At Pivotal Health we appreciate every opportunity where we can sweat, learn, and grow together as a team. When Sweat Vancity owner, Christine Banno approached our team to try out their fitness program, we jumped at the opportunity.
This is the second instalment in our Physiotherapy and the Athlete series. Our goal for these posts is to cast a spotlight and raise awareness about the potential benefits of physiotherapy throughout an athlete's career. Since physiotherapy is often considered a reactive measure to injury, we wanted to have a conversation around what can happen if it's used a proactive tool to possibly improve performance or lengthen an athlete's career.
Physiotherapy is often seen as a treatment that is necessary for people that encounter injury. However, it can also be a key element to preventing injury, improving performance, and extending an athlete’s career. In this series of posts, we ask our physiotherapists about their experience and perspective on the role of physiotherapy in sport.
CrossFit can be one of the most gruelling and unforgiving sports to participate in. Each WOD involves a combination of intense exercises that require the athlete to exert an extraordinary amount of effort, speed, and concentration. These movements can take a toll on your body that can lead to injury if not addressed. Fortunately, IMS can be used to relieve this tension so that you can regain your range of motion and utilize your muscles to their full potential.
Fulfilling a successful workout schedule can be hard. It can easily become a mundane task, especially if you find yourself going to the same gym, doing the exact same workouts over and over again. Our bodies were not designed to perform robotic movements on a workout machine. Yes, our bodies are made to move and improve, but at the same time, it’s in our nature to have fun, be social, and be a part of a community. Why not incorporate these desires into our exercises?
At Pivotal Health we made a decision to rethink how we connect and engage with our community online. As a result, we have dedicated time and resources to properly consider ways we can help educate and nurture a dialogue with anyone that wants to commit themselves to improvement in movement. Here are some of the changes we made.