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4 Useful Exercises for Mountain Bikers with Back Pain

4 Useful Exercises for Mountain Bikers with Back Pain
Do you struggle with back stiffness, discomfort, or fatigue when out mountain biking?. This is a common complaint that can crop up when out on the trails. While back pain is multifactorial, in this instance it can point to a lack of endurance in our core and ‘posterior chain’ muscles. These posterior chain muscles include our hamstrings, glutes, back extensors, and lats, and are very important to help hold us up in a strong, athletic stance while riding. Our core muscles are another...
Posted on 2022-08-10

Don’t Let Your Pack Hurt Your Back

Don’t Let Your Pack Hurt Your Back
There is nothing worse than being ten kilometers into a hike and starting to feel a jarring pain in your lower back or shoulders. Before you go hiking, you should make sure that you have a properly fitting backpack and that you have customized the different straps to fit you. Hopefully these tips will help you adjust your backpack accordingly, so that you can hike all day long in the backcountry without being dragged down by your backpack! 2: Hip Belt  Your hip belt is the most important ...
Posted on 2022-06-28

Pelvic Pain Awareness Month - Here's the Basics

Pelvic Pain Awareness Month - Here's the Basics
Did you know that May is Pelvic Pain Awareness Month? As someone who has suffered from pelvic pain in the past, I am very passionate about raising awareness about this often debilitating condition that many women and men experience, but are hesitant to discuss. Pelvic pain can have significant consequences on an individual’s physical, mental and social well-being and I am honoured to work as a pelvic health physiotherapist to help people learn about the causes of their pelvic pain and wo...
Posted on 2022-04-28

What's the Best Way to Prepare for Activities After a Baby?

What's the Best Way to Prepare for Activities After a Baby?
When the days get longer and signs of spring are in the air, my mind starts to drift toward running, biking and hiking activities. Living in Calgary, we are very fortunate to have access to amazing spaces to enjoy sports and recreation! Spring is the season many of my pregnant and postpartum patients get the itch to move more as well. I often get asked at this time of year about expectations for getting back to activities like running races and mountain biking. Personally, I remember spending m...
Posted on 2022-04-28

Acute Injury Rehabilitation

Acute Injury Rehabilitation
Acute Sport Injuries: "What Should I Do and How Do I Return to Activity?" As the Athletic Therapist at the Calgary Police Services headquarters, I work with a variety of clients including desk workers, active/ex Police Officers, and a large portion of recruits working their way through the physical demands of training. In most cases, my team is working towards getting our clients back to the high-level demands of their job, training, and/or recreational activities and sports. I had the great op...
Posted on 2021-12-17
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