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Knee x-rays.

Just what do X-rays tell us

Some scans and images can provide useful information but they can also present findings that may be misleading…

A woman lunges with a punch during a tai chi movement

Proprioception, movement, balance and grace

Proprioception is the body-brain capacity that allows us to adapt to our environment and keeps us upright. It’s a miracle of neurocognitive functioning and it’s as important for high performance athletes as it is for aging seniors…

Christy Mader hangs high, high up on a rock cliff on Vancouver Island

To push or not to push, that is the question…

Push-ups are a great body weight exercise, but they are not quite as important for creating balance in climbers as some would have you believe…

A tennis racquet lies on the clay court surface with a tennis ball on top.

Ice versus heat

Many clients ask me if they should be icing or heating their injuries. Here’s what we know about the effects of these modalities and when it is appropriate to …

A group of people on the beach, jumping in sync and moving their bodies

Debunking the many myths of back pain

There are some surprisingly persistent myths and misleading beliefs floating around about back pain, and recovering from back injury …

A worker bends over his work, looking closely at his brush work.

Ten things your chiropractor wants to tell you

The British Columbia Chiropractic Association wants you to know a few things about the work we do as chiropractors…

Two runners make their way up a hill cross country on a cold winter day in Victoria

The importance of warming up

After speaking with clients and fellow teammates, I have found that time isn’t always being taken to sufficiently warm up before physical activity. Warming up is an important part of injury prevention and athletic performance…

A skateboarder takes off toward the sunset on a beautiful autumn day on Vancouver Island.

We see athletes everywhere

Not everyone sees themselves as an athlete, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t…

Racers in ÖTILLÖ SwimRun clamber over the rocks going from island to island

ÖTILLÖ and the new world of SwimRun

In SwimRun the emphasis on teamwork is a fascinating and challenging aspect to endurance. Also, being tethered to each other is …

An athlete has a heaving bar resting on her shoulders behind her head and she's sweating.

How to be happy at the gym (do you even lift?)

In which Mae explains everything you need to know and find in order to be happy lifting weights at the gym…

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