Winter is just around the corner which means slippery sidewalks and uneven walkways, both a potential source of ankle sprains, knee and lower back pain. So before the snow flies here are a few tips to keep fit and injury free this winter whether you are just out for a walk or want to continue […]
Vernon high school athletes can practise prevention to avoid injuries.
🍁 I love Fall 🍁 Warm sweaters, delicious apples, the popular pumpkin-spiced Latte…and leaves. Lotsa leaves. Raking becomes a part of everyone’s weekend “to-do” list. It can be quite enjoyable, but it also can be tireless work involving repetitive movements of bending, reaching, twisting and lifting. All of these movements done for long periods of […]
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 […]