*This blog post does not serve as medical advice, rather to offer resources for those interested in learning more about recent updates in the area of concussive injuries. Recently, experts gathered to review concussion guidelines and propose areas that need further study. For a full report from the 5th international conference on concussion in … More 2017 Concussion Guidelines
We are born to walk. James Earls wrote a helpful text that thoroughly covers how to assess and analyze this most basic yet often undervalued movement. Check out “Born to Walk” if you are interested. Although I love walking, this blog post focusses on another favourite sport of many that also starts from the feet. … More Check your ankles!
Plank is a great exercise to build shoulder, core and low back stability. Our bodies move as co-ordinated, communicating beings, not individual segments that act independently. Therefore the practice of plank, which is typically seen as a core-strength exercise, can be more widely understood as an exercise that co-ordinates, fine-tunes and stabilizes the relationship between … More A closer look at plank.
Show your hips some love! Here’s a video I made with Mark Finch a few years ago. Key point: do your best to keep your spine neutral so that the stretch targets your hips (side and back of hips) and not your spine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3d2dY1Wot2w
Looks like the weather is drying up a bit and the sun may shine enough to dry the beautiful granite we are so fortunate to be surrounded by. It’s outdoor climbing season! Whether or not you are climbing indoors or outdoors, shoulder stability is something to work on once you start adding mileage and difficulty. … More Shoulder stability for rock climbers
I’m currently busy treating patients and learning about the world of websites, blogging, tags, gravatars and widgets. My own excitement is building as I gather information and ideas. This site will serve as a resource for patients and colleagues, and a source of inspiration for anyone wanting to move and feel better. Stay tuned!