How to Return to Physical Activity Safely During COVID-19

How to Return to Physical Activity Safely During COVID-19

October 02 2020
We have all faced a new challenge in our fitness routines this year with COVID-19 keeping us confined to our homes. As a result, many people may not have kept up their physical fitness levels. With the changing of seasons upon us and the start of a new school year, many of us feel a desire to return to routine, including our fitness routine. 

While you may want to dive back in, you should go easy as you build back up to your pre-COVID training regime to avoid any kind of injury. Whether you’re an athlete or not, easing back into it should be your priority. We have gathered some tips to get you back on track — safely. 
What May Be Causing Your Shin Pain and How To Treat it at Home

What May Be Causing Your Shin Pain and How To Treat it at Home

September 24 2020
If you have ever experienced shin splints or any other kind of shin pain, you know how it can be an ongoing pain that is often hard to treat yourself. You might think that shin pain only happens to runners, but this issue can happen to anyone who has recently intensified their level of physical activity. So how can you treat shin pain or “shin splints,” and better yet, prevent it from happening in the first place? Read on to learn more.
Reducing Arthritis Pain Through Exercise

Reducing Arthritis Pain Through Exercise

September 11 2020
Sticking to an exercise routine can be difficult, even for the healthiest of people. If you suffer from joint pain due to arthritis, moving your body may be the last thing you want to think about. But regular exercise can reduce painful symptoms, improve joint function and flexibility, increase range of motion, and boost mood.

We have compiled a list of our favourite exercises to incorporate into your lifestyle to improve your Arthritis pain — read on to learn more.
Tips for Runners To Prevent Injuries and Improve Performance

Tips for Runners To Prevent Injuries and Improve Performance

September 04 2020
Running or jogging is one of the most commonly performed and understood method of exercise, and as such, it comes as no surprise that a lot of injuries physios see are running-related, it’s no surprise that a lot of injuries we see in the physio office are related to running.

If you’re among the many people who take up running or are looking to increase your training regimen, we have some tips to improve your performance while keeping you injury-free.
How To Get Started Strengthening Your Ankles

How To Get Started Strengthening Your Ankles

August 27 2020

Many of us have experienced ankle injuries and sprains at some point in our lives and those that are fortunate enough to not have experienced such an injury – well, we won’t talk about them too much here.

But, if you’ve rolled your ankles in the past, want to strengthen your ankles, or understand how the ankle works a bit more- here are a couple of tips!

Using Your WorkSafe BC Benefits for Physiotherapy

Using Your WorkSafe BC Benefits for Physiotherapy

August 20 2020
When people have a work-related injury, Work Safe BC (WSBC) helps them get the health care and rehabilitation services they need. This may include consultation and treatment with a physiotherapist. Vancity Physiotherapy offers in-person and virtual rehabilitation to help you recover from work-related injuries. 

So what steps do you need to take? Read on to find out more.
Foam Roller

Make Foam Rolling a Regular Part of Your Routine

August 13 2020
Foam rolling is an amazing accessory for any athlete. Find out how it can improve your athletic performance.
strains and sprains

The Difference Between Strains and Sprains

August 06 2020
When clients come to us for physiotherapy treatment, they’ll use terms like sprains or strains to describe their injuries. These words are used interchangeably by many but they actually have different meanings. In this week’s blog, we’re going to look at the difference between these two types of common injuries and how we grade their severity.
home gym

How to Build a Home Gym on a Budget During COVID-19

July 30 2020
This week, I wanted to highlight the basic items a person needs to create killer workouts at home, all without breaking a bank. Here’s the equipment you need to build a home gym on a budget during COVID-19.
safe summer workout

5 Tips for a Safe Summer Workout Plan

July 23 2020
If you’re planning on taking some of your workouts outside this summer, here are 5 tips for a safe summer workout plan.
Bodyweight Exercises

5 Bodyweight Exercises to Incorporate into Your Routine

July 16 2020
In this week's blog, we’re going to look at 5 Body Weight Exercises that should form the core of every home workout plan.
Clinical Pilates

Trying Clinical Pilates/Reformer Pilates for the First Time: A Phy...

July 14 2020
Prior to last Wednesday, I had only a basic understanding of what Pilates is. After being put through my paces by our newest member of staff, Brita, I have a whole new appreciation!
Home Workouts

5 Tips to Maximize Your Home Workouts

July 09 2020
Working out from home during COVID? Here are five tips to help you maximize those home workouts.
Health Benefits

Why You Should Tap into Your Health Benefits

July 02 2020
Are you using your employer healthcare benefits? Here are some of the reasons you should be maximizing these amazing benefits.
progressive overload

What is Progressive Overload and Why is it Important?

June 25 2020
Today on the blog, we discuss a vital component of recovery and strength building: progressive overload. If your goal...

Involved in a motor vehicle accident recently? Everything you need ...

June 23 2020

ICBC has made significant changes which are important for those of you who have been involved in an accident. Compared to previous ICBC models, the new care-based insurance model has significantly increased recovery benefits for BC residents injured in a crash. On this blog, we outline key changes to ICBC and how you can get started on your road to recovery.

relieve jaw pain

Trying to Relieve Jaw Pain? We Specialize in TMJ Treatment

June 18 2020
If you’re looking for ways to relieve jaw pain, this post is for you. One of the most common reasons for jaw pain is because of injury or dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). The TMJ is the hinge joint that connects your jawbone to your skull. There are hinges on both sides of your face, located just in front of your ear. Your TMJ allows you to move your jaw up and down and side to side. Its function is necessary for everyday living: talking, eating, laughing and yawning, for example. 
exercise routine

It’s Time to Start Your Post-COVID Exercise Routine

June 11 2020
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