Category: Health & science

A person pulls his shirt off over his head in preparation for dry brushing.

Dry brushing as a morning routine

Dry brushing is a simple and affordable daily practice that can be helpful in battling the seasonal blues and in helping you start the day with a little more zest…

A weight lifter gets ready to perform a squat at the gym

Strength training with Mark Posten

In which Libby discloses that she has taken up strength training at the gym and she’s enjoying it…

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…

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…

A brown medium sized dog with his nose close to the camera is on the left, and behind him with her arms around him is a woman to the right. She has strawberry blonde hair, which is blowing in the wind, and is smiling although her mount is partially concealed by the dog's left ear.

Rocky & Sophia

Rocky and Rocky’s best friend Sophia Chadwick saying hello at the clinic today!

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…

A purple Patsy Cline record with her photo on the right showing her with short curly brown hair, smiling, and in a black beaded dress. On the left is the name of the record "In the Care of the Blues." The record is on an angle standing on its bottom left corner in a wooden case.

Mood: Patsy Cline

Mood. Music at Discovery Coffee is always great for me.

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