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Hip Hike

Hip Hike The hip hike strengthens the hip abductors, which plays an important role in maintaining stability of the pelvis during activities such as walking or running. When these muscles are weak or poorly recruited, it can lead to a number of different issues including iliotibial band (IT band) pain and patellofemoral pain. The target…

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Hamstring Curl

Hamstring Curl The hamstring curl with ball roll in targets both the hamstrings and core. These are muscles that almost all of us could use some strengthening in especially if we spend a good portion of our days sitting or being sedentary. Weather you are already active, trying to increase your activity level or are…

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Beginners 10K Running Program | Thrive Now Physio

Beginners 10K Running Program

Beginners 10K Running Program One of the perks of living somewhere as beautiful as Vancouver Island is it also has a mild enough climate that we can participate in our favourite activities all year long. This includes running. Each year the Vancouver Island running association puts out the island race series. This is a series…

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Seasonal Foods - Aligning with nature and the ancestors

Seasonal Foods

Seasonal Foods – Aligning with nature and the ancestors Late autumn is here and with it is cooler weather, bountiful farms, gradually shorter days and longer nights as we transition away from the heat of the summer. During the summer, cooling foods such as salads, iced peppermint tea, intermittent fasting and smoothies with raw kale…

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