Benefits of These Simple Single-leg Stretches

Our 4th post of the month on getting your FOOT MECHANICS right and how it can help prevent various knee, foot, back issues Today, to wrap up that theme, we’re talking about SINGLE LEG EXERCISES. Jessica has put together some of our favourite ones to give to clients as warm-ups (everyone from our ‘super fit’ clients to our novice clients …

Things to Keep in Mind When Choosing Footwear

Hi guys! Finally did a video on what to keep in mind when you are choosing your shoes! Years ago I learned that the joint you’re experiencing pain at is likely NOT where the issue lies…rather it is likely the joint above the site of pain, or the joint below the site of pain. Since then, many case studies of …

Active Rehab Rates

Dear Clients & lawyers, Effective March 1 2019, our ICBC Active Rehab rates will be increasing to $85/hour. If the client is paying independently they will be responsible for the full $85/hour. If they have ICBC Part 7 coverage, they will be responsible for the remaining amount of $35. For questions regarding rate increase, please see our FAQ’s or feel …

Dehydration Symptoms (What If I Do Drink Enough Water?)

Good for you if you are drinking enough water.You’ll feel vibrant and full like this fun cactus. If not, here are some things to consider. If you are not drinking enough water and are wondering about dehydration symptoms – click one post back.  1) Water vs. Electrolytes? There is a process called osmosis which allows water to enter the cells. This …

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Dehydration Symptoms (What If I Don’t Drink Enough Water?)

Likely if you don’t drink enough water and are dehydrated, you’ll look & feel like the cactus in this picture  The list of dehydration symptoms I’ve compiled in my head over the years is never ending. (the latest and most interesting one for me at the moment is the last one ) Here is how your body may respond to …

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Dehydration Symptoms (How Much Water Should I Drink?)

A Question we get asked all the time – How much water should I drink? There are several factors to consider, so let’s get into it! 1. What type of foods are you eating. Meats require a lot of breakdown (chemical breakdown requires water) , high fiber foods require water to allow the fiber to move through your intestine. If …

5 Must-Know Pieces of Info For Your Health (Learned during my FST Certification)

Last week I was in Arizona for the training to become a Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist. I’m excited to bring it back to Vancouver to help you with your movement challenges, things you want to improve, fitness goals, injury rehabilitation, and other pain in the butt issues you can’t seem to get rid of. As I always knew Fascial Stretch …

Toe and Foot Stretches to Help You Walk Properly

Take your shoes off anytime and try these stretches. Tip – they can be done seated  We’re always busy stretching our hips etc so today’s Try’s This Tuesday we have foot and toe stretches which are often where various issues such as knee pain, hip tightness, low back, shoulder, and neck pain actually stem from. (If you missed our previous …

WTF is Fascia?

  Is it possible the pain in your neck is actually coming from the fallen arches in your feet?      Is it plausible the partial reason for your bloating, gas, constipation, or that anxiety you feel is partially due to the lack of movement in the FASCIA surrounding your ribcage /diaphragm / and intestines. Poor fascial health has so …

How to Walk Properly – 2 Things to Keep in Mind

In our 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s, our joints tend to stiffen up (even if we’re active…, we’re human). Unless we take dedicated time to improve our ankle and foot mobility, chances are – the way we walk has adapted to this new (lesser) mobility…. Which then leads to various issues – knee pain, back pain, ankle tightness, plantar fasciatis, heel …