Tag: Choose to move

Ashley Scopick and Sandy Wilson pose with their certificates at Kinetic Link Training.

Professional development: Kinetic Link Training with Wayne Rodgers

Ashley and I spent the two days downtown Victoria studying some functional movement training – it always feels good to fit in some continuing education when we can. We had the pleasure of learning directly from Wayne Rodgers who has a Master’s in Physiotherapy. He’s from Australia and has been working and studying in the

Tito Messer at the Victoria Marathon.

Tito Messer, Stephanie Holbrook and family, do the Victoria Marathon

Tito Messer is Stephanie Holbrook’s Nana, and she’s a movement champion – and our hero! Tito turns 90 this winter. Today Stephanie and Tito joined their family at the Victoria Marathon – they did the 8km turkey trot! Stephanie (BKin, RMT) is our newest Massage Therapist and you can read more about her, and her family

A worker stands in his climbing gear at the bottom of a hospital building, ready to do more cleaning.

It takes a lot of different kinds of workers to make a community click

It takes a lot of different kinds of work to make a community click. Stay active, safe, and vital out there folks. #athleticismiseverywhere #yyj #victoriaBC #jubileehospital #victoriajubileehospital #worklifestyle #yyjclimbing

Diana, @dee_jang, leans on our clinic counter beside our autumn sunflowers, smiling widely

Thank you Diana for lighting up our clinic

Thank you Diana for lighting up our clinic on a dark rainy afternoon yesterday! We hope your Friday is going well, and you have the best weekend. We look forward to seeing you for your next “torture” treatment with Ash Fradette!

A masculine person sits on the far left in this animated image slouched over and on his phone. At the far right a feminine person sits rigidly straight with a tiara on her head. They are sitting across from each other at a long dining table. The background is bright yellow.

We really should sit and stand up straight

Sitting is not as good as standing. And standing is not as good as moving. But what about the positioning of our bodies in general? We’re not advocating for posture shaming, but maybe we should listen more when our aunties and family members tell us to sit up straight. Good posture helps our efficiency of

An animated image of a masculine person skateboarding through an office.

Sit less, move more (if you can)

We live in a world where we are constantly asked to sit. What does that mean for our bodies? Everything from our blood, to our nerves, to our skin depend on us to move, and they are there to help us do just that. Sitting, and especially hunching, can even impact our breathing by “giving

A young athlete gives a sibling a high five at the Westshore Youth Triathlon.

Our hearts are full seeing all the young athletes race

Our hearts are full seeing all the young athletes race this morning at the Human Powered Racing West Shore Youth Triathlon. Congratulations athletes! And great work supporters. Also very cool to see Karsten Madsen out supporting young athletes and handing out medals and sharing some words of inspiration with us at the end. 

Taken underneath the water in an indoor pool. There are four black lane demarkation lines on the white bottom and a lane divider floating at the top. A person is doing front crawl in a swimcap to the left.

A great day

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In the foreground is a rocky, seaweed covered beach. Past the beach is the ocean with two human silhouttes in the water to the right. They appear to each have a board. The sun is low in the sky to the left.

Taking a break at Clover Point

Everyone needs a break. What a great time to be on the water. River otters out and about too. Love that we share these spaces. So grateful to be here on the Salish sea. Happy Friday everyone.

A runner turns the corner in a beautiful Vancouver Island park on a sunny day.

Running & walking ideas for injury prevention

Here’s a few running & walking tips to prevent injury, alleviate pain and keep you moving for life. If your feet are happy, you’re happy The proper shoe can help maximize your efficiency and minimize your risk of injury. Try on many then select the shoe with the best shape for your foot. We can

A white medium size dog with curly fur sits to the right, and next to the dog on the left is a person's legs. The person is wearing black trousers and light grey runners.

Dallas Road with Charlie the Dog

Time spent on Dallas Road is always good, and even better with good friends. Charlie and @Michbokor are out soaking up some mild weather this Friday. Great day for a walk. Wonderful to meet you both.

Nigel Taylor stands at the top of the hill with his sled and his family.

Lots of kids, and big kids, out on the toboggan hill in Vicwest

Lots of kids, and big kids, out on the toboggan hill, sledding, today. In Victoria! The weekend is here. Great to see some snow. Thank you Nigel Taylor, and Sarah Karagianis, for this photo. ❄️

Three UVic men's rugby players pose holding event tickets in front of a tent with a "Go Vikes Go" sign.

Dance it out at UVic Vikes rugby fundaiser

These guys are fundraising for UVic men’s rugby on campus today and there’s a party tonight at Upstairs Cabaret! Good luck and have fun! Tough loss to UBC on the weekend. Looking forward to your comeback. Thanks Noah!

Jamie smiles in the sunlight of the clinic's front window, sitting relaxed in a chair and smiling at the camera.

Our clients are smiling too!

Wow, check out Jamie’s‘s amazing photos. Thanks for inspiring us Jamie! Our clients are always such delight to have at the clinic. ♥️🌻 so much love for this group!! – Jamie

A running path in Victoria disappears into the forest.

Say goodbye to blue skies, but not to stunning trail runs on Vancouver island

Saying goodbye to blue skies, but not to stunning trail runs on our stellar island! How do you keep your exercise fun as the seasons change? There really is nothing like a good beach run. That’s why we love East Sooke Park, for its awesome combo of forest and beach trails. #explorecanada #explorebc #fitnessyyj #physiotherapy

Mom and daughter balance on a beam

Mother and daughter show us their balance

Don’t worry friends. It might be September but it’s not Autumn yet. Special thanks to this mom and daughter for letting us feature their amazing balancing skills. Proprioception for the win. Thank you, Natasa! Nataša Ćećez Sekulić #kinesthesia #proprioception #balancedlife #westcoastbestcoast #yyj #victoriabc #choosetomove #partylikeaphysio

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