Sometimes the best way to soothe your aches and pains is to get active again. You can start feeling better by taking advantage of any of Coquitlam’s many indoor and outdoor recreational activities.
Here are five activities recommended by painPRO— a clinic that provides massage therapy and physiotherapy in Vancouver and Burnaby, and that just opened a new location in Coquitlam in February 2023.
1. City Centre Aquatic Complex
No matter what the weather is doing outside, you can take a refreshing swim at the city’s aquatic complex. Generous operational hours make this indoor facility available from early morning to evening.
Exercising in water is often appropriate for people receiving physiotherapy. Swimming laps in the Olympic-sized pool provides you with a low-impact cardio workout. If that sounds too intense, unwind in the lazy river, play in the wave pool, or warm up in the dry sauna or steam room.
2. Buntzen Lake hiking
This 4.8 km long lake is just under a 20-minutes drive from Coquitlam, and its exposure to the open air and fragrant forests is certain to lift your mood.
Numerous hiking and mountain bike trails surround the lake. Some trails are more demanding than others. If you’re undergoing physiotherapy, choose a trail appropriate to your current fitness level.
3. Walking around Lafarge Lake
Reboot your brain with a soothing stroll around Lafarge Lake, located just outside of the Lafarge Lake-Douglas SkyTrain station. You can even fit a walk on this easy trail into a lunch break.
4. Yoga classes
The benefits of yoga have made it popular for both fitness and wellness. The poses work your muscles and improve flexibility. The strategic breathing performed during yoga eases stress.
For these reasons, yoga studios proliferate in town. You can sign up for an ongoing class or join walk-in sessions when they are available.
5. Bicycling in Coquitlam
The city actively encourages people to use their bicycles for fitness and transportation. Riding your bike is often something you can do in the later stages of recovering from an injury.
With 109 km of bike trails in the city, one shouldn’t be too far from your home. In the southwest part of town, try the new King Albert greenway that connects Blue Mountain and Mundy Parks.
New painPRO clinic
The newest painPRO location welcomes new patients. If an injury, arthritis or fatigue have reduced your quality of life, physiotherapy in Coquitlam could put you back on your feet so you can continue to enjoy your life to the fullest.