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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

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 […]

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 […]

Running Will (Not?) Ruin Your Knees!

Posted on: October 13th, 2015 by Dan Sivertson

It has been an oft-cited phrase, “running will ruin your knees”. On the face of it, it seems plausible. Most running is done in urban environments on concrete. Running is the act of jumping alternately from one foot to the other. Most recreational runners use a cadence of about 165 steps per minute, so in […]

Foam Rolling II : How it Works and Some Examples

Posted on: June 23rd, 2015 by Dan Sivertson

How does it Work ? In my last post ( Foam Rolling I ) I talked about the research evidence for foam rolling. You should read it, but the take home message is that foam rolling: can help increase flexibility in the short term (for about 10 minutes after rolling) can increase flexibility in the […]

Foam Rolling I

Posted on: May 27th, 2015 by Dan Sivertson

When I returned to Canada in 2005 after 6 years of studying and working in Australia a few things had changed. Vancouver had massive buildings, not everyone was wearing Mountain Equipment Co-op Gore-Tex jackets every waking second (they were wearing something called lulu lemon instead) and a lot of physios and trainers were having their […]

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