Marie-Josée is the newest Physical Therapist at Capilano Rehab Centre to add Graston Technique® (GT) to her list of professional credentials. At Capilano we are always looking for ways to improve treatment and pain relief for our patients in their rehab journey.
Recent Blog Posts
I recently had the chance to sit down and talk with Jon Kassian, who currently has his Professional Status as a Muscle Model with the WBFF (World Beauty Fashion and Fitness Organization). I wanted to talk to him about his upcoming competition at the WBFF World Championships in Toronto on August 27th and to learn more about how he got into the sport of competitive fitness.
Athletes showing off circular bruises (cups marks) on their backs and shoulders have taken the 2016 Rio Olympics by storm but many people are not familiar with cupping (a practice of myofascial release). Myofascial Release is a form of soft tissue therapy used to treat a variety of nagging aches and pains. Athletes have been incorporating cupping as part of a regular injury prevention and muscle recovery to help keep them competing and training at such an elite level.
Traditionally, compression stockings have been used to help increase blood flow in individuals with venous insufficiency and circulatory problems like varicose veins and swelling in their legs, but that has been changing. In the past few years, compression stocking utilization has been on the rise amongst athletes of varying skill and competition level. While they still serve the physiologic purpose of improving venous return and reducing edema, research and experience is showing that compression stockings can help with performance and recovery.
Concussions are a common injury in sport and in life, but many people still don’t fully understand how a concussion happens. It’s not an injury that you physically see, but the side effects of a concussion are very visible to the properly trained eye.
Generally speaking, sports injuries do not discriminate. So why are girls more prone to ACL tears than boys? There is not a cut and dry explanation, but current evidence suggests that girls generally have less neuromuscular control of their knee motion during athletic maneuvers.