Category: Health & science

Flowers and gardens in Oak Bay

Five things I love about summer in Oak Bay

There are many reasons to love Oak Bay, but here are a few reasons why Olivia loves Oak Bay in the summertime…

University of Victoria lecture by Sandy Wilson.

Speaking about musculo-skeletal injuries to UVic students

I travelled to Royal Jubilee Hospital last week to speak to the Nurse Practitioner students at the University of Victoria…

Diana Nyad, endurance swimmer, address TED in 2013

Humans are extraordinary

We swim. We know swimmers. We work with athletes. We know marathon swimmers …

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…

Two elderly people ride and laugh on their bicycles together

May is National Physiotherapy Month (NPM)

The month of May is National Physiotherapy Month and a chance to focus on the role of physiotherapy in healthy communities, especially as it relates to getting older…

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…

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…

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…

Two cyclists take a break and watch the sun set over the west coast. It's the best coast.

What is a healthy lifestyle and can it prevent osteoarthritis?

What is a healthy lifestyle? There is no definitive answer; bodies vary. However, we can simplify the topic a little and talk about a healthy lifestyle with regards to an average person who wants to prevent osteoarthritis…

Close up of the hip joint

Osteoarthritis: is it really just wear and tear?

Osteoarthritis can be painful. And many people think it’s a regular part of aging. But does it have to be …

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 …

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 …

A hot drink steeps in delicate white and blue tea cup.

This solstice, stop that cold in its tracks

If you’re feeling the onset of cold or flu like symptoms, try this natural hot tea remedy. You may find it especially helpful for sinus or throat irritation. Also, cayenne for the win…

The sun peaks out from behind a jet wing with a beautiful cloud formation in the background.

Holiday travel tips

Travelling can be challenging during the holiday season. Flights are often crowded, cramped and uncomfortable at the best of times, but even more-so at this time of year. Here are a few…

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