What to Consider Before Total Joint Replacement SurgerySome 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 […]
Benefits of Using Kinesio Tape for Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Kinesio tape is a therapeutic tape that has been used in a wide array of sporting events from the Beijing Summers Games in 2008 to the Rugby World Cup in 2010 and have heard that it is endorsed by numerous high profile individual athletes including […]
In the space of one day I had two people approach me with completely different views about what Lifemoves’ Kinesiologists do. One did not see the difference between our exercise therapy services and Personal Training. The other person I spoke with stated that they had used Personal Trainers for nearly a decade and the trainers’ […]
Like it or not, as we age our balance decreases. It is a natural result of many other changes that are occurring within the body. Keeping our balance is an essential component of our lives; whether it is being able to recover after slipping, or having to stand on our tippy-toes and reach for an item on that top shelf.
Many clients we see with lower back pain are unable to distinguish between hip extension/flexion and spine flexion/extension during movement. They also have poor core activation and spinal stabilization strategies, even after their initial injury has healed.
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 […]
Rotator cuff injuries are the most common of all shoulder injuries. The rotator cuff consists of four muscles, the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor and subscapularis. Each of these muscles assists in holding the shoulder joint in place, by wrapping around the front, back and top of the shoulder. All of the muscles attach to the […]
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 […]
Training Respiratory Muscles to Increase Cardiovascular Endurance Discussion in a Grouse Grind® 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 […]
What to Expect Before, During and After Total Knee Replacement SurgeryAs total knee replacements become more common, some of our clients have questions about staying active before and after surgery, as well as questions about the surgery itself. Those who are very active want to keep their current lifestyle and activity levels post-surgery. A common […]
8 Movements Needed for Full Shoulder Rehabilitation The first stage of shoulder injury rehabilitation is to restore range of motion. The shoulders are host to the most flexible and movable joints in your body, consisting of a ball and socket and a floating shoulder blade held on your ribs by muscle. It is unstable in […]
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 […]
Learn how to prevent an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury before it happens. With increasing levels of sport participation at all ages, ACL injuries are becoming more common. Usually they occur from non-contact physical activities that involve sudden changes in direction, causing a twisting motion that results in an inward or outward rotation of the […]
Last month I was challenged by a client to develop an active rehabilitation program that they could do at home as part of a regular Yoga practice. Finding a solution to this was important for me the Kinesiologist and the client because doing so would mean adherence to the exercise rehabilitation program, therefore a greater […]