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News, Events and Professional Development
News, Events and Professional Development
When patients are told by their family physician to be more active, they often don’t have the first clue of where to go or how to start. Kinesiologists provide guidance to fill their prescription based on their health history, lifestyle and goals.
The difference between a personal trainer and a kinesiologist is more than just what we choose to call ourselves. The main differences are our scope of practice, base education and the types of clients we can design exercise programs for.
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.
Our posture is a projection of how we feel about a situation, person or even ourselves. It is believed that 55% of how we communicate is in our body language. If you struggle with self-confidence or depression changing your posture can quickly change your mood.
Wow! It has been a year since our first private personal training, fitness and rehabilitaiton studio opened in North Vancouver. While it took me 15 years, I held on to the dream of my own studio; last year that dream culminated in a lot of hardwork to become a reality.
[Video] Depression has haunted Alfred, Lifemoves’ founder since his family moved to Vancouver in 1988. Over nearly 30 years of intermittent therapy and continuous self-reflection he’s figured out the deeper human emotional need that triggered my mental illness, inclusion.
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 […]
Restorative yoga is a gentle type of yoga that uses props such as cushions, bolsters, and blankets so people with different medical conditions and varying movement abilities can practice yoga. Restorative yoga allows the body and mind to completely relax.
The American Council of Sports Medicine recently released the results of their ninth annual ASCM Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends. Although, educated certified and experienced fitness professionals dropped to number three this year we previously held the top spot from 2008 to 2014.
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 […]
I recently had the opportunity to speak with and inspire the next generation of Kinesiologists. Every year the University of British Columbia Kinesiologists host a Last Lecture. People working in the field to come speak about their experiences and encourage those graduating. I shared the stage with Robyn Leuty of UBC Kin and Jay DeMerit […]
There is no doubt about it mobile and web based medical technology is revolutionizing the way health care is delivered. Just take a look at TV shows like Grey’s Anatomy in which the doctors use tablets. While shopping for one myself I saw a blood pressure cuff that connects to an iPhone. There are also […]
Certain life choices shape our career. Kinesiology is a strong foundation for other professional medical careers. Healthcare is in my genes. One side of my family has a legacy of being outstanding doctors as well as nurses.
March 30, 2015 – Lifemoves opened its own studio at suite 201, 130 Pemberton Ave We are very excited to have found a new home and community where we will continue to do what we love to do – help you lead a more active and healthier life! Our new home is filled with wonderous […]
Every year the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, which Lifemoves is a member of hosts a business tradeshow to showcase businesses in North Vancouver. This five hour event was free, open to the public and held at the Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier. Andrea and I had a lot of fun talking to North Vancouver […]
It has been nearly four years since Lifemoves filmed a promotional video. The first one was completed by Capilano University students because I was finalist for the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2009. We found out about Flip Vision through regular patronage at a Starbucks where Flip Vision’s founder […]
This past year has been one full of transitions, changes and growth for Lifemoves. It has been a year of trying new things and moving to new places. As 2013 approaches we have been considering how to best serve our clients in the new year.Lifemoves Closes Coquitlam LocationAfter a great deal of consideration due to […]
Saturday September 22nd I participated in the 22nd Annual Grouse Grind Mountain Run (GGMR). This was also my fourth time entering this event. The weather was almost perfect for a Grind, slightly overcast and around 8C. It is the culmination of spring and summer training. A client with a traumatic brain injury actually inspired me […]
Sport Med BC turned 30! Last night was their annual general meeting and 30th anniversary gala. My first connection with SportMedBC was while attending the University of British Columbia when I took a course on athletic taping in 1999. I subsequently signed up as a Sports First Aider. Now I am on their providers list […]
For many years I have admired the strength, power, co-ordination and graceful movement abilities of elite level gymnasts. This was highlighted again during the London 2012 Olympics. The gymnastics rings are one apparatus that I thought I would never be able to complete properly. However when I heard that Chad Waterbury, a very well respected […]
Split Clean and Jerk – 42.22 kg Stepping up to the bar is about completing challenges that push your limits with grit, determination and enthusiasm. This weekend I had an opportunity to learn how to teach and properly complete the two Olympic lifts – the Snatch and the Clean and Jerk. It is surprising as […]
Help Others Get Moving for Life Did you know that this blog was nominated by Best Health for a blog award in 2012? We are back in 2023 working on some great content to empower you to reach your health, fitness and rehabilitation goals. We appreciate all our readers. Can you help us by sharing […]
Start spreading the news. Lifemoves is poised for big growth in 2012. This means that we will be adding more content and looking for more ways to share information in all of our blogs: Get Moving for Life, Red Dragon Entrepreneur and this one. We appreciate all of current readers. We are changing our RSS […]
It is clear from a recent news story on CTV Television that having a Kinesiology degree is valued by consumers, fitness centres and third party payers (ICBC, Disability Insurance and Health Benefits providers). It is poignant that a news story about a well known gym claiming that their Personal Trainers have Kinesiologists on staff, when […]
Lifemoves wants to have more conversations with you! We have been using various forms of social media to communicate since 2009. On Saturday SportMed BC hosted their annual general meeting. Every year they have different theme, this year it was social media for health care professionals. This year’s keynote speaker was Dr. Karim Khan, editor […]
