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!
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.