At COAST, all of our practitioners believe in a hands on, exercise-based approach to treatment. Our goal is to work seamlessly as an integrated team to ensure the best possible care for our clients. Our Physiotherapists offer a wide range of skills and experiences to help diagnose and rehabilitate an injury, and to work with you to prevent future injuries.
Here are three shoulder mobility exercises that will help relieve tension in your back and shoulders and support good posture, essential for injury prevention
We are very excited to offer Clinical Rehab Pilates as one of our treatment options at our COAST Kitsilano clinic with Physiotherapist Quita Harman. This is a great option for anyone rehabilitating an injury or looking to focus on overall strength and fitness.
Maintaining mobility in your hip flexors not only helps with overall body functionality, but can also help to relieve back pain, especially related to sitting for long periods of time.
COAST Kitsilano lets us expand our goal to change the way injury rehabilitation is done by bringing our movement focused, multidisciplinary philosophy to the people of Vancouver.
At COAST, all of our practitioners believe in a hands on, exercise-based approach to treatment. Our goal is to work seamlessly as an integrated team to ensure the best possible care for our clients. That’s why our Chiropractors don’t rely exclusively on adjustments but instead apply a holistic approach to injury treatment and rehabilitation.
Our Hip Flexors play a major role in the overall function of our lower body and are essential for walking and running.
The hip flexor muscles are located at the front of the body and consist of the Psoas and Iliacus. These muscles have attachments on the lumbar spine, pelvis and the femur. As a result, weak and/or tight hip flexors can impact your lower back, pelvis, hip and knee function.
Runners, hikers and field sport athletes are very susceptible to hip flexor related injuries as these muscles are responsible for lifting the thigh up to allow you to step or run.
Here are three exercises to strengthen your hip flexors and prevent injuries.
Neck pain is a very common complaint and tense muscles are usually to blame. Unfortunately, neck pain is often a result of the activities that we perform throughout our day such as working in front of a computer or sleeping in an awkward position. Check out our latest blog post for simple yet effective stretches to help manage that pain in your neck!
Kinesiologists are movement and exercise specialists that focus on injury based reconditioning. They are a critical part of the rehabilitation team at COAST and a great compliment to many treatments that we offer, such as Physiotherapy, Chiropractic and Massage. Kinesiologists will help you rehabilitate from injury or surgery and build a stronger, more resilient body.
At COAST, we offer a variety of therapies and a collaborative work environment to help our patients get back to what they love doing faster.
Post operation ACL Rehabilitation should be approached in three phases, with Phase 1 starting immediately post surgery. Your healthcare provider will continuously assess your progress and give you clearance to move into each phase of active rehabilitation.
At some point in our lives, many of us will experience foot pain. The following exercises address muscular weaknesses in our feet and ankles to prevent injuries.
The muscles in your lower leg, such as you soleus and gastrocnemius (calf muscles) significantly impact the health of your ankles and feet. Regular stretching and strengthening exercises can help prevent chronic injuries like Achilles Tendonitis, as well as reduce the severity of acute injuries such as sprained ankles.
Shoulder exercises are not just for rehabilitation from an injury. In a society were we spend much of our day either hunched over a computer or phone, taking some time to improve shoulder strength and mobility will help prevent more serious injuries in the future.
Whether you are young or old, a weekend warrior or professional athlete, knee pain related to patellofemoral syndrome is a common injury that can affect a wide spectrum of individuals. This blog post focuses on simple at home exercises to address muscular imbalances and biomechanical issues to help treat and prevent knee pain.
Along with treatment from a health practitioner, there are exercises that you can do at home to help alleviate the discomfort associated with Sciatica. Here are our top three Sciatica exercises to help get you reduce pain and get you moving again.
The Glutes (Gluteus Maximus, Medius and Minimus) are one of the largest and most important muscle groups in the entire body. Our latest blog post focuses on three banded glute exercises that will help to prevent lower body injury and improve athletic performance.
Back pain is a common complaint expressed by a variety of patients our Kinesiologists treat at COAST. Whether you are recovering from surgery, injured from a car accident, or have back issues related to a lifetime of desk work, performing these three exercises in an active rehab program can help relieve pain by strengthening your back and core.
The glutes are one of the largest and most important muscle groups in the entire body. They are the primary stabilizers and activists of the hip joint, and the powerhouse muscle of the lower body. Having strong glutes isn’t just for looks. They play a crucial role in one’s posture, performance, injury prevention and everyday functioning.
Athletic Therapists specialize in injury assessment, rehabilitation and full return to activity. They combine manual therapy with other treatment techniques such as exercise and movement-based rehab and traditional therapies such as ultrasound and muscle stimulation.