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.
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.
There over 200 diseases of the bones, joints and muscles. An encouraging recent review of several studies continues to support exercise therapy for the treatment of many of these conditions and diseases.
With so much of our lives now in front of a computer or desk, it isn’t surprising that many people have neck, shoulder and back pain that originates from prolonged sitting and poor office station set-up.
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 […]
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.
I recently began to read Live a Life You Love by Vancouver wellness expert, life coach, author, media presenter, flamenco dancer and medical doctor, Dr. Susan Biali. One thing that really struck me was that we need to learn to honour ourselves more. We both agree that our lifestyles greatly impact our health and well […]
Chronic pain is a complex process that has lasted more than 6 months and this is after tissues involved in the original injury or surgery have healed. Kinesiologists help relieve chronic pain with exercise therapy.
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.
Nov 13, 2010 – West Vancouver. A forum on living with chronic pain at the Kay Meek Center was hosted by Pain BC and Chronic Pain Association of Canada for the general public. After training two clients in the morning, I arrived in the afternoon with just enough time to quickly browse the information booths […]
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 […]
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 […]