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If you could, would you run when you are 80? 

Posted on: October 23rd, 2023 by Dan Sivertson

My son Cole is now in grade 8. Much to my surprise, he joined the high school cross country team. I am trying to stay cool, but deep inside, I am over the moon! I know that this could lead to a lifetime of great outdoors experiences, a strong body, a social network, and quite […]

Post Race Recovery and How to Prevent “Marathon Flu”

Posted on: May 3rd, 2023 by Dan Sivertson
Post Marathon Recovery

Spring and early summer are the main road racing season in the lower mainland. Yahoo!  Hopefully you have signed up for a big event or two; if not, it is not too late!  We talk and read a lot about what to do in our training to prepare for a big event like a 10 […]

Prepare Your Legs to Ski Better and to Avoid Knee Injuries this Winter 

Posted on: December 9th, 2022 by Dan Sivertson

– written by Andrea Burley (Physiotherapist, Pure Form Physio) With the warm sunny days of “Augtober” behind us, we’re quickly shifting into ski season! Let’s get through this ski season injury free! Many common ski injuries can be minimized with strengthening prevention work, and some pre-season conditioning will help those burning leg muscles last longer […]

Running Injury Prevention Series: Week 3

Posted on: November 9th, 2022 by Dan Sivertson

As I prepared to pick up the Running Injury Prevention Blog again and knowing I had really gotten behind in writing, I was feeling a tad silly for delaying so long. I wondered, “How did I get so far behind?!”. That is when I realized I could blame the Pandemic for getting me a wee […]

The 5 Types of Physiotherapy Professional Development: Advice from a Clinic Owner and Mentor

Posted on: June 23rd, 2022 by Dan Sivertson
Models of Personal Development

The vast majority of new physios I meet are very interested in receiving ongoing Professional Development (PD) education, also known as Continuing Professional Development (CPD).   I’m willing to bet that PD is important to you as well.   In fact, I find it’s the #1 talking point in interviews.  And that interest is good! Why? […]

Physiotherapy Jobs in BC: 6 Clinic Models you Need to Consider

Posted on: March 31st, 2022 by Dan Sivertson
Clinical Models: Your Physiotherapy Career

So you are about to begin working in private practice, if you have not already.   Physio jobs in BC, especially Surrey, Langley and Vancouver, are in demand.  You’ll need a way to evaluate the opportunities. I looked at the PABC job posting site, ran a bit of math and made a nifty graphic, and you […]

How to Set Your Physiotherapy Career Up for Success

Posted on: February 16th, 2022 by Dan Sivertson
Blog Series for New Physios: Your Career

This blog series is for any clinician starting out in private practice, be it Physiotherapy, Massage Therapy or any other allied health profession. So when I say “physiotherapy”, you can insert your chosen area. With the recent completion of the UBC- run “BC Registration Evaluations”  there is a large cohort of new physios about to […]

Running Injury Prevention Series: Week 2

Posted on: January 30th, 2019 by Dan Sivertson

Intrinsic Causes of Injury As mentioned in our first article, there are intrinsic and extrinsic causes of injury in running.  Extrinsic are those that are due to something that is “outside” of your body (e.g. errors in your training plan).  We will discuss this in our next article.  For now, we are talking about the […]

Running Injury Prevention Series: Week 1

Posted on: January 21st, 2019 by Dan Sivertson 2 Comments

Introduction to the series It is 2019, and the first 10 km, half marathon and marathons are just around the corner. It is the time of the year where new spandex is purchased, shoes are bought…. and physiotherapy clinics start to get busy. Yes, ‘tis true. 25- 50% of runners will experience a running related […]

Even Physios Get Sore

Posted on: May 31st, 2017 by Dan Sivertson

What Does a Physiotherapist With A Sore Lower Back Do? One month ago I had the good fortune of having a birthday. I say good fortune, as once you hit 40, still having birthdays is a bit of an honour. I hear this sense of good fortune grows as you hit 50, 60 and so […]

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