Are you a momma with little ones? . Certified Athletic Therapist Carrie and Pelvic Health Physiotherapist Keeley are starting another round of their Postpartum Strength & Pelvic Floor Recovery Class! . The next course begins April 11th, on Thursdays from 9-10am until May 30th. . Being a new mom is hard work without needing to experience back pain, pelvic floor weakness/leakage, urinary urgency/frequency, or prolapse. . To register, or to find out if this course would be a good fit for you, email Carrie at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are both seniors. . One with Crohn’s disease; the other a cancer survivor. . We started with Ashley in 2015, and her combined Athletic Therapy and Personal Training background has enabled her to give us the best of BOTH worlds. . Ashley is able to provide excellent care with her Prehabilitation program which helps minimize the risk of injury and enables us to lead a healthy and independent life style. . When necessary, further Athletic Therapy treatment is always available. . Training with Ashley is always a hoot, as well as lots of dedication and hard work, AND we feel GREAT!!
Did you know? . Many of North Star's athletic therapists have travelled with national teams as their dedicated therapist. . Lauren just returned from another trip with the female sitting volleyball team, Chris travelled with soccer, and Ashley spent many trips with both the junior and senior national taekwondo teams.
Spring is on its way! . That means spring leagues and prep for summer sports are also getting started. Have you been training effectively for what's coming? . While injury rates are usually higher in games than practice, there are typically more pre-season injuries as you start getting into your sport specific drills and competitive mindset than there are in-season or postseason. . Book with one of our Certified Athletic Therapists and make sure you're ready to go when the season starts!
Continuously learning and growing! . With her experience working contact and collision sports, Ashley has always had an interest in furthering her education in concussion management. . As Certified Athletic Therapists, we are always taking courses to expand our knowledge base and stay current. . What treatment techniques would you like to see at North Star?
Have a shoulder injury? . A stiff thoracic spine might be hindering your shoulder blade mobility. . Try this active mobility drill to open up your mid-back and see how it effects your shoulder. . This position is great, as it also prevents rotation from happening through the lower back, and cheating the movement.
Happy International Women's Day! . Not only is Carrie a Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Athletic Therapist with specialized training in pre/postnatal fitness, she's also a mom. . She understands that sometimes it is just about movement, not overworking your already exhausted body. . She gets that each person's journey is different, and what one mom needs, is not the same as the next. . No matter what stage of fitness you're at, or what time frame of life, your fitness goals can be achieved with Carrie.
Our office is simple. . You won't find unnecessary bells and whistles, and we won't entice you with fad treatments to make a dollar. . We believe in skilled therapists that assess the body as a whole system versus a single area, and program for that person's individual needs. . Your rehabilitation has to build up to mimic life, and we want you to leave with the understanding and confidence that you can do everything you need to do. . If that's the right fit for you, click the booking link in our bio.
Best treatment I've had for any of my injuries! . The hands on assessment I received was thorough and in-depth, which gave me confidence in their diagnosis and treatment. The physio places I've gone in the past only have spent about five minutes with me before leaving me to do my exercise alone. . North Star spent the whole appointment with me ensuring I was doing everything correctly. I had a recent knee injury and they got me back to work and playing sports faster than predicted.
Ever hear of Mulligan Manual Therapy? . These techniques consist of mobilizations with movement (MWMS) in the extremities and sustained natural apophyseal glides (SNAGS) in the spine. . What this means for you--it should be a pain-free therapeutic technique, allowing you to complete a range of motion that was once painful and decreased. . If pain-free movement is what you're looking for, click the link in our bio to try this treatment option with Lauren or Carrie.
No matter what treatment method you choose, it will only work with adherence to the plan. . We know that most people unknowingly modify their exercises when they leave our office, which is why when we schedule a session it includes time for you to complete them while you are with us. . Your appointment is dedicated with your therapist, without the use of assistants, to make sure how we envision your rehabilitation is how it is executed. . The right exercise is only part of the picture.
Are you interested in learning more about Hypopressives? . This low pressure core technique is working wonders for our pre/postnatal moms, olympic lifters, and clients with chronic back pain. . 🙋🙋♂️ If you'd like to see @c_moose put on a workshop!
For some injuries, bracing can be an important aspect of your return to activity post injury. . When it comes to knee braces, we deal exclusively with DonJoy knowing that we can get a brace, custom to our client that will allow them to get back to the ice, court, or even wakeboard with that extra bit of protection to stand up to their best performances. . Bracing will never take the place of a good rehabilitation and strengthening plan, but being confident in your next steps is key to your success. . To set up a bracing consultation, or get more information, get in touch via phone or email. Contact info in bio.
When you have pain, directing a treatment plan only where you feel it is usually not the most effective. . One of the tools Shun uses with his clients to determine the best plan is a Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA). . SFMA uses full body movements patterns to test the quality of someones movement to identify their dysfunction versus how many repetitions they can perform. . If you're doing the right exercise for your problem, but moving improperly, you won't improve your pain regardless of load or speed. . Is SFMA something you'd like to try?
The biggest compliment we get is when we receive a referral. . Nine of our new clients since the beginning of February have been directed our way by our amazing clients and we are always grateful! . If you haven't walked through our doors yet, check out our latest blog post on why Athletic Therapy might be the choice for you! Link in bio.