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From Snow to Go!

From Snow to Go: It’s true, we are going to wake up one morning very soon and the snow will be gone.  April showers will bring spring flowers and we will enjoy warm spring days with endless sunshine begging us to enjoy our time outdoors. Our mountains beg us to climb and explore their trails.  As much as you want to get out and start exploring if you haven’t been active over the long cold winter your body may need a little TLC before your first trip. In order to properly welcome spring and tackle all it has to offer it’s a good idea to start training now so you can be ready as soon as the snow is gone.  The best place to start is indoors. Below are a few ideas for indoor activities to get you ready for the fast approaching spring thaw:

Indoor Climbing

Indoor climbing is an incredible cross-over activity – especially for the upper body that may have been neglected this past winter. Climbing also offers an opportunity to work on balance and body awareness that is great for golfing, biking and of course exploring our numerous trails.  The mechanics of shifting body weight and toughening up that grip will get you in shape for summer.

Yoga

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Yoga is a well-rounded activity that will easily prep you for that summer endurance and strength you crave. Yoga ranges from hot and intense to slow and methodical in order to prep you for the sport of your choice or recover from those cross-training sessions.

Gyms

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Local gyms are a great place to take advantage of amenities like free weights, weight machines, cardio equipment and space for a mat workout.

Outdoors

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When the sun starts to warm us up there are many places you can hit the pavement to enjoy some long distance runs and bike rides to get things started.

Massage

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Don’t forget about therapeutic Massage.  Massage is a great way to get fit faster if used after your workout.  Now is also the time to address any old or new injuries to ensure you are in top condition to begin enjoying your activities.

Call us at Nose Creek Sport Physical Therapy and take advantage of our 25% New Client discount massage or book an appointment with one of our Physical Therapy or Manual Osteopath clinicians and take care of any injuries that may prevent you enjoying your favourite outdoor activities.

Blair Schachterle BScPT, Dip Manip PT, Dip Sport PT, FCAMPT, CGIMS

Blair Schachterle BScPT, Dip Manip PT, Dip Sport PT, FCAMPT, CGIMS

Blair has been a Physiotherapist at Nose Creek Sport Physiotherapy since 2001. Blair graduated from the University of Alberta with a BScPT in 1992. He has focused on Orthopaedic Manual Therapy and Sport Therapy. Blair completed his Sport Therapy Diploma in 1997, and his Advanced Manual and Manipulative Diploma in 1998. Blair is also certified for IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation) Dry Needling. Blair has a keen interest in active rehabilitation of recent and chronic, spinal and peripheral, joint and muscle injuries. He enjoys treating upper neck pain that is associated with cervical tension headaches, sciatica (pinched nerve in lower back), shoulder injuries and traumatic knee injuries. Blair previously served for 6 years as the Executive Chair of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy (CAMPT).

Blair balances his busy professional life by staying active. He enjoys cycling, swimming, working out, hiking, camping and snowboarding, depending on the season. Blair shares his free time with his wife, son and daughter outside on the weekends. He has learned to enjoy the journey, as life really is too short.
Blair Schachterle BScPT, Dip Manip PT, Dip Sport PT, FCAMPT, CGIMS

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