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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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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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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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Effective Sitting Posture for the Office

By | Pain Info, Blog

  Proper Sitting Posture   If you work in an office, you have probably used a standing desk or an ergonomic chair before. Posture has been a hot topic of discussion in recent years. There is no shortage of advice to be found about proper sitting posture. There are dozens of products that can be purchased with the promise of…

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5 Tips to Kayaking With Proper Form

By | Blog, PainPRO Sports

  Kayaking is a Year-Round Activity Even though it is winter in Vancouver, kayaking is still a great way to spend a clear day out on the water. You may be thinking that kayaking is pretty self-explanatory and does not require much instruction, but just like any other activity, there are proper ways to paddle that will reduce the incidence…

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