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Several exercises to get you started this spring. Naturally be careful and gradual if you have been sedentary for the last little while. Don't feel you need to follow the program exactly.
This is a gradual increase so for most the increase will be manageable. For those who have been active you can add this to your current program.
If you have concerns ask one of our professionals for a modified program or join one of our classes. Finally, uncertainty about current health status should be addressed first. Try the Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire below and or see a qualified professional.
Good Luck and Have Fun !
Patients will sometimes ask if they can correct their posture. If we measured or took pictures of a persons posture before and after treatment we would often see little to no physical change. For example, someone may show you an x-ray of a crooked back and claim they can straighten the spine. This would be nearly impossible to accomplish and I have never seen any science supporting such claims. In my experience and in discussions with colleagues the general opinion is that dramatic postural change it is extremely challenging.
I do think however that postural management is an important component to treatment and in combination with other therapeutic tools can be very effective.....
The month of June is National Athletic Therapy Month. This is a good time to remember that anyone can benefit from seeing an athletic therapist, not just athletes. Kaylee Woodward, the athletic therapist at Healthview is currently accepting new patients and would be happy to hear from anyone who has questions about athletic therapy.
Not feeling the way you want ? Need some help? See our Athletic Therapist
In addition to treating acute and chronic injuries Kaylee can help you with a clinic and home health and exercise program that can change your life. Furthermore her services are covered under most insurance plans.
With 2014 around the corner you may want to maximize your benefits. If you contact the office we can inquire and explain your coverage.
"This is more affordable and practical then a personal trainer. Our goal is to train you to be independent and put you in control of your health."
A consultation includes an interview and complete assessment of motion, strength, and flexibility. Now the fun begins as we create a plan to success so that you can reach your goals. A specific exercise and general fitness program will be developed for you to begin. Follow ups every 1-3 weeks to track progress and provide progressions.
Everybody is unique in body type, general condition and goals. My job is to put together a program to satisfy all aspects of each client. I am a motivated practitioner and would like to use my energy and specialized training to help you achieve your goals. I define my success as a therapist by results and satisfaction of my clients.
The Canadian Athletic Therapist Association (CATA) is an organization devoted to the health care of the physically active individual, or those desiring to be more active and perform activities of daily living with decreased pain. A Certified Athletic Therapist must have fulfilled the academic, and practical requirements as outlined in the document entitled "Procedures for Certification" on the CATA website. Certified members have successfully completed a comprehensive theory exam, and a subsequent oral/practical exam developed and administered by the certification board of the CATA.
The Scope of Practice of a Certified Athletic Therapist includes the prevention, immediate care, and reconditioning of musculoskeletal injuries. Prevention includes musculoskeletal and postural evaluation, equipment selection, fitting and repair, warm-up, conditioning programs, prophylactic or supportive taping, and adapting to the activity environment and facilities.
Treatments include a combination of heat and ice therapy, ultrasound, laser, electrical modalities, massage and joint mobilization, and safe and progressive exercise rehabilitation programs to get you back on your feet as soon as possible!
June is Athletic Therapy Month, seek out an Athletic Therapist today to see what they can do for you!!
Healthview Therapy Centre
5118 Roblin Blvd, Winnipeg MB