Category Archives for "Get Moving for Life"

Posts related to health, rehabilitation and fitness tips to get people moving for life.

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

National 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 as the United States. It looks like NSCA Northwest Regional clinic […]

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 […]

Should I Have Joint Replacement Surgery?

Knee Joint Replacement X-Ray

Some clients have asked whether or not they should have a joint replacement. This is a difficult and personal decision. Determining whether or not someone needs a joint replacement requires a thorough health and lifestyle assessment along with diagnostics such as an MRI and X-ray with a surgical consultation.Since, Kinesiologists are not surgeons and cannot […]

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 […]

Rehabilitative Benefits of Kinesio Taping

  Andrea Brennan, who recently joined Lifemoves© is a certified provider of the Kinesio Taping method which has become a worldwide treatment phenomenon within the sports medicine and athletic communities in recent years.  We will be introducing this treatment modality to our North Vancouver and Coquitlam locations. I have seen this therapeutic tape in a […]

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 […]

What is the Difference between a Personal Trainer and a Kinesiologist?

Female Patient with Kinesiologist

During the last ten years I have always been proud of being a Kinesiologist, even though I was working under the title of “Personal Trainer.” We have clients who have worked with Personal Trainers and now will only train with Kinesiologists. When you hear the term “Personal Trainer,” you have an immediate image, correct? What […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Trigger Recovery With These Effective Techniques

RAD Roller Back

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 Back

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 causesNot many people know that […]