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Justin Whittle
Thursday, 17 November 2016

We Know ... Massage

Can a Massage Make You A Better Runner?

As the temperature drops and the leaves start to fall, you know what we start thinking about?Running! Just ask head honchos Chris and Justin;

Rare breed

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Chris: As we’ve talked about before we know runners are a different breed; no aches and pains, no weather, not much at all will keep them from getting in their miles.

 

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Justin Whittle
Friday, 04 November 2016

We Know Rehab ... with Marcus Stroman

How Physiotherapy Created Last Year's Comeback Kid 

 

We’ve all heard those horror stories, one hit on the football field, one fall on the ice, losing your footing on the pitcher’s mound: it takes just one second, whether you’re a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, to lose an entire season or even end a career.

But rehabilitation can have great results and maybe even make athletes stronger and better if you make a plan and stick to it.

As we celebrate the Cubs World Series win, Justin and Chris talk about last year’s comeback kid and the physiotherapy regime he went through to get back in the game.

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Justin Whittle
Wednesday, 19 October 2016

We Know Change ... with Katherine McBay

Pain-free running is just a step away

Chris and Justin, our head honchos, are both runners, so when Katherine McBay showed up, they knew exactly how to help her get ready for her next run - and all it took was a tiny change!

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Justin Whittle
Wednesday, 05 October 2016

We Know Community … with Chris Cluett

Team player 

We’ve been working on this blog for over a year, offering you and our clients valuable information about your health, and that’s a great thing, but I’ve had my name on all of these and it’s time you meet my partner in crime.

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Justin Whittle
Wednesday, 21 September 2016

We Know Community … with Jason Fancey

Getting some from giving back

Sure Chris and Justin, our head honchos, both believe in fitness, but did you know they also believe in giving back? These two guys volunteer their time, sponsor fitness events on behalf of the company, and donate to causes they believe in. We’ve got a story about how another athlete connects to the community.

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Justin Whittle
Wednesday, 07 September 2016

We Know Community … with Mark English

Back on home court

ProActive Physiotherapy bosses Chris and Justin have been a part of the local sports community for a long time and they know that it takes a total team effort to maximize success. That’s why they do their part by volunteering their own time, sponsoring fitness events and donating to various causes. Along the way they’ve met and worked with many like-minded people and here’s a story about one of them.

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Justin Whittle
Thursday, 18 August 2016

How the Olympics Inspires Our Community

 

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Chris: Nothing quite brings the world together like the Olympics; the pride and nationalism in rooting for your country’s athletes, and the stories of feats, overcoming incredible odds, and great sportsmanship.

 

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Justin Whittle
Friday, 29 July 2016

Champion in the Rowing Community ... with Chris Neary

Champion of the Regatta

ProActive Physiotherapy owners Chris and Justin are huge advocates of healthy living and an active lifestyle, and not just for the obvious physical benefits. They know that being an active part of a sports community offers an opportunity to serve and help it grow, which can be just as rewarding as any medal, plaque or trophy.

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Justin Whittle
Wednesday, 27 July 2016

The Power of Change: How Friendship Saved Two Lives

Follow along as our proud co-owners Chris Cluett (physiotherapist, dad, and avid sportsman) and Justin Whittle (physiotherapist and avid skier) discuss their love of helping you stay proactive.

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Justin Whittle
Thursday, 17 March 2016

It’s never too late to be a poster boy

Mark Dykeman is a really modest guy.

He talks about being an old man just trying to live a healthy life outdoors.

But he's also regularly taking 16-day canoe trips into some of the most amazing places in our province and around North America.

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Justin Whittle
Wednesday, 02 March 2016

Six Reasons to Keep Striving

So, you've hurt yourself, and spent weeks with a physiotherapist. After many sessions of physiotherapy, you know you should to go to a gym to keep up your strength and flexibility. But you've never been to a gym before.
Where do you even begin?

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Justin Whittle
Monday, 15 February 2016

Shovel Love: Four Tweak-proof Tips for moving our East Coast Snow

Winter is the most wonderful time of the year for a skier like me. But as much as I love winter weather, nobody enjoys the shovelling that comes with it. It's a never-ending task living in a northern climate, and it's hard on your back. But it’s a necessary evil if you want to get out of the house, plus it has the added benefit of moderate physical activity. So let's talk about the best ways to clear your driveway without injury.

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Justin Whittle
Friday, 29 January 2016

Keeping Your Strength Up

When you think of strength training, what do you picture?

But strength training isn't just for those guys. It's important for men and women of all ages to keep our strength, especially as we get older.

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Justin Whittle
Monday, 11 January 2016

Four tips for a fresh approach to the new year

2015 is in the books and we’re all looking forward to our best year yet.

What does that mean to you?

At ProActive, it means a new focus and a fresh approach.

As the year ends and we take stock, we’re so proud to say we set up a bunch of great new locations around the province last year, invested heavily in our gym spaces, and hired some amazing new therapists.

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Justin Whittle
Monday, 21 December 2015

It’s the most wonderful time of the year

Christmas can be a tough time for many, there are so many perceived obligations and challenges that it can be tough to find perspective. This is the time of year when you need to take a moment and remember that so much holiday tension is self-inflicted.

Christmas should be a time to celebrate, reflect and enjoy the little moments. And since you can’t pour from an empty cup, it’s important you look after yourself too.

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Justin Whittle
Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Baby it’s cold outside … let’s go for a run

It’s dark, it’s cold, and it’s damp. Feel like a run?
If you’re a regular runner you probably don’t want to be cooped up in a gym, and certainly not on your sofa. But there are a few things to remember if you’re willing and wanting an outdoor run this winter.
Here’s our nine tips to keep you in tip top shape through a long winter’s run.

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Justin Whittle
Thursday, 03 December 2015

ProActive; Prevention and Wellness

At ProActive we’ve always been about progress; your goals, your body, your overall health plan.

We’ve been progressing rapidly since we opened our first location in Mount Pearl in 2004.  We wanted to let you know how proud we are of so many new things we’re offering; from new locations to new team members and speciality services; to growing this online home and on social media too.

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Justin Whittle
Monday, 23 November 2015

Just One Rotation: One Client’s Story from Full-Leg Cast to Half Marathons

It was our second day vacationing in Whistler when my life changed.

I was doing a safety check before heading up the hill on my snowboard. Conditions were icy and I hit a jump. The landing was one of the most excruciating moments of my life.

My name is Peter Mann and I’m a client of ProActive Physiotherapy.

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Justin Whittle
Thursday, 12 November 2015

Concussion confusion; solved

Bang, a smack to the head.

Whether you play contact sports, your kid falls off his bike, or your husband is in a small car accident; any skull-shaking injury can result in a concussion and you should be prepared in case it happens.

Concussions can happen anytime; when playing any contact sport or as a result of a bad slip and fall, the important thing to remember is what you should do after you’re concussed.

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Justin Whittle
Monday, 02 November 2015

Brace yourself

Maybe you don’t want to be a professional surfer, ride motocross for a living, or kick like Mia Hamm.

Instead, you just want to walk the dog and maybe do a little gardening without pain. Or you want to play softball in a beer league or kick a ball around with your kids without suffering for days after.

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