Active Rehabilitation with a Kinesiologist

Active Rehabilitation with a Kinesiologist

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.

ACL Surgery Rehabilitation

ACL Surgery Rehabilitation

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.

Prevent Foot Pain With These Exercises

Prevent Foot Pain With These Exercises

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.

Calf Exercises To Save Your Feet and Ankles

Calf Exercises To Save Your Feet and Ankles

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 For Strength And Mobility

Shoulder Exercises For Strength And Mobility

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.

How To Prevent and Reduce Knee Pain

How To Prevent and Reduce Knee Pain

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.

Exercises to Reduce Sciatica Pain

Exercises to Reduce Sciatica 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.


Top 3 Glute Exercises

Top 3 Glute Exercises

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.

Top 3 Exercises To Save Your Back

Top 3 Exercises To Save Your Back

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.

5 Mobility Exercises To Get You Moving

5 Mobility Exercises To Get You Moving

Many athletes spend their time strength training or honing their technical skills related to their sport. All too often, the importance of mobility when it comes to performance is overlooked. Proper mobility can help improve performance and reduce the risk of injury.

Here are 5 mobility exercises to help you perform at your peak:

90/90 Hip Stretch

This is a great stretch for increasing hip mobility. From a seated position, place the front leg in a 90 degree angle and the same with the back leg. Position your hands on either side of your front leg and then slowly bend forward towards your knee. For some, the range of motion may be very small. Stay within your comfort zone and do not force anything.

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Hip Flexor Stretch

Take a kneeling position with your back knee on the ground and your front knee bent in front of you at a 90 degree angle. With a straight back, place your hands on your front knee and lean forward. To get the most out of this stretch, make sure you activate the glut muscle of the back leg. You should feel a deep stretch in the hip flexor of your back leg.

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Figure 4 Stretch

For individuals with knee issues, this is a knee friendly hip stretch. Lay on your back and position your legs in a table top position. Place one foot across the thigh of the other leg. Pull the other leg towards your chest by wrapping your hands around the back of the leg. Hold for 30 - 60 seconds and then switch to the other leg.

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Ankle Rocks

This stretch may be very easy for some and almost impossible for others, but everyone can benefit from it. Take a kneeling position with your back knee on the ground and your front knee at a 90 degree angle. With your front foot firmly planted on the ground, slowly rock forward while keeping your heel on the ground. Range of motion will significantly vary from person to person, so work within your limit.

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Cat/Cow

Many people are familiar with the Cat/Cow stretch from yoga. This is a very accessible stretch that can benefit everyone. Begin in a table top position with your shoulders in line with your wrists and hips in line with your knees. From a neutral spine position, round your spine towards the ceiling like a cat. Then, arch your back, lifting your head and tailbone upwards. Cycle through this fluid motion 10-15 times.

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Three Exercises To Activate Your Glutes

Three Exercises To Activate Your Glutes

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.

Raise Your Rehab Game With Athletic Therapy

Raise Your Rehab Game With Athletic Therapy

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.

How Runners Can Decrease Injuries By Increasing Mobility

How Runners Can Decrease Injuries By Increasing Mobility

Runners are known for being notoriously tight and lacking flexibility and a lot of injuries in running are actually caused by a muscle(s) not functioning as it should. Chiropractic adjustments can help increase joint mobility, increase muscle function and allow you to restore proper alignment to increase overall function.

AlterG® Resilience Training Package

AlterG® Resilience Training Package

Coast Performance Rehab is proud to be one of the few clinics in Canada to offer the use of an AlterG® treadmill to its clients. The AlterG® uses exclusive, NASA-patented Differential Air Pressure to create a powerful rehabilitation tool.