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Fall into Fitness

I am really enjoying working with some of my personal fitness clients lately! From a retired cyclist who had never incorporated strength into his training before and is seeing the benefits of not only his overall health but his performance on the bike, to building back movement competency and resiliency after an ultimate-frisbee player had…
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7 Reasons to Hire an Athletic Therapist for your 2018 Fitness Goals

I have a client who I’ve been seeing regularly for the past few weeks. He started a new job as a courier which is quite physical – lifting approximately 5000lbs over the course of a day! Going from a job where he was primarily sitting all day, to walking and lifting for 8-10 hours a…
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Concussion Recovery: What I learned through my own experience

Concussion Recovery – A personal experience.. In January of this year, I was at a one-on-one wheelchair practice performing sideline repeats at max speed. I had been training consistently for the past few months and finally started to learn to use my hips to turn the chair (an advantage as an able-bodied player that I…
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Concussion Management: What we know now

Concussion Management: What we know now & How Athletic Therapy can help A sport-related concussion (SRC) is defined as: ‘a traumatic brain injury induced by biomechanical forces.’1 Although research focuses on SCR, we know concussions can occur outside of sport and ‘may be caused either by a direct blow to the head, face, neck or elsewhere…
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What is Athletic Therapy? My journey to becoming an Athletic Therapist

Not sure what Athletic Therapy is? Don’t worry, for awhile, I didn’t either! I was in my first year of college, playing varsity volleyball while pursing a diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion. I had always had an interest in both sports and the human body – being a kinesthetic learner, I wanted to learn by…
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National Athletic Therapy Month – Functional Mobility Promo

June is National Athletic Therapy Month, and to celebrate, Athletic Therapy Plus is offering a FREE Functional Mobility sample class to your sports team, club, or group. Regardless of sport or activity, we believe having proper joint mobility is crucial to performance in sport, work and life. Space is limited so contact us today to reserve…
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National Athletic Therapy Month – Social Media Contest

June is National Athletic Therapy Month! To spread the love and awareness of the work of Athletic Therapists, Athletic Therapy Plus is offering YOU a chance to experience the benefits of Athletic Therapy for FREE. Enter to WIN a 3-session prize pack valued at over $250! Every “Like” = 1 entry Every ‘Share’ or ‘Repost’…
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Podcast: Rowing Injuries and Prevention Strategies

Prior to the Rio 2016 Olympics, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Joe D’Leo of Leo Training on his podcast to discuss Rowing Injuries and Prevention Strategies. We talked about dynamic warm-ups, mobility systems including Functional Range Conditioning, as well as working collaboratively as an Integrated Support Team. Here are a few of my favourites,…
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Optimize Performance Through Mobility Training – Functional Range Conditioning®

Do you have the required range of motion to not only maximize your performance in training and competition, but properly recover in between sessions, WHILE avoiding injury? Unfortunately, most of us don’t – we will find the range elsewhere by compensating. Whether it’s through our knee for poor ankle or hip mobility, our spine for…
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WheelWOD Open 17.5 – Mobility Prep

Hey WheelWOD Nation! Last go for the 2017 WheelWOD Open – check out these mobility tips to get your shoulders and forearms prepped for a tough one! Be sure to check out tips from 17.2 as well as we go over some mobility prep for the spine – important for getting that clean from the…
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