Pinetree Community branch, February 26 to March 11! Visit the showcase to find out how you can witn 3 FREE personal training sessions!
Ready to start up running season? Want to improve your running speed and endurance?
At WestcoastSCI, our Physiotherapists offer one-on-one individualized running assessments focused on addressing injuries and correcting form.
Mental health is an important part of your physical health and personal well-being, and regular exercise is one of the most effective ways to improve your mental health.
Meet Geraldine, she’s a Registered Physiotherapist at Westcoast SCI that also teaches yoga, pilates and mindfulness.
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!
Meet Tanya, she’s Westcoast SCI’s Office Manager, a mother of two and one of our personal fitness training clients.
Pain is Complex!
Modern pain science focuses on the biopsychosocial model of pain, which posits that our qualitative experience of pain is an holistic combination of biological, psychological, and social factors,
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?