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How to Take Infrared Therapy on the Road with Comfort

FIRMA Wear Examples Walking on Trail

You’ve probably already heard that far-infrared therapy saunas benefit those with chronic health conditions, but do you know that you can have similar results anywhere you travel? FIRMA Energy has a line of compression wear and far-infrared therapy clothing that integrates far-infrared (FIR) technology directly into the weave of the fabric. This enables you to leave the sauna at home while you’re on the road.

5 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Painful Osteoporosis Fractures

Eldery Womam Doing Tai Chi for Balance Training

According to Osteoporosis Canada, fractures from osteoporosis are more common than heart attack, stroke and breast cancer combined. Popular belief is that women are primary sufferers of osteoporosis, however both men and women, of all ages, are susceptible. Over a period of time bone becomes thin and porous, which exponentially increases the risk of fracture.

Why Change the Conversation on Disabilities to Abilities?

Senior Wheelchair Facing Stairs

The topic of disabilities and inclusiveness has been important to me since I worked at a home for adults with cognitive disabilities after graduating from university. This passion grew further in 2000 when I participated in an “Adapted Physical Activities” course at the University of British Columbia that was part of non-degree work post graduating […]

Keep the Goal the Goal

Keeping the Goal the Goal:  Lessons from the 2014 Vancouver NSCA ConferenceNational Strength and Conditioning Association held their provincial clinic last weekend at the inspirational Richmond Oval site of the 2010 Olympic Speedskating events. The packed house was eager to absorb the wisdom of top level professionals without having to travel to somewhere else such […]

Doctors of B.C. Can Prescribe Exercise as Medicine

Doctor Prescribing Exercise

Last year we sent out postcards to doctors in West Vancouver and North Vancouver with the headline Exercise is Medicine with the goal of encouraging doctors to prescribe kinesiology. A couple of doctors called us to us find out more and agreed.   In 2014,  we followed up with another postcard campaign to Prescribe Kinesiology. We have also […]

Water’s Powerful Affect on Muscle Function or Dysfunction

Fist Through Water

Water is a powerful substance that can be both healing and destructive. Water is an abundent substance that we can’t live without. Ever wondered why we are told to keep hydrated? To learn more about water’s role in muscle function and dysfunction I attended Dr. Gerald Pollack’s thought provoking seminar Skeletal Muscle Molecular Mechanics and […]

Why Movement is Medicine We All Need

Group Stretching

Would you take a medication that would significantly reduce your blood pressure, cholesterol and stress as well as improve your cardiorespiratory and immune system, ultimately lowering your chances of heart disease, certain cancers, diabetes? What if this medication was free and had very view negative side effects which many medications do? I am talking about the […]

5 Ways to Prevent Injuries on the Ski Hill 

ski injjury downhill first aid

According to new data released by the Canadian Institution of Health Information (CIHI), Skiing and Snowboarding injuries are now twice as frequent as those seen in hockey. Injuries commonly seen on the slopes are muscle strains, ligamentous sprains, joint dislocations and fractures. The good news is that the majority of these injuries are avoidable! The sight […]

How to Stay Active if You Have Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease Carrying Tick

Learning how to stay active with Lyme disease can often be frustrating and confusing. Lyme Disease is a chronic and debilitating illness. The appropriate activity stimulates muscle and nerve regeneration but also to moves bacteria trapped in the brain and heart into the bloodstream where it can be destroyed by the immune system. However, doing too much can leave you feeling more fatigued and discouraged.

Practicing Kinesiologist Now Available in Coquitlam

Update 02/01/2013 Lifemoves Coquitlam is permanently closed. Hilda Fu no longer works for Lifemoves. Lifemoves Health and Rehabilitation is excited to welcome Hilda Fu to our team of  Practicing Kinesiologists. Her focus will to be expand our programs and services at our Coquitlam exercise therapy clinic. She is strongly passionate about working with the senior […]

3 Ways to Improve Balance and Prevent Falls

Staying balanced means staying rooted on our feet. Previously, we’ve written about why our balance changes as we age, we now explore several fun ways to improve your balance and prevent falls within your resistance training routine. Resistance training is not only important to maintain muscular strength, but is also important to maintain brain to muscle […]

Is Your Gym Exercise Contributing to Lower-Back Pain?

Senior Man Stretching After Run Sun

The leg press, seated row, lat-pulldown, seated leg curl and shoulder press have been favourite exercises of thousands of gym enthusiasts for many years. However, when done improperly they can lead to lower-back pain. Lower-back pain is a common complaint which has many different origins including exercise error. Repetitive poor lifting habits are often one of […]

Why Exercise is Better Than Cortisone

Knee Osteoarthritis

Overuse injuries are common in this day and age given that most of our jobs demand repetitive movement. Tendinopathies (more commonly known as “tendonitis”) occur when the tendon is overused and therefore becomes inflamed, painful and sometimes tethered or torn. Those who suffer from these injuries usually take anti-inflammatory medicine to manage the pain, seek […]

Connecting Practicing Kinesiologists with Students during Kinesiology Week

October 21st, the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK) along with the UBC’s Human Kinetics Department hosted a free continuing education session at the Irving K. Barber Centre. This session was part of the National Kinesiology Week celebrations and was meant to introduce students to practicing kinesiologists and their career options while providing an opportunity […]

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 is a Beneficial Epilepsy Treatment

Is the fear of seizures preventing you from participating in physical activity? Numerous studies have proven the benefit of exercise for the treatment of epilepsy, 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 […]

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. […]

Why Sport Conditioning is for Everyone

Why Sport Conditioning is for EveryoneSport 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 isn’t necessarily just for elite athletes. This approach to training is excellent for everyone because it is functional, practical and can be very enjoyable.How to […]

How Kinesiologists Contribute to Successful Rehabilitation

How Kinesiologists Contribute to Successful Rehabilitation Kinesiologists contribute to successful rehabilitation in many ways. We are gaining more recognition for our 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 […]

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 […]

How Long Should You Hold a Stretch?

How Long Should You Hold a Stretch? Many people think that the optimal time you should a stretch for is 30-45 seconds, however Chris and Ann Fredrick in their book on Fascial Stretching,  Stretch to Win urge their athletes to stop thinking about the duration and focus more on their breathing and how the stretch feels. Figuring […]

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 […]