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Arthur Ash
Friday, 09 October 2015

End of the (Trap)Line

Just beyond the finish line of the Trapline Marathon is a kind of magical place.

People who are tired and sore; just exhausted physically and mentally, well, they’re smiling and talking to one another; wandering around and drinking water and stretching.

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Justin Whittle
Monday, 21 September 2015

Team Dynamics

When you walk in the door at ProActive, you might find me smiling mug behind the front desks.

You probably won’t see me in the therapy rooms as much, given my time spent moving around to each location.

You might see me wandering our fitness studios from time to time while you workout, but it may not be me who’ll be teaching you those awesome exercises to get you back on your feet after an injury.

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Justin Whittle
Thursday, 10 September 2015

Do what you love, love what you do

What do physiotherapists do anyway? We take your health history and help you practice exercises to improve your range of motion. We fit you with braces and we help to relieve pain through movement.

Yeah, we do all that. But we also do a whole lot more!

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Justin Whittle
Wednesday, 02 September 2015

Getting ProActive for Work

Every day ProActive Physiotherapy works with clients who suffer horrible chronic pain due to a workplace injury. Wouldn’t it be better if we could get out ahead of these injuries or even see them coming?

ProActive may be able to help. We offer a check-up of sorts for people starting a new job.

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Justin Whittle
Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Just Do It

The human body is an incredible machine. It runs hundreds of processes without us even thinking about them. Yet, as humans we drive our minds and bodies to extremes every day with the sheer number of tasks we feel compelled to do. And that causes more stress; which can result in heart disease, obesity, mental illness, and more.

How the heck are you going to fit a workout in on top of all that?

Easy! We’ll show you.

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Justin Whittle
Tuesday, 04 August 2015

End the Chorus of I’m Bored!

We’re into the thick of summer vacation and the kids are getting restless. You’re all out of ideas on ways to keep them occupied and they’re complaining about being bored.

Don’t worry, ProActive Physiotherapy has some ideas to calm your nerves and make for some healthy happy kids.

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Justin Whittle
Friday, 24 July 2015

Long Time Running

You ever see a runner banging down the street and cringe at the heel strikes? No? I do.

What about that guy who leans into the run thinking it will make him faster? Man that gets my goat.

As a runner, I love to see people take on the challenge. I love when a new runner talks about the meditative qualities of that morning or evening jaunt. I love to see those signs go up informing us that Topsail Road is closing for another Tely 10.

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Justin Whittle
Thursday, 09 July 2015

Bottoms up

OK, before we get this started, let’s all go get a glass/bottle/carafe of water.

Go on, we’ll wait.

...

OK, you’re back. Have a drink, it’s good for you.

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Justin Whittle
Monday, 22 June 2015

Food and Good Health: Farmer's Market Recipes

What are you doing this weekend?

Maybe a quick trip to the Farmer’s Market? Is there such a thing as a quick trip there?

Of course, after we take a trip to the market and come home with all those beautiful veggies, locally-raised meats and the amazing home-baked desserts, you’ve got to make a tasty dinner using it all - preferably one you can eat on the patio!

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Justin Whittle
Friday, 19 June 2015

Parks: Not all Fun and Games

Celebrate Bannerman and all parks with us this weekend

Did anyone else notice how quickly spring came this year? I mean, yeah, it’s been a little chilly, but it was like we had one humid day and all of a sudden the whole city turned green.

There were leaves everywhere, flowers had bloomed.

One of my favourite things to do in spring is to get out into the park for a run with the dog or get the kids on the swings.

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Justin Whittle
Friday, 29 May 2015

Your 7-step Workout at Work

Is sitting as bad as smoking? Some researchers say so. But the fact is, many of us have no choice but to work at a desk, which means sitting for extended periods.

We found a few “desk-ercises” that you can do to improve your general health, boost your energy level, concentration and more.

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Justin Whittle
Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Never Stop Living: Happy National Physiotherapy Month from ProActive

Never Stop Living is this year’s theme for National Physiotherapy Month. It’s also a theme we live by at ProActive. It’s a message we love and deliver every day to our clients (and potential clients) in everything we do.

You may not know it, but physiotherapy made first made its way into Canadian healthcare close to a century ago when it was used as a medication-free method to heal First World War veterans.

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Justin Whittle
Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Mental Health: We can work it out

Spring is a tough time for some people. The change in the light, the transition of the seasons, and occasional snowfall after a few days of sunshine and spring-like temperatures, can all be particularly difficult for those who suffer from depression, anxiety and other mental illness.

But there’s new research to suggest that when you get moving you can reduce the impact your illness has on your daily life.

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Justin Whittle
Friday, 15 May 2015

Yoga for Newbies

Downward dog. Cat pose. Pigeon and Crow. Yoga can often sound more like a barnyard than a relaxing, strengthening, energizing practice.

When you’re new to yoga, it’s so daunting. The lingo and the advanced stretching can be overwhelming when you can’t even touch your toes.

But yoga is a practice, not a workout.

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Justin Whittle
Thursday, 23 April 2015

Get ProActive at Aberdeen

Knowing where (and how) you stand is where ProActive at Aberdeen begins.

It isn’t easy to get proactive about much in this weather.

Between work and getting the kids to all their activities; grabbing a burger and curling up for another Netflix binge sounds like a much more attractive idea.

Are you thinking about the impact on your back, heart health or waistline?

We are.

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