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Raz Chan Wins Big at Las Vegas IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship

Raz Chan recently participated in the IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship in Las Vegas. Raz contacted Alfred in April 2009 for Fascial Stretch Therapy. Raz’s sessions have improved his hip flexibility, which enables him to get in and out of tight positions without injury, as well as speeding up his recovery from intense Jiu-Jitsu training.   He […]

Light to Moderate Exercise Proven to Benefit Epileptics

Is the fear of seizures preventing you from participating in physical activity? Numerous studies have proven exercise to be beneficial for epileptics, in some cases preventing or decreasing intensity of seizures. Research proves benefits. Gamma-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) is a neurotransmitter which acts as a natural anticonvulsant. GABA is an inhibitor neurotransmitter, meaning it reduces the […]

Beth McNeil Wins Gold with U20 Canadian Women’s Rugby

Lifemoves client Beth McNeil recently participated as a member of the U20 Canadian Women’s Rugby Team in the North American Caribbean Rugby Association Tournament in the Bahamas from August 14 – 21, 2010. They fought through tough competition to meet the United States in the finals. They took the NACRA title with a 6-3 win […]

Training Respiratory Muscles to Increase Endurance

Recent discussion on the Grouse Grind® Facebook page made me curious as to whether or not Alternating Nostril Breathing (ANB) or Respiratory Muscle Training (RMT) could lead to faster times up the mountain. The ultimate goal in endurance events is to be able to move faster at lower heart rates and lower ventilation rates while […]

9 Stretches and Exercises for Scoliosis to Move with Ease

scolosis xray

Stop scoliosis from restricting you from participating in your favourite activities. Eliminate imposed barriers by increasing strength and mobility through properly performing simple exercises.What is Scoliosis? Scoliosis is a lateral curvature of the spine or vertebral rotation. Scoliosis may result in neurological complications, arthritis, and lung and heart problems depending on its form and severity. […]

Lifemoves Raises $300 During First Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser

Lifemoves’ Kinesiologists raised nearly $300 in their first fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Canada. On July 10, the front reception area of Steve Nash Fitness World was decked out with balloons and tables with information on Cystic Fibrosis. Sponsored Athlete and double lung transplant recipient Margaret Benson also allowed us to display her […]

Why Sport Conditioning is for Everyone

Sport conditioning can be equally beneficial for athletes and non-athletes alike. The term sport conditioning describes a particular way of training the body, not that it is necessarily just for elite athletes, weekend warriors or recreational participants. This approach to training is excellent for everyone because it is functional, practical and can be very enjoyable. […]

How Kinesiologists Contribute to Successful Active Rehabilitation

Kinesiologists are gaining more recognition for their important contributions to helping people with chronic medical conditions, disabilities or musculoskeletal injuries, stay active for life. Working towards achieving the strength and movement you once possessed can be challenging. Since our bodies work as kinetic chains, injury or damage to one aspect throws it off as a […]

June 4th Fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis

Lifemoves-sponsored athlete Margaret Benson is a Cystic Fibrosis survivor thanks to a double lung transplant she received in December of 1999. Eleven years after her life-saving surgery, she and her husband are taking to the road on a tandem bike to raise much needed funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in the 5th Annual GearUp4CF […]

Lifemoves Welcomes Two Junior Kinesiologists

Update Oct 09, 2015  Sahba, Brielle and Nicole no longer work at Lifemoves. Lifemoves is growing. We welcomed two Junior Kinesiologists in conjunction with Move for Health Day. Brielle Perler and Nicola Faloon (middle, right to left) are both university students completing degrees in Human Kinetics and Kinesiology. Leah Grossmith, who recently graduated from Wilfrid Laurier, […]

Sahba Seifi Completes Kinesiology Master’s Degree

Update 09/17/2015. Sahba now lives and works in Seattle, Washington. Lifemoves congratulates practicing Kinesiologist, Sahba Seifi who recently completed her Master of Science with an emphasis in Cardiac Rehabilitation from Simon Fraser University. During the last three years, Sahba helped many clients with a variety of acute and/or chronic conditions. While focusing on Active Rehabilitation […]

How to Save with the HST

The HST is coming. The new harmonized sales tax is in full effect on July 1st, 2010. Clients are asking how this affects their payments for sessions. Renew by the end of day on April 30th to save 7%. In an effort to curb pre-payments, the government instituted a new rule that Lifemoves just found […]

Learning to Relieve Trigger Points in the Neck and Shoulders

Senior Man Stretching After Run Sun

Through education and years of experience Alfred has learned how to alleviate trigger points in the neck, shoulders and upper-back to reduce pain associated with soft tissue. William Nunh’s on Trigger Point and techniques for Migraines and Shoulder Pain course was a follow up to two course that he took last September. The class was small enough […]

An Engaging Exploration of Upper Body Flexibility

Reduce Neck Pain with Office Stretches

In August 2008, Alfred attended the Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) Level II Lower Body workshop in Arizona. Using the techniques he learned there he helped his clients reduce hip, knee and ankle pain, move more freely, perform better in sports and walk better. Since then, he felt there was something missing. By focusing mostly on […]

Vancouver Kinesiologist Guest on Ask the Expert

In October 2009, Access Athletes, a website that is building a trusted community of athletes, sports businesses, sport professionals and others,  invited Alfred Ball, Practicing Kinesiologist to be a guest expert. He answered questions on various aspects of sport rehabilitation and training, such as recovery, fascial stretching, flexibility, return to play, trigger points and anything related […]

Trigger Recovery With These Effective Techniques

RAD Roller Trigger Point Tools

In 2009, Kinesiologist Alfred Ball took part in a workshop taught by William Hunh and hosted by Healing Through Movement at Douglas College. Initially, the course explained what trigger points are and how they produce more than just referral myofascial pain. The second portion allowed for brief exploration of how to discover trigger points on clients’ bodies using different […]

Relieve Trigger Points to Overcome Soft-Tissue Pain

RAD Roller Trigger Point Tools

Disclaimer: This post is not intended as medical advice. This post is for educational purposes only. There are many factors that can produce myofascial pain, including stress. If you have numbness, tingling, headaches, dizziness or other symptoms, please see your primary care provider first to determine or eliminate possible other causes Not many people know that […]

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