Therapy Considerations for the Flexion-Intolerant Low Back

Therapy Considerations for the Flexion-Intolerant Low Back Low back injuries are extremely prevalent amongst athletes who compete in powerlifting, weightlifting or Crossfit. As a performance therapist, I often treat athletes who are flexion intolerant and have...

Balancing Guilt and Joy

Balancing Guilt and Joy My mama guilt has been running high as of late, pun intended.  You see, for the past few months, I've been focused on several running goals: first up is an early Spring half-marathon, then a few 10ks, followed by the pinnacle of my running...

Taping the Quad muscle for recovery

Here is a video from Dr Ashley Worobec, Chiropractor and Rocktape Canada ambassador on how to tape the Quad with our 4" big daddy roll for optimal recovery.

Just Keep Moving

Climbing, whether indoors or outdoors, is muscle memory at its finest – if you don’t use it, you lose it. Thanks to a series of very unfortunate events, my early days of attempting 5.10s quickly turned into years of atrophy as my harness and shoes gathered dust....

Concussion Rehab: Benefits of Aerobic Exercise

Concussion Rehab: Benefits of Aerobic Exercise When people think of concussion rehab, they typically don’t envision jumping on a bike or a treadmill, but there has been a large increase in research that is in favor of low-intensity sub-symptom threshold aerobic...

Tape the Rainbow! Get creative with your kinesiology tape!

Tape the Rainbow! When clients enter my Physio treatment room, one of the first things they see is a row of tape in many colours and patterns. Why do I have so many options? Colour may alter the effectiveness of the tape application. This is not because different...

How to make your fitness resolutions come true this 2019, while avoiding injury!

How to make your fitness resolutions come true this 2019, while avoiding injury! It’s that time of year again, the gyms are packed, busier then they have been all year. You’ve got your fresh new shoes that you got for Christmas, a new FitBit that you got for a steal...

Running Towards Greatness

Meet Justin "Magic" Gallegos, a young athlete who has not let his battle with cerebral palsy deter him from pursuing his dream of long-distance running. Born in 1998 in Santa Clarita, California, the future runner was diagnosed with CP at the tender age of 3. Growing...

3 Exercises for 3 of the Most Common Office-Worker Injuries, that you can do at work!

Office Worker Injuries When you hear “workplace injury” one might think of falling down a set of stairs, or burning oneself after spilling a hot cup of coffee. If you actually work in an office, you would know that those are not the true workplace injuries that office...

Introducing our latest RockTape Ambassador; Amanda Benaim; BKin (Hons), MScPT

Meet our newest RockTape Ambassador, Amanda Benaim; BKin (Hons), MScPT Amanda has years of experience working with sports teams, fitness training, and providing health care services. As a Physical Therapist, Amanda strongly believes in treating the body with a...

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Therapy Considerations for the Flexion-Intolerant Low Back

Therapy Considerations for the Flexion-Intolerant Low Back

Therapy Considerations for the Flexion-Intolerant Low Back Low back injuries are extremely prevalent amongst athletes who compete in powerlifting, weightlifting or Crossfit. As a performance therapist, I often treat athletes who are flexion intolerant and have...

read more
Balancing Guilt and Joy

Balancing Guilt and Joy

Balancing Guilt and Joy My mama guilt has been running high as of late, pun intended.  You see, for the past few months, I've been focused on several running goals: first up is an early Spring half-marathon, then a few 10ks, followed by the pinnacle of my running...

read more
Just Keep Moving

Just Keep Moving

Climbing, whether indoors or outdoors, is muscle memory at its finest – if you don’t use it, you lose it. Thanks to a series of very unfortunate events, my early days of attempting 5.10s quickly turned into years of atrophy as my harness and shoes gathered dust....

read more
Concussion Rehab: Benefits of Aerobic Exercise

Concussion Rehab: Benefits of Aerobic Exercise

Concussion Rehab: Benefits of Aerobic Exercise When people think of concussion rehab, they typically don’t envision jumping on a bike or a treadmill, but there has been a large increase in research that is in favor of low-intensity sub-symptom threshold aerobic...

read more
Tape the Rainbow! Get creative with your kinesiology tape!

Tape the Rainbow! Get creative with your kinesiology tape!

Tape the Rainbow! When clients enter my Physio treatment room, one of the first things they see is a row of tape in many colours and patterns. Why do I have so many options? Colour may alter the effectiveness of the tape application. This is not because different...

read more
Running Towards Greatness

Running Towards Greatness

Meet Justin "Magic" Gallegos, a young athlete who has not let his battle with cerebral palsy deter him from pursuing his dream of long-distance running. Born in 1998 in Santa Clarita, California, the future runner was diagnosed with CP at the tender age of 3. Growing...

read more