Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Autumn Update from Physiomoves!

Happy Fall to all our wonderful supporters in the Surrey area (South Surrey, White Rock, Cloverdale communities and beyond!) Physiomoves had a fantastic summer and early start to the Fall season, with many things to celebrate. We congratulate Kristen on her recent wedding vows; we welcome Tiphanie, our latest and greatest Physiotherapist; we celebrate our 4th birthday (having opened our doors Oct. 1, 2007) and we anxiously await the arrival of Jody's baby!
We are excited to announce that we are a preferred Physiotherapy provider to the Surrey United Soccer Club and we look forward to helping all athletes get back in the game following any injury.
Physiomoves will also be back at this year's Great Pumpkin Run/Walk, benefitting the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation.
We think we have the best therapists in town and we look forward to helping you move your body better. Thanks for checking in, and have a happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Acupuncture now provided by Physiomoves Physiotherapists


Congratulations to Tiphanie Ge and Christine Campbell, who successfully passed the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute written and practical exams.  Tiphanie and Christine are both excited to expand their physical therapy services by offering acupuncture to clients at Physiomoves. 
Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese medicine that involves the insertion of solid acupuncture needles into the skin at specific points in the body to achieve a therapeutic effect. It is safe and effective and often a successful alternative to medications or even surgery. For more information, please visit the website www.afcinstitute.com.


Friday, June 3, 2011

What's up in June

  • Clinic owner Tyler Dumont was featured in the June 2 Vancouver Sun, p. A13 along with PABC CEO, Rebecca Tunnacliffe. The web feature doesn't show the great photo unfortunately, but it's still a great article!http://http://www.vancouversun.com/news/todays-paper/fitted+bike+reduce+pain/4879254/story.html
  • We say a fond farewell to Heather, who has been at Physiomoves part time since October 2010. We welcome Jonathan, who is here covering Johnny's clients for the month while Johnny is travelling abroad.
  • Physiomoves will be at the YMCA Healthy Kids Day on Sat. June 4 from 10-3pm for the 4th consecutive year. We are proud to support this fantastic community event that promotes healthy active living for all families. Come by and say hi with your kids!
  • We will have our tent up for the 3rd year at the Sandcastle 10km road race on White Rock beach on Sunday, June 12. Free post-race massage offered. Why not give this beautiful race a try? www.sunrunners.ca
  • Don't forget we have a brand new flat screen TV that will have ALL the Stanley Cup hockey action on. So don't worry about that Physio appointment booked during a game- we'll have the game on and popcorn ready to go!

Monday, May 16, 2011

a few kind words and an orange (ball)


Since the month of May is National Physiotherapy month, the wonderful team behind www.notquitesouthsurrey.com offered to do an article about clinic owner Tyler Dumont and Physiomoves. It's under the section "Get to Know..." (http://www.notquitesouthsurrey.com/1439/get-to-know-tyler-from-physiomoves-physiotherapy-clinic/ ) and it's a great article about our fearless leader. What was even more wonderful than the article were the amazing comments that were submitted by a few individuals, including current clients and local reputable personal trainers. They took the time to write really positive messages about the entire team at Physiomoves, and it makes us feel very proud (and grateful for such amazing people to treat and work with in this community!)
Take a moment to read it if you get a chance (called "Get to know...Tyler from Physiomoves Physiotherapy Clinic"). And feel free to add your comments here or at the end of the article. It may even win you a prize! This month we are giving away a prize on behalf of the http://www.notquitesouthsurrey.com/ website, including an orange therapy ball, foam roller and a free massage from our RMT Barry Bereziak for anyone who leaves any comments on that fantastic website.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Functional Movement Screen

A few weeks ago, Physiomoves therapists attended a 3 day course with the goal of advancing their knowledge and skills in the areas of assessment and injury prevention. Heather, Jody, Johnny and Tyler obtained both the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Certification and the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) Certification.

The FMS is an exciting tool that allows your therapist to observe you perform seven movement tests that are key to normal function. A score is then generated which identifies the areas a person needs to target (e.g. stability or mobility of a particular region of the body. The FMS is used to identify people who are at risk of injury during physical training. Your therapist can prescribe a corrective exercise program to address your mobility and/or stability deficits based on your results of the FMS screen. The FMS score also predicts an athlete's performance capability. This tool can be used prior to starting a training program or at the end of your rehabilitation program. The SFMA is a more advanced screening tool that can only be studied and used by healthcare practioners such as Physiotherapists. This particular assessment is similar to an indepth orthopaedic exam. The SFMA is very useful in determining what movement patterns need to be corrected and how to prescribe the most appropriate corrective exercises.

Physiomoves is excited to be able to offer these new services to patients, athletes and sports teams who are interested in optimizing performance and reducing the risk of injury.

Visit www.functionalmovement.com for more information.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

K-Taping now available at Physiomoves


Physiotherapists Kristen Pummell and Tyler Dumont recently completed an intensive weekend K-Taping Pro Course in Vancouver, BC. K-Tape is an elastic tape that is water resistant, breathable and can be worn up to 7 days. K-Tape has 2 effects: 1) it stimulates blood flow and lymph flow to aid in the healing process and 2) it stimulates skin receptors to reduce pain and help the body sense position and movement. K-Taping can be used in the treatment of a variety of conditions such as back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, ligament sprains and muscle strains (see http://www.k-taping.eu/ for more information). K-Taping is now in stock at Physiomoves and can be offered to our clients.
Do you suffer from headaches? Physiotherapist Heather Johnstone is looking forward to an upcoming course that will give her advanced skills in treating cervicogenic headaches (headaches caused by neck posture/injury).