Athletic & Sports Massage

Sitting is “Killing” You!!

Posted by on May 19, 2011 at 1:54 pm

Many of my clients hear me repeatedly say that extended sitting isn’t natural for the human body. There has been research to indicate that stress on the spine is significant when factors of ergonomics (ie. sitting angle) and length of time are present. I came across a great graphic that illustrates my concerns. A number of statistics taken from research sites and blogs have been collected and placed into this graphic. I encourage anyone and everyone to use this as a benchmark for your motivation to make changes in your workplace or at home. Granted today’s workplace demands or job descriptions place the pressures on you to be seated at a desk for hours on end…. however, at the very least, do the following to minimize the effects on your body:

Active Release Techniques (ART) – FULL BODY CERTIFIED!!

Posted by on February 2, 2011 at 10:36 pm

Greetings! I am happy to announce that as of this past Sunday (28 January 2011), following a successful examination, I achieved full-body certification in Active Release Techniques (ART).  This past week I stepped away from my practice in Port Moody, BC, to complete the last of 3 seminars in ART.  Each seminar focused on a […]

Sports Massage at the 2010 BC Summer Games

Posted by on July 29, 2010 at 9:05 am

This past weekend I volunteered my time to provide sports massage therapy at the BC Summer Games in Langley, BC.  The experience was definitely rewarding.  Situated under a tent adjacent to the field lacrosse and rugby events, a variety of young athletes approached me and my colleagues for treatments.  The most prevalent athletes that came […]

The Summer of Sore

Posted by on July 13, 2010 at 5:26 pm

Summer is here….. and so are the injuries associated with it.  This wonderful, bright and warm time of year brings out the active side of many.  All of a sudden, we see a steep increase in the participation of many outdoor activities such as cycling, hiking, triathlon, running, rock-climbing, softball, soccer, ultimate, and more.  People […]

Lower Crossed Syndrome in Golfers

Posted by on May 4, 2010 at 10:05 pm

For all you golfers out there suffering from lower back pain and functional issues, take a look at this article describing Lower Crossed Syndrome. Though this article targets the golfing community, this syndrome can resonate within many other people (sport enthusiast/hobbyist or not). If you have any questions about Lower Crossed Syndrome, or if you […]