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“There is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving.” Henry Drummond, Canadian poet 1851-1860

Since part of our commitment to the community is giving back, one of our goals is to provide more information to the community about the many ways we benefit North Vancouver in particular and Vancouver in general. We have a fantastic new location at 340 Brooksbank Ave where we are offering a dedicated gym space, sound-shielded massage rooms and a more easily accesible location across from Park and Tilford mall.

Below are some of the recent public events we’ve hosted and athletic achievements of our physiotherapists, staff, patients, and supporters.

 

Our very own Rosalind Ferry has released the second edition of her book, The Posture Pain Fix. More information about Ros as an author can be found here!

 

Avoid Backpack Induced Pain

Although backpacks are an excellent way to carry books, binders, lunch, running shoes and other items for school or recreation, they can be a source of temporary discomfort and eventually serious soreness. Overloaded or improperly worn backpacks can lead to poor posture, cause stress on the soft tissue in your neck and back and put […]

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Leaf Out Pain and Strain

While raking can be a good way to enjoy moderate exercise, too much twisting, reaching, bending, lifting and carrying bags of leaves can put excessive stress on your spine, which can lead to back strain or more serious injuries. Before starting, our experienced physiotherapists have several suggestions for ways to avoid injury. You should start […]

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The Dirty Words Of Golf Injuries

Brian Lane, BScPT, CAFCI Deep Cove Physiotherapy Despite popular opinion among golfers, the worst three words to hear on the golf course are not “You’re still away”, but the oft-heard “Ouuu! My back!” No matter which foursome you’re with, the topic of back pain will come up every round. It is as certain as sin […]

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Too Much Running

It’s that time of the year again! As Vancouverites gear up for this year’s Sun Run, 1/2 and full marathons, running injuries in a doctor’s offices and physiotherapy clinics increase. The most common running injuries are from overuse: plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis, shin splints, IT band syndrome, and anterior knee pain – all of which […]

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Batter Up!!!

With spring training right around the corner it is time to start thinking about getting in shape for baseball in all its various forms: hardball, softball and slo-pitch. All involve a game that features periods of inactivity with sudden spurts of intense action. This combination means a need for: Cardiovascular fitness – Get at least […]

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Laptops and Stress

There’s a downside to our being in a wireless world. More and more people are suffering from pain resulting from working directly at their laptops. Musculoskeletal disorders are now one of the most common causes of severe long-term pain and physical disability and are one of the biggest health problems facing mobile workers today.   […]

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Aquatic Rehabilitation

Aquatics have endless benefits to aid rehabilitation since it provides an environment for safe exercise. Water has properties (buoyancy and hydrostatic pressure to name two) that allow us to do more than is possible on land. Exercising in water aids in restoring range of motion, flexibility, balance and strength, improves sport specific performance and helps […]

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Fitness Resolutions

HAPPY NEW YEAR! MAYBE IT’S TIME FOR A FITNESS RESOLUTION We hope your holidays were filled with laughter, joy and lots of activity. We  wish you a healthy 2014, and it’s not too late for us to help you make that wish come true. The key?  Make a resolution to enhance your fitness in ’14 and  […]

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All About Osteoarthritis

About one in ten Canadians suffer from osteoarthritis (OA), a disorder that occurs when the composition of our joint cartilage changes so that it has less water content, losing its ability to absorb weight-bearing forces. Over time, especially after age 40, this cartilage frays and becomes rough. This causes pain or stiffness in a joint, […]

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