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Overhead Sports - Are You Ready?

Overhead Sports - Are You Ready?
Sports Are Back! Are Your Shoulders Ready?. With public health restrictions in Alberta easing, many of us will have the opportunity to start playing some of our favorite summer sports very soon. Several of these sports may involve what is referred to as ‘overhead’ skills such as throwing in softball or football, spiking/serving in volleyball, serving/attacking in tennis and even front/back crawl during swimming. These skills are referred to as ‘overhead’ for obvious re...
Posted on 2021-07-17

How Much Rest is Too Much, Post-Concussion?

How Much Rest is Too Much, Post-Concussion?
What is the right amount of rest after a concussion?. Up until recent years, “rest” post-concussion has been interpreted as isolating yourself in a dark room, avoiding electronics, and limiting all sources of light, noise, school and work. However, there is no definitive research to support complete, prolonged bed rest after sustaining a concussion. More studies are showing that full physical and cognitive rest over a prolonged amount of time does not improve recovery time, and that...
Posted on 2021-06-17

So It's Your First Mother's Day?

So It's Your First Mother's Day?
So it’s your first Mother’s Day? First of all, congratulations! . Becoming a mother is one of the most significant physical and psychological changes a woman will ever experience and the shift in identity is profound. As a pelvic health physiotherapist, I am so honoured to be a part of so many women's journeys to and through motherhood.  Postpartum starts on Day 1 but does not end at your 6 week check up when you are discharged from your maternity care. Pos...
Posted on 2021-05-06

What is Blood Flow Restriction Training For?

What is Blood Flow Restriction Training For?
Blood Flow Restriction Training (BFRT). What is BFRT? BFRT is a type of resistance training that involves reducing blood flow into a limb and restricting venous blood flow (blood returning to the heart) out of the limb with a pressure cuff while doing low load resistance training. As a result, BFRT allows an individual to resistance train at a low load, but accomplish similar strength gains to a heavy resistance program, which in a rehabilitation setting is important since most patients are un...
Posted on 2021-04-28

What Does Appropriate Rest Look Like?

What Does Appropriate Rest Look Like?
Finding the ideal balance between rest and training is an important factor for athletic performance, as well as for preventing burn-out and overtraining.  Here is how athletes can make the most of their rest time, even when rest is limited. Re-establish a regular sleep schedule and good sleep hygiene habits, including a calming bed-time routine. Devote time to an activity that is beneficial to your mental health, such as talking to a family member or close friend. For short rest period...
Posted on 2021-03-12
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