Tag: athletes

Baseball players warm up at Royal Athletic Park

Persistent, or chronic, pain in athletes

Persistent pain is surprisingly common in athletes. The University of Maryland Medical Center estimate that 5-10% of athletic injuries relate to the low back and a significant amount of these…

A lake in Whistler, with fog rising and swimmers and boats ready to go.

It’s race morning in Whistler

It’s race morning in Whistler. Good luck athletes! #humanpoweredracing #whistler #triathlon

2016 Triathlon of Compassion finish line.

Triathlon of Compassion 2016

And we’re big believers in the power of sport and community sports. And we love VSAC. So really, the Triathlon of Compassion is a fantastic…

Orthotics are a competitive edge for athletes

Enhance performance, reduce fatigue, with orthotics

For athletes, orthotics can be a competitive edge. In fact, most Major League Baseball teams, including the Toronto Blue Jays, wear orthotics…

Marty Lazarski sits in the trees of a North Vancouver forest

From professional athlete to firefighter

Marty Lazarski explains how physiotherapy has helped him in his career as a professional mountain biker and also in his new career as a firefighter…

Mike Neill does his recovery exercises at the clinic

Recovering from knee surgery (Part 2)

Mike explains the process of implementing a recovery plan for knee surgery with a team of health practitioners…

A triathlete stretches their quad in preparation for a run.

Recovering from knee surgery (part 1)

In which Mike explains how knee surgery, and recovery from knee surgery, can be a little bit like planning for a race…

Kelsey Serwa carves up the mountain side during practice in Whistler - ski cross

Making it to an Olympic podium after surgery

Meet Kelsey Serwa, who won silver at the Sochi Olympics in ski cross despite having torn her ACL…

A woman standing to the right is the focus and we can see from the chest up. The right half of her face is visible, and she has cream coloured glasses, short blonde hair, and pursed lips. She looks 60 to 70 years old. She right arm takes up the left half of the photo and is flexed. Out of focus behind her is a red awning with the Arbutus logo of an arrow in a circle printed on it in white. The sky is blue and clear.

The MVPs

Here’s to the people who are athletes in the context of their own lives. They race. They lift. They go

Innovation, democratization and imagintion in sport is pushing fields to new places

Constant improvement, and sports science

In this inspiring Ted Talk, David Epstein examines just how much faster, higher and stronger humans have become over the last century. And the truth is complicated because…

A mountain biker carries their bike up a rocky and muddy path in the forest.

What to do with strains

Strains happen and when they do it’s important to respond in ways that help your body to recover and heal so that you can return to active …

A swimmer stretches before a Human Powered Race event.

2016 Events for amateur and pro athletes, by Human Powered Racing

The hardworking geniuses at Human Powered Racing have a fantastic race schedule lined up for 2016. If you’re thinking of racing, you should absolutely get in touch with Mike and Rob and…

Sandra Davies laces up her running shoes for a training session

Running competitively at 76

A late in life athlete, Sandra Davies explains how a physiotherapist was instrumental in allowing her to make deep lifestyle changes …

The head coach at Human Powered Racing runs by in his spandex Human Powered Racing suit.

The importance of massage therapy to my training regimen

If you want to perform at your best you need to recover from the stress that you put your body through and keep all of “its parts” working optimally. This recovery and optimization happens in many ways, including through massage…

Sandy and XX relax after the Ironman Miami race

Race day at the Ironman Miami 70.3

It was a big race with over 2500 athletes from around the world. I had a sixth place finish in my age out of 112 women…

An injury free team is a healthy team: triathlon finish line.

Staying fit and healthy

The last race of the season is almost here and I’ve been so grateful that I haven’t been injured this year. It makes me think about the difference between fitness and health…

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