Tips For Healthy Cycling.

2 People riding their bikes on a wooden bridge through a forest during autumn

Cycling orchard lined roads, touring between vineyards, cruising the Kettle valley railway, flowing down trails at Smith creek, or eagerly awaiting completion of the Okanagan rail trail – cycling offers something for everyone in the beautiful Okanagan. After an injury or surgery, my patients commonly ask “do you think I’m […]

Bike techniques to race fast and remain injury-free.

Guy on a bike, in a race

Cycling is considered a low impact activity but some cyclists do experience pain the the back, knees, feet, saddle region, neck, wrists and hands. The Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia (PABC) recently outlined some simple steps, call the Physio-4, that cyclists can use to reduce their chances for injury, prevent […]

Running techniques to race fast and remain injury-free.

A woman running on a stone path along a beach while the sun sets behind her

This is the time of year where you are starting to ramp up your training for triathlons and running races. It has been shown that as many as 80% of runners sustain a running-related injury in a given year. So what are the reasons for so many running injuries? And how can […]

Swim techniques to race fast and remain injury-free.

Woman kicking off the wall when swimming, hands above her head

Swimming has a relatively low risk of sport related injury, yet, swimmers often complain of shoulder pain. This can be caused by muscle overuse and incorrect technique. By making stroke adjustments, you can not only minimize pain and prevent injury, but also improve performance. The Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia […]

Off Season Prevention of Curling Injuries

Blue curling broom and yellow rock on a curling rink

Attention Curlers! The curling season has now come to an end, and most of us won’t step onto the ice again until fall. If you spent any part of the past season haunted by joint or muscle pain, this is the perfect time to do something about it. Absolutely every […]

Injury Prevention in Curling

Four curling stones, two blue, two red on a curling rink

If you’re a regular league curler, whether recreational or competitive, then you’re surely familiar with the aches, pains and injuries that go hand-in-hand with the sport. Joints and muscles at the knees, back and shoulders are most vulnerable to injury. The good news is that by taking the following three […]

Skiing and Snowboarding

Two people skiing and snowboarding down a snowy hill

Ski and snowboard season is here! I’m sure many of you skiers out there have already started to dust off your equipment, check the daily snow report and maybe even head to the mountain for some early season skiing. We are fortunate in Kelowna to have so many great ski […]

Hockey Injuries

Goal with hockey stick and puck on a rink

Every Fall, thousands of Okanagan hockey players return to the local rinks. Although most will have a great year of pain free hockey, many will suffer an injury during the season. The most common types of lower body hockey injuries suffered are to the groin and hip flexor muscles. These […]

Snowmobiling aches and pains

Man on a blue and white snowmobile as the sun sets in the background

On February 2, the groundhog told us that spring will arrive soon. But don’t fear – the sledding days are not yet over. If you are looking to maximize your snowmobiling adventures or to try the activity for the first time before the snow disappears, then this is for you. […]