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What can a good Physiotherapist do for you?

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What is Whiplash Exactly?
What can you do for it?

Do you have neck pain from: 

A car accident?Sports injuryFalling / hitting your head

Want to know more??? Check out this article:

Beth Rodden - Climbing Back

Beth Rodden; One of the world's best rock climbers in the world used a lot of physiotherapy to help with her torn labrum in her shoulder from climbing. 

What is a torn labrum in the shoulder? 
Torn Labrum

Advanced Clinical Therapy

What is Advanced Clinical Therapy?

How can a Physiotherapist work with you to help you realise your goals?

Here is a great Article written by a Physiotherapist that talks about what can be done!

Check out the article here:
Advanced Clinical Therapy

How can physiotherapists use advanced clinical techniques to help you realize your goals?
by: Vancouver Physiotherapist Travis Dodds

How's Your Stroke?

Treating swimmers and in particular Triathletes in the clinic has piqued my interests to learn how to swim better. 

As an ex-cross country runner back in the day and and recently began road riding on my one year old newish bike, I can begin to appreciate what it would be like to have done a swim first before hand. 

Conferring with my colleague, Heather Camenzind, a physiotherapist at INSYNC PHYSIOTHERAPIST who has not only dedicated her spare time in progressing her profession skills but also become adept in triathlon training as an Ironman, “Ironwoman”, she has given injury prevention talks in all three areas and also has taught technique classes in water running for supplemental training.

As a result, I’ve begun my training in swimming and have found some really swim techniques that could be beneficial for both the beginner, intermediate and advanced swimmers.

InSyncPhysio: Leah's Testimonial

Check out the results that some clients are having at INSYNC PHYSIO!

INSYNC PHYSIO helped with Leah's Whiplash and neck and shoulder pain!

She gained her movement back sooner!

Leah benefited long term from going to INSYNC PHYSIO!

INSYNC PHYSIO helps Leah get back to doing the things that she really Loves to do again like rock climbing & yoga.

INSYNC PHYSIO helps her with her Goals!

INSYNC PHYSIO helped her do her first Triathlon!

Getting at the root cause of your Sport Injuries / Spinal injuries

Need help with an injury?

Want to get back playing your sports (Recreationally, competitively or professionally)?

Need help with your neck Whiplash / car accident injuries?

Do you have nerve pain or headaches?

Do you have chronic pain or chronic tightness issues?

Does your back or hips limit your mobility or decrease your confidence in doing physical activities / sports?

Did you have knee, shoulder, ankle, wrist, elbow, hip or back surgery?

Do want to run your first 10 km or half marathon injury free?

Were you a previously an elite athlete and now just starting up a training program and unsure of how past injuries will affect you?

Want to run faster?

Want to player stronger?

Want to feel better?

Want to recover faster?

At INSYNC PHYSIOTHERAPY, we connect you with how you can really move again!!!

Shoulder Strengthening Tips

Have you had issues with shoulder weakness in the past? Do you want to work on creating a strong base and strengthening the muscles of your shoulder blades to give you that strong stable base of support for your rotator cuff and to help keep the shoulder blade and rotator cuff muscles working in together properly?

Whether it's stronger shoulders for rock climbing, throwing & laying out in Ultimate frisbee to assisting with pain control from shoulder impingement from day to day lifting, this is a great exercise for you. Yes, you also need to stretch out other muscles that most like be tight, such as the Lats, delta, pecs or biceps.

Check out the exercise above!


INSYNC PHYSIOTHERAPY provides services in Sports Injuries, Physiotherapy, Exercise Rehabilitation, Massage Therapy, Acupuncture & IMS. We also accept WorkSafe BC & ICBC claims. We are excited to be providing integrated patient–centre…

InSyncPhysio: Inner Core Strengthening Tips

Do you ever have lower back pain?

Do your hips, pelvis and lower back get tight constantly?

Perhaps inner core strengthening is what you need. Whether it's competitive sports to amateur or recreation sports or living an active lifestyle where you want to walk / hike again, training your core can help you move the way you really want to move again.

Check out the following on inner core activation:

Ultimate Injuries: How to fully rehabilitate your power and strength?

Just Finished playing a week-end tournament?

So you just finished playing a tournament this week-end and you have some extra soreness that's more than normal in your lower quadrant - namely your thighs, hips, knees, legs or ankles.

What do you do after you have done physiotherapy and rested for several days, and am now eager to get back to playing again? Make sure you have your Physiotherapist assess your functional movement patterns and find out what continued imbalances that you may still have.

You need to also make sure you strengthen the weak areas. Doing some specific functional strengthening can help you regain power which could be part of your muscle imbalance equation. It is possible that this will not only help you play harder, run faster, jump higher and cut sharper but may also help you prevent you from getting injured in your next game or tournament. Below is a specific exercise (with a progression to the basic) that can help you increase power and strength through your l…

Ultimate Activation: How to Warm up for Ultimate Frisbee

How can we get a huge benefit from a few minutes of warm-up? by Vancouver Physiotherapist Travis Dodds
Warming up for sport has changed dramatically in the past couple of decades. Spurred on by ground-breaking programs such as FIFA 11+ in soccer, and the FMS study in NFL football, athlete health professionals are beginning to focus more on how to prevent injury, improve functional movement and fuel long term performance.
Ultimate is characterized by a very wide distribution of injuries. They may be acute/traumatic due to collision with the ground, other athletes, or even the disc. Even more injuries are chronic due to the imbalances inherent to the sport such as pivoting from a dominant leg/throwing arm, not to mention the sheer volume of running, jumping and cutting at high speed!
Functional movement refers to an individual’s capacity for complex, full-body movements, such as a squat, toe touch, back bend, full body rotation or single leg balance. When these fundamental movements ar…
Ankle Taping...

Isn't it great to have someone like your own personal coach, trainer or Physiotherapist that can strap up your ankle before  the game? Unfortunately, not everyone has that luxury and we need to be able to make due. 

Whether it's soccer, baseball, football, ultimate frisbee, running, rugby, hockey, hiking or cross fit, here is a video by Travis Dodds, Physiotherapist at INSYNC PHYSIOTHERAPY, showing you a very good and effective and relatively easy way to do it yourself:


Travis Dodds, Registered Physiotherapist  M.Sc(PT) Travis graduated from the University of Alberta’s Masters of Science in Physical Therapy program in 2010. He is dedicated to ongoing education to stay at the cutting edge of Manual Therapy (hands-on treatments), Functional Movement, Prehab, Exercise and Taping. He has completed post-graduate coursework in all of these fields and is committed to keep up with curre…

Ankle Injuries in Ultimate Frisbee