Our bodies become unbalanced and stuck due to chronic work habits, repetitive movements, single directional sports and/or injuries. This myofascial tension drains our energy and creates pain. We end up tighter on one side or in one direction. Try this powerful ratio to stop feeling cramped.
Last Updated: June 23, 2023 In 2009, a client came to us with injuries they sustained in a car crash. They tried to continue their regular Yoga practice which continued to worsen their pain. Our challenge was to develop a Yoga practice for neck and back pain relief that they could do at home. This […]
Golfers will benefit from a quick 5-minute warmup for golf, even if they are short on time. Many amateur golfers get too excited about their tee time so they arrive on the golf course without doing a golf warmup. It will add more yards to your and make it more enjoyable too.
Limiting trigger point development will help you move more freely due to greater flexibility and range of motion. how do we prevent myofascial trigger points from developing in the first place? There are several perpetuating factors, some that we can influence and others are ones that we can’t.
Back pain can be a difficult condition to manage. One cause of lower-back is lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). Anyone with LSS would agree that it is a painful and debilitating condition with limited treatment options: surgery or more conservative measures such as exercise, physiotherapy or pain relieving injections. Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is defined as […]
(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 […]
Did you know myofascial pain can reduce your ability to concentrate? Headaches are often caused by trigger points. Prolonged postures such as being forward at a desk, anxiety and stress are perpetuating factors that lead to the inability to focus. Get relief with three easy stretches.
Finding ways to slow down, reduce stress and relax are imperative to staying focused, productive, engaged, creative and healthy. During times of high stress I tend to work more, worry more, exercise less and put more effort into to achieving results which negatively impacts my health.
The fuzz is the sliding surface between the muscles. We feel stiff in the morning because the fuzz becomes solidified. Stretching in the morning helps melt the fuzz the same as when you move. If we have an injury, we tend to hold our bodies in a position that keeps us out of pain; fear […]
Have you tried a stretch and not felt it? You can get more of a stretch and more from the stretch by changing the angle. Take a look at any anatomy picture, and you will see that our muscles have fibers that go in different directions, which enable us to move throughout our surroundings in multiple […]
Have you ever tried to do a squat, but have knee pain? A lack of ankle mobility limits the forward motion of the lower leg; to compensate the knees travel forward more or even start to move in front first instead of the hips. Stretching the calves often eliminates this pain and enables them do the exercise properly.
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 […]
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. […]
In the past, exercise was discouraged for individuals with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) because it was thought to induce fatigue. However, recent studies have proven that individuals with MS have similar gains from exercise to their healthy counterparts.What is MS?MS is a chronic illness that has baffled scientists for years. Its cause and cure are still […]
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 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 […]
Stretch Tip – Optimal Length of Time to Hold a StretchIn our April Quick Poll, we asked, “How long is the optimal amount of time to hold a stretch?” Not surprisingly, over 50% of people thought it was between 30 seconds and 1 minute.It actually depends on your own body and previous flexibility training. You […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Have you been told that you should hold each stretch for 30-60s? Well, it is time to discard this outdated rule. Let’s embrace a different concept developed by Ann and Chris Frederick at Stretch to Win known as the “Stretch Wave.” Basically, as stated in a previous post, the length of time depends on whether or not […]