Back to School Time: Backpack Safety The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America warn that wearing a backpack that is too heavy may cause injury. They provide the following tips: Carry no more than 15-20 percent of their body weight. Use both shoulder straps and adjust them to […]
Do you experience dizzy spells, or often feel off balance? Have you stopped participating in some of your favourite activities for fear of falling? Does the room spin on you when you roll over in bed or get up too fast? If you answered yes to any of these questions you are not alone. It’s […]
Here are some top questions a physiotherapist gets about our Physiotherapy profession! What is a physiotherapist? Physiotherapists are health care providers who assist with the treatment of injuries, illness or disability. They have in-depth knowledge on how the body works; and can assess, diagnose and treat injury and disease, and its associated symptoms. The goal of […]
So you have been told that you need a new knee? Or maybe a new hip? Don’t despair. That’s good news! It means you have lived a robust and active life. Think of your body like a car. Those older, shiny, rust-free cars with low mileage have gone nowhere. They have sat in the driveway. […]
Physiotherapist Demian Carson offers a few tips to keep cross-country skiers safe and out of pain on the trails this winter.
The ski season has begun! Despite its mild climate,Vernon is a world-class ski destination with Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre and Silver Star Mountain Resort a short drive from town. Now is a good time to optimize your preparation for a happy and injury-free season. Here are five tips to a successful start. 1. Build up […]
Summer is in full swing. Vernon is a prime location for watersports — gorgeous lakes on the edge of town and awesome weather! Over the last couple of years, you have most likely seen an increasing number of people paddling on a board, either standing or kneeling. Paddle boarding (or SUP for Stand Up Paddle […]
What the heck is pickleball? It’s a funny name for a sport. But it’s no laughing matter. Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in North America. In a nutshell: it’s a hybrid racquet sport. Emphasis on “hybrid.” The uniquely named sport is often described as a fusion of tennis, badminton and ping pong. […]
A Vernon physiotherapist explains the difference between injury or just simply muscle soreness — Delayed Onset of Muscle Soreness (DOMS).
Have the winter blues? Make friends with old man Winter, and snowshoe! It’s probably the easiest snow sport to learn. People of all ages and abilities can enjoy snowshoeing. How many sporting activities can boast that mom, dad, grandparents and kids can all get fit together? Some trails even allow Rover! There is a common […]