9 Strength Building Exercises For Runners

Have you been thinking about taking up running? Are you dreaming about zipping through the Edmonton River Valley, taking in all the gorgeous scenery while getting into great physical shape? What better way to spend a sunny day than that! Running is one of the most popular activities, likely because of its simplicity and accessibility.

By Optimize Physiotherapy
May 8, 2024

How Concussion Rehab Improves Safety and Efficiency to Return to Sport

After an injury, athletes often come into the clinic to recover from the sprain, strain, or break. While getting you back to peak performance is our goal, Concussion Assessment and Treatment are other aspects of recovery we often look at.

By Optimize Physiotherapy
February 15, 2024

Rehab after injury

Dealing with a sports injury can be a daunting and frustrating process. When your sport is a central part of your identity, being away from training and competition becomes not just a physical challenge, but a mental one, too. The rehab process after a sports injury is comprehensive and focused on getting you back to

By Optimize Physiotherapy
November 26, 2022

Breaking Down the Deadlift

In general, the goal of weightlifting is to set the body in a strong position and then maintain that position while moving the weight. This concept comes into practice when doing a deadlift. Deadlifting can feel scary due to old misconceptions and poor training methodology. By breaking down the actual movement and learning how to

By Optimize Physiotherapy
October 17, 2022

Say it Loud!

Pelvic Health Deserves our Attention We’re here to slay the stigma. Despite how far we’ve come in understanding our bodies and minds better, women’s health is still often shrouded in secrecy and sensitivity. So much so, that many women are unaware of the pelvic physiotherapy treatments available to them—and suffer in silence.  Optimize Physiotherapy is

By Optimize Physiotherapy
September 15, 2022

Surprise Me

I am rarely surprised by many things but someone recently told me “I got my ACL repaired years ago and never did any physio after” – let’s just say my jaw dropped to the floor. This individual sitting in front of me wasn’t even here to talk about their knee. Letting that tiny little detail

By Optimize Physiotherapy
August 15, 2022

Get out!

Boost Your Body and Mind—Exercise Outside  Walking. Jogging. Running. Hiking. Sashaying. Whatever your style, most of us know that taking your steps outside is good for your heart, body, mood, and mind. In fact, a UK study of 50,000 walkers—a variety of ages of men and women—found that walking briskly on the regular translates to

By Optimize Physiotherapy
July 17, 2022

Chiropractic at Optimize

Chiropractors are musculoskeletal experts who focus on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of joint and soft tissue disorders of the body. Our goal is to help individuals become free of pain, improve their mobility, and live healthier and happier lives. To become a chiropractor, it takes at least 7 years of schooling (who knew!) and

By Optimize Physiotherapy
May 16, 2022

Push Play

Pelotons Aren’t Going Anywhere From making hearts stop in the Sex and the City reboot to conquering Instagram feeds to being the most coveted piece of technology to take up space in your home, the bike with the big screen has us asking: Is it exercise…or a way of life?! People who ride Pelotons have

By Optimize Physiotherapy
January 15, 2022

Fascia.

More likely than not, you’ve heard this word being thrown around if you’ve seen a physiotherapist, massage therapist, osteopath, or any natural health practitioner.  So, do you know what fascia is and how influential it is to our everyday life? What is fascia and why is it so important?  Fascia is a connective tissue that connects

By Optimize Physiotherapy
January 1, 2022