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So you have a Sports Injury? What you need to know.

What we know about tissue healing from Sports Injuries. The absence of pain does not mean an injury has fully healed.  In some injuries, repair tissue matures as slow as 1% to 2% a week. During this time, as repair tissue matures and remodels,…
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The inside track: Reflections of a Physiotherapist

The Sweet spot It’s interesting how our thought processes change over time. Evidence based practice (EBP) has evolved over the years with debates and pendulum swings in how each entity interprets this concept. What we are really searching…
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Developing Confidence in Sport

www.thesportinmind.com/articles/understanding-confidence-in-sport Confidence is best considered a belief a person has about their ability to execute a specific task successfully (e.g., a penalty kick in rugby) in order to obtain a certain outcome…
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Exercise and the Brain: A winning team

“The best way to improve mental performance, is to improve physical performance” – Tim Ferriss¹ So, how does exercise improve learning and memory?Learning requires repeated connection and communication between neurons in a process known…
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Enjoy Golf: Prevent injury and play better

Golf requires much more athletic ability than many imagine Golf is a sport with many health and wellbeing benefits. A reported 60 million people of all ages play golf across the world, sometimes into their 80s and 90s. The health benefits have…
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Baseball Injuries: How to prevent.

Crucial Tips for Parents of Little League Players –Angela Gordon, PT, DSc, MPT, COMT, OCS, ATC, FMS Lead physical therapist for the Washington Nationals Baseball team & NAIOMT Guest Faculty Member As the little league season is upon us,…
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Back Pain and Golfing

  If you’re shouting “Aaargh!” during your golf game instead of “Fore!” you might be experiencing golf-related lower back pain. It’s not only affecting your game, but hurting your mobility and your comfort level both on and…
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Reaching your fitness goals

11. Reaching Your Fitness Goals Individuals of all ages set goals to exercise more and increase fitness levels. As we begin working towards our  goals, we wanted to offer some tips and suggestions for ways to stay active as you age. Running…
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Spring into 2015 : Put your best foot forward.

Jogging gained enormous popularity in the 1970s as a great form of cardiovascular fitness. Since then running has become one of the most popular form of physical fitness in Canada- particularly in Greater Victoria Whether you run on an indoor…
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Tune Up to Run Well

Your Body on a Running Regimen A running regimen often reveals the body’s inefficiencies or misalignment. For example, improper foot alignment can cause hip pain, or improper hip alignment can cause knee pain. Your physiotherapist at Saanichton…