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Squatting Mechanics and Myths
Posted on: November 8th, 2019 by REP Physio

The squat and its variants are some of the most commonly prescribed exercises for rehabilitation, strengthening and athletic development. While optimal squatting mechanics will vary between populations, it is still a hot topic in current research. Today, I am going to answer a few of the main questions I get from clients and provide my […]

AcuStretch Class at Westbrook
Posted on: September 3rd, 2019 by REP Physio

AcuStretch Class October 19 and Nov 16 2019 3 p.m. @ Westbrook. Limited Spots Available On October 19th and November 16th, 2019, Alex Broderick (our personal trainer) and Elmira Olson (our acupuncturist) will be holding an acupuncture-stretch class at REP Physio’s Westbrook location. We will be doing gentle stretching combined with acupuncture with the goal […]

Group Fitness Classes at Westbrook
Posted on: September 3rd, 2019 by REP Physio

Group fitness classes start September 17th!  Tuesday and Thursdays 7:30-8:30 p.m. @ Westbrook These classes will be on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at our Westbrook clinic! Expect One Hour exercises classes including cardio, strength, and stretching. EVERYONE is welcome – at any fitness level – even the injured… YOU can join! Single Drop-in and multi-class […]

Shoulder Health and Swimming
Posted on: April 10th, 2019 by REP Physio

Swimming is a great low impact activity which can be used to improve cardiovascular function. Making sure you get the most out of your time in the water means we need to ensure proper pain-free movement. When muscle imbalances exist in the shoulder, freestyle, front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, or butterfly can be difficult to […]

Sleep, Recovery, and Physical Activity
Posted on: April 3rd, 2019 by REP Physio

There is a strong relationship between sleep and proper recovery from physical activity. The recommended amount of sleep varies with age across the life span. Infants sleep on average 70% of the day whereas adolescents require much less sleep, more reflective of the adult sleep structure. The National Sleep Foundation recommends the following amount of […]

Common Cycling Injuries
Posted on: March 29th, 2019 by REP Physio

With over 5,000 pedal revolutions per hour, it is no wonder that some of the most common complaints reported by cyclists result from repetitive overuse. Reassessing your saddle height and handlebar positioning can be a great place to start managing your discomfort. Supplement your cycling with hip and core strengthening to help prevent your discomfort […]

Training for Warmer Weather: Running with Plantar Fasciitis
Posted on: February 21st, 2019 by REP Physio

Whether you’re training for a race, triathlon or wanting to be active with the kids, now is the perfect time to start preparing for your spring and summer activities. Don’t let plantar fasciitis stop you from achieving your goals!  The plantar fascia is a dense, multi-layered fibrous connective tissue that originates from the calcaneus (heel […]

Let’s Talk Sciatic Nerve Pain
Posted on: February 11th, 2019 by REP Physio

Do you suffer from lower limb numbness, tingling, burning, or sharp shooting pain past the knee?  Sciatic nerve pain can happen for a number of reasons but some of the most common culprits include deconditioned core musculature and tight glutes.  According to the physiotherapists here at REP Physio, activity is often the best medicine. Here […]

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