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GLA:D Program Summer Session

June 2nd, 2020 • written by • in Uncategorized • • Add a comment »

If you have suspected Osteoarthritis or have stiffness and pain in either your hips or knees you need to check out Physio Coral Koke’s upcoming class! The GLAD® program was originally launched in Denmark in 2013. Since this time there have been over 30,000 people through the program across Denmark with the results showing a reduction in symptoms of 32%.

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6 Week Virtual Pilates: Primed for Sport Class

June 2nd, 2020 • written by • in Exercises, Physiotherapy, Uncategorized, Women’s Health • • Add a comment »

Virtual Program Led by Pilates & Sport/Orthopedic Physio Diane Rizzardo Program Start Date: June 16th 2020 Live Primed for Sport Pilates Workouts: Tuesdays 7:15-8:15 PM Book Online HERE Program Includes: A weekly “Live 60-minute Primed for Sport Pilates Workout” Workouts can be done anywhere, anytime! At home, the Park,  the beach! Access to each weeks workout for the entire week – Don’t worry if you miss the “Live workout” you can do it at a time that suits you!

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Strength Training at Home

May 15th, 2020 • written by • in Exercises • • Add a comment »

Strength Training During Quarantine During these unprecedented times many of us are either: i) working from home in a suboptimal work environment and/or ii) filling our days with DIY home improvements, gardening, or exploring our local neighborhoods safely on a run, walk or bike. However, what we don’t recognize is that that these activities place the body into postural positions that we are unaccustomed to for prolonged periods of time, which can lead to discomfort or worse, the development of a longer standing injury.

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Coreshorts – Back by popular demand!

May 15th, 2020 • written by • in Equiptment • • Add a comment »

If you suffer from low back, pelvic, hip or groin injuries and are active, you don’t want to miss this article! It is a pleasure for me, Greg Bay PT, to connect with many of the trusted clients at Metrotown Orthopaedic and Sports Physiotherapy. I am the creator of a compression support garment called CoreshortsTM and a Physiotherapy graduate from UBC with your clinic leader Marc Rizzardo.

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Prenatal and Postpartum Upper Body Pilates Workout

May 15th, 2020 • written by • in Uncategorized • • Add a comment »

Every new or expecting mom can relate to having all sorts of new aches and pains through her upper body. With an ever changing body, new baby, carseats, cribs, strollers not to mention breastfeeding, it’s no wonder that your upper back and neck will often get sore. Here you’ll get a 12 minute gentle workout that focuses on opening up the chest, and building strength through your arms and shoulders to prepare yo for the lifting you’ll be doing.

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Getting back into Golf!

May 15th, 2020 • written by • in Uncategorized • • Add a comment »

Golf is Back! … But take it slow and easy at first    With the various health authorities now allowing the public to use golf as a socially distanced activity, we strongly recommend that you take this opportunity to dust off the putter, driver and pitching wedge and get back to golf. 

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Clinic Reopening Protocols: May 19th

May 15th, 2020 • written by • in Facilities • • Add a comment »

We have been closely following how our Provincial and National Health Authorities have guided physiotherapy clinics on the best strategies to keep our patients safe while also welcoming them back into the clinic for treatments.  We will be open for BOTH in-clinic and virtual physiotherapy appointments starting May 19th 2020.  The clinic may look slightly different but we can promise that you will still receive the highest quality of care. 

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Stretches Before Playing Catch With The Kids

April 27th, 2020 • written by • in Uncategorized • • Add a comment »

Stretch Before That First Throw Spring is here and it’s baseball season. However, with COVID-19 and all of us practicing social distancing you may not have had the chance to hit the baseball diamond for any throwing, batting or team play. To break the boredom and to get some exercise, your son or daughter may have shouted out “Mom/dad, let’s go out and play catch in the yard”.

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Gardening – Getting into the Garden the Right Way

April 27th, 2020 • written by • in Physiotherapy, Uncategorized • • Add a comment »

  THE DO’S AND DON’TS OF GARDENING With a number of people taking up activities they usually don’t have time to do, gardening has become a favourite past-time in this pandemic crisis.  That is fantastic! Fresh air, you are outside, and you are being active.  Just a few precautions you need to be aware of so that you don’t need to call us due to a sore joint, muscle or ligament that you have inadvertently damaged.

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