It seems counter productive for a business to teach you how NOT to need them, but that is our whole goal. . We want you to understand what went wrong, and build a rehab plan with a home program with the hope that you will get better while learning self care techniques that keep you healthy. . When you need an update, or something new comes up, we want you to feel confident that you will receive the tools you need to fit your life, and are always happy to welcome you back through our doors. . We especially love your referrals (THANK YOU)!
Need a Saturday appointment? . One one chance left to see Lauren before she heads off for her last Acupuncture exam, and Shun would love to see you!
Throwing it back to Shun at one of our core workshops this past summer (Thanks for having us @olympic.power.and.fitness). . Posture and core are always a huge part of our rehabilitation plans because we recognize it plays a huge component in your performance while decreasing your risk of injury.
Carrie and Ashley once got in trouble in Athletic Therapy school for being creative while learning a lesson on the assessment of myotomes. . A myotome is a group of muscles innervated by a certain spinal nerve. . On the sports field, an Athletic Therapist will use this testing in part to determine if an athlete might possibly need to be stabilized versus allowed to move when a spinal injury could have occurred. Clinically, it might help to determine a need for further testing or help in rehabilitation planning. . Seems the instructor didn't find myotomes quite as funny. 🤷
Remember the Golden Rule? . It's the idea that you should treat others as you would wish to be treated. . When you walk through our doors, you can bet that we will assess you like we would our own mothers, and there's a good chance we're going to be friends before you're through.
Even with being certified therapists, both Carrie and Ashley needed to seek guidance and make changes when it came to their postpartum return to work and fitness. . It isn't always as simple as just getting cleared to return to activity, and you want to be sure you aren't doing more harm than good. . Check out what Carrie has to say about it on the brand new blog. Link in bio.
Do I have to be an athlete to come see you? . No. Absolutely not. Many of our clients are not. Some are. . In Athletic Therapy, we focus on finding the cause of your discomfort through the muscles, bones, and joints and how they work together through movement. . To get you feeling better, we break down the activities you want to be able to do into small segments and build them back up just like an athlete would learn and train for a sport, even if we never need to set foot in our incredible gym space (Thanks @evolve_strength).
Rest is key in recovery. . To help stimulate the healing process without imposing undue stress on the injured body part, your focus should be on active rest versus sitting back in the recliner. . What does this look like? Lauren completes her active recovery days by walking her dog. . If you're unsure what to do between sets and reps while healing an injury, or how to feel less sore and stiff after a tough workout, come visit with Lauren. She can help guide you through your best active recovery.
Ever wonder why professional athletes seem to heal so much faster than the average person? . They don't have super speed healing abilities, but they surround themselves in the most conducive environment to return to activity. Often that means a team of professionals, and a consistent commitment to the process. . We very purposely chose an open concept for our office as an omage to team culture, and the Sport Medicine model that Athletic Therapy follows. . That model means a focus on manual therapy, modalities, and appropriate exercise as soon as it is safe to do so, which is why most professional teams and universities employ Certified Athletic Therapists/Athletic Trainers to work with their athletes.
You couldn't write a sentence before you learned the alphabet. . You couldn't run before you learned to walk. . Some parts of your rehab may not feel exciting or look like your end goal, but learning key components are crucial to your long term success.
Happy New Year! May this year be your best year yet!
Little known fact . Shun and Chris went to Athletic Therapy school together in Calgary!
Injuries don't take a holiday just because the calendar says it's time for one. . To see one of our therapists over this holiday season, check out their schedules online, or give us a call to book your session. Contact info in our bio!
Casual Friday! . Celebrating the season with @evolve_strength @evolve_north
Why is it that we insist on giving you homework at every session? . It's because we know that we can do all the passive, manual therapy to make you feel good at the time, but it won't hold long term unless you learn how to support your body with strength, mobility, and proper movement patterns.