health concerns and physiotherapy

Health Conditions and Concerns that Physiotherapy Can Address

By | Blog

Physiotherapy is a type of treatment that can help alleviate the unpleasant symptoms of certain health conditions and concerns. A physiotherapist can use a variety of manual techniques and guide you through certain exercises that may offer you the most beneficial results and return you to healthy living faster. Seeing a trained professional who practices physiotherapy in Vancouver may be…

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4 Exercises to Manage Back Pain

By | Blog, Low Back Pain, Chronic Pain

4 Exercises to Manage Back Pain If you suffer from chronic back pain because of bad posture, general muscle weakness or a certain medical condition, there are specific exercises that can offer you relief. Many of the best exercises for the back are designed to relieve pain by strengthening and increasing the flexibility of back muscles while promoting better posture….

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OUR CLINICS ARE RE-OPENING TUESDAY MAY 19, 2020 We are excited to announce that we will be re-opening all of our clinics Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Our focus is to keep you, and our painPRO family of healthcare professionals and support staff, safe and healthy. In order to do this, we have made a number of very important changes to…

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Mental Health Exercise Therapy

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Mental Health Exercise Therapy You may have heard that exercise can help reduce stress. But how? The science behind exercise and mental health is complex and the reasons can be multifactorial, but in short, it is believed that physical activity causes the brain to release hormones; particularly endorphins, dopamine and serotonin. The Effects of Exercise on Mental Conditions Endorphins have…

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Strength and Conditioning with Scotty Butcher

By | Food for thought, PainPRO News, Blog, Functional Fitness, Strength Training

The last weekend of February painPRO had the privilege of hosting a Strength and Conditioning course lead by Scotty Butcher. Scotty is a physiotherapist and guru in the strength and rehabilitation world, and he did not disappoint. It was so inspiring to see a room mixed with RMTS, Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Kinesiologists and other practitioners coming together, committed to developing exercise…

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painPRO and office ergonomics

The Truth About Office Ergonomics

By | Pain Info, Blog

What “Good Posture” Looks Like What is good posture? Is there such a thing? I like to educate my patients on office ergonomics by explaining that each bone and joint is designed to support a specific amount of pressure. When we are in a “neutral posture” the pressure placed on our joints is evenly distributed. Try it now: Sitting at…

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Using a kettlebell at the gym

How Hard Am I Working

By | Blog, PainPRO Sports, Strength Training

How Hard Am I Working? We all know the benefits of cardio exercise: better cardio-respiratory health, improved energy endurance, toning muscles,  and cutting fat. So, how hard should I be working? Thankfully, exercise intensity can be evaluated pretty easily. Talk Test Probably the easiest way to evaluate training intensity, the Talk Test simply looks at how much you can talk…

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