When Kristie Norquay graduated from the University of Manitoba with her Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation in Physical Therapy, she felt there was more to her patients’ pain and injuries than just a physical component. “In school we learned about assessing and treating the physical body, but there wasn’t as much about the biopsychosocial side of things.”
Believe it or not, 50 per cent of runners get injured every year. Most injuries are caused by doing “too much, too soon”. Here are four tips to help avoid being injured.
#1: Listen to your body
Adaptation is key, and some runners need more time to reach the end point of the same schedule. Adjust your program according to signals from your body. Muscle soreness after starting a new activity can be normal. However, joint or tendon pain is not.
#2: Be attentive to change
What’s in a name? For the team at Trinity Physiotherapy, Sport & Wellness, the answer is simple: everything.
The clinic, which opened in October 2017, offers a spectrum of services including physiotherapy, massage therapy and personal training. Owner and physiotherapist, Stephen Barclay says the name is an important reflection of the clinic’s values and approach.
What if doctors could write a prescription that would slow the growth of cancer, treat depression, prevent cognitive decline and help patients live longer and stronger? They can, according to Australian physiologist and professor Prue Cormie, whose research has led the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia to recommend exercise be added to the treatment regime of cancer patients.
The provincial government and ICBC have announced new regulations for the treatment of people injured in motor vehicle accidents. These changes create a care-based car insurance system in B.C. that will provide increased care. New regulations, coming into effect April 1 2019, will increase ICBC accident benefits for anyone injured in a crash regardless of fault.
Terry Fedorkiw immigrated from Ireland to B.C in 1973 and rather than settle in Vancouver and take a position at GF Strong she had been offered, Terry chose to move her physiotherapy practice to northern B.C. in search of “the real” Canada. She fell in love with the landscape, lifestyle and people. 45 years later, Terry says “I came up here to get to the soul of Canada, with no intention of staying, let me tell you. The rest is history,” from her private practice clinic in Prince George.