Update 1/28/2017 Sarah Weller is no longer working at Lifemoves. Lifemoves Health and Rehabilitation is excited to announce experienced Practicing Kinesiologist Sarah Weller has joined Lifemoves. Sarah is originally from Australia and has over six years of experience developing exercise therapy programs for clients with a diverse range of clients with musculoskeletal disorders as well […]
(image by Todd Duncan) Impact, a multi-sport magazine published in Vancouver and Calgary recruits local health and fitness experts to write articles for their bi-monthly magazine. I am honoured to be able to now say “as seen in Impact Magazine.” This article took awhile to get published. I first noticed Impact a couple of years […]
August 2011 – It is with both sadness, happiness and gratitude that we announce that Leah Grossmith will be attending Occupational Therapy school in Alberta. She has been a valuable part of the Lifemoves team for over a year. In that time she as helped numerous clients achieve a greater quality of life, reach their […]
We are excited to introduce the use of Mindbody Online , an Inc. 500 member where over 15,000 people book their services online everyday around the globe. At Lifemoves we are always looking for ways to leverage technology in ways that will make easier for our clients to interact with us and for us to […]
Liam Firus is a Canadian Olympian who calls North Vancouver home. He is also an individual who has received and benefitted from Fascial Stretch Therapy performed by Alfred Ball a Level 2 Fascial stretch Therapist. Firus first rose to national success when he took home the Canadian Junior Title in 2010. The following year he began […]
A significant difference between the Mediterranean and Canadian Food guides could account for our larger obesity rates and contribute to the incidences of nutrition related chronic diseases.This morning on the news I was disturbed to hear that a new study revealed Canada to have the 6th highest obesity rates in the world. Mediterranean countries have […]
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 […]
Yet again, sponsored client Margaret Benson returned from the Canadian Transplant games with a fist full of medals. Not only did Margaret participate in a number of challenging events, she did so while persisting through competition with a painful stress fracture in her tibia. The games were held in the City of Quebec at Laval […]
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 […]
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, […]
Created by the World Health Organization to promote health and fitness, Move For Health Day is a yearly event designed to inspire folks from all walks of life to participate in events centered on physical activity. Lifemoves is proud to take part in this event and joins with the BC Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA) […]
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 […]
Eleven years ago Lifemoves-sponsored athlete Margaret Benson was fighting for her life and lungs in a battle with Cystic Fibrosis. Today she is gearing up to ride 1,200 kilometers on a tandem bike with her husband to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis research. The 5th Annual GearUp4CF route runs from Vancouver to Banff. Thanks to […]
Lifemoves sponsored athlete Sven Winter’s dedication and hard work this season paid off with a third place finish overall in the North American Cup tour for Skicross. This season he also competed in his first World Cup and moved up to 66th in world rankings. This phenomenal athlete has great potential, and we are proud […]
The North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce (NVCC) hosts an annual business tradeshow for North Vancouver businesses at the Capilano Mall. This is an excellent opportunity to come down and get to know Lifemoves and our Kinesiologists. We are excited to take part in this year’s event on March 31st from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM. […]
We have been having casual conversations with many of our clients over the last several months regarding their plans and concerns during February 2010. Although it is difficult to know exactly what the city will be like during this time, the 2010 Commerce Centre is anticipating the city to be buzzing with activity 24 hours […]
On a rainy day in September, Alfred Ball became a finalist for the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards in the category of Young Entrepreneur. While introducing himself to all the other finalists, he was surrounded by a group of enthusiastic Capilano University Students who were there to produce a short film on […]
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 […]
If you saw all the blue and green balloons at Fitness World North Vancouver a couple of weeks ago, they were for Kinesiology Week October 19th – 24th, 2009. On October 21st we opened our doors to celebrate Kinesiology Week, Lifemoves’ second anniversary and the achievements of our clients. At the front doors of Fitness […]
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 […]
Lifemoves Health & Rehabilitation is holding an open house, anniversary party and fundraiser at our North Vancouver location as part of Kinesiology Week, October 19th – 24th. We are partnering with Beyond H20 water to raise funds for the Canadian Transplant Association. Proceeds of water sales will go to the Canadian Transplant Association. Come join […]
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 […]
AlfredBall, Kinesiologist and Founder of Lifemoves, is honoured to be named a finalist for the North Shore Business Excellence Awards in the Young Entrepreneur category. It was a rainy, exciting night when the nominees’ reception for the North Shore Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards was held at Le Bistro Chez Michel on Esplanade in […]
August 1st, 2009, Lifemoves Health and Rehabilitation is proud to become a Bronze sponsor of local Ski Cross athlete Sven Winter. We will be supporting his bid to become Olympic Champion in Vancouver in 2010. The ability to react quickly to competitors and the terrain are important components of Ski Cross. We are helping him […]
Margaret Benson’s story is inspiring and motivating. She is a great example of how well organ donation can work. Nearly ten years ago she received a double lung transplant and is now headed to the World Transplant Games in Australia to compete in several events including the 3km Race walk, one of her key events. She […]
Lifemoves is always stretching to find cutting edge and innovative tools to enhance the quality of life of our clients. Alfred spotted a Fitness World member using a very unique stretching band. The member said he received it from a Physiotherapist in Australia. After much searching Alfred found the supplier and discovered that this product […]