Announcement of Women’s Basketball Olympic Team Today

Announcement of Women’s Basketball Olympic Team Today

It was a day to remember today – Canadian Olympic Association and Canada Basketball hosted a great celebration for the 12 athletes and staff named to the 2016 Olympic Team.

Amazing bigger than life sized wall mural with our Team

Amazing bigger than life sized wall mural with our Team

Feeling blessed to have the opportunity to work with such an amazing group of staff and athletes on this road to being at our best when it matters most in Rio.

Love this shot of our Senior Womens Basketball Squad preparing for Rio2016

Love this shot of our Senior Womens Basketball Squad preparing for Rio2016

After a hard month of training and competition this happy team can take a few days off to recover and prepare for the next training camp. On the road to Rio2016

Joan Mlynarczyk, Physiotherapist going with Women’s Basketball to Summer Olympic Games in Rio

Joan Mlynarczyk, Physiotherapist going with Women’s Basketball to Summer Olympic Games in Rio

I am looking forward to another successful summer working with Women’s Basketball in preparing for Rio Olympic Games. This team captured an Olympic birth in 2015 by finishing first at the Fiba Americans Championships hosted in Edmonton. In keeping healthy we use the same techniques at healthfx:

  • we focus on gaining optimal mobility & stability performing basic Functional Movements
  • by loading these movement patterns with resistance and exercise we work to correct any strength imbalances
  • by applying the Meditech Laser technology which is therapeutic light to acute and chronic injuries we work to optimize healing
  • by performing Manual Physiotherapy and Massage Therapy Techniques we work to improve joint & soft tissue restrictions

Take a page out of the profile of an Olympian, start by developing good movement patterns and habits in activities of daily living, sleep well, eat well, and structure your day to include exercise and move often.

I will be away from healthfx for short periods of time from May to July before heading over to Rio in late July. If you are looking for answers to your questions and concerns of pain and injury,  healthfx is the place for you. We use a proactive approach to injury and disease prevention and our two very gifted Physiotherapists, Meghan Smith and Keenan Layton, and  Massage Therapist, Patrice Wilson, are currently taking new patients. Call to book an appointment today.   Move often and move well!

 

Warm up for Rotational Activity by Activating your trunk muscles thru rotational movements

Warm up for Rotational Activity by Activating your trunk muscles thru rotational movements

Physiotherapists are  well aware of the hazards of trunk rotation in activities of daily living.  Incorporating movement patterns which activate the muscles of your trunk thru rotational movements is important for rotational sports and activities. When a split stance is taken such during most dynamic sports or a single arm is utilized in a movement pattern, rotation becomes a part of that movement pattern. Golf  and racket sports may be the obvious rotational activities because the upper body moves moves first, however activities where the lower body initiates rotation such as walking and running are also rotational. This video link below demonstrates both upper and lower body rotation and is a great way to warm up and to train and optimize your rotational stabilization strength.

3 Rotational Warm Up Patterns for Rotational Sports – All Sports are Rotational

 

 

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