Fitness and Wellness Services

Strength and Conditioning/Personal Training at Advantage Rehab Are you feeling weak? Slow? Fragile?Do you have fitness goals? Are you finishing up physical therapy and don’t want to lose what you’ve gained?Do you play a sport or participate in an activity that you want to be stronger, faster, and have more endurance in?Do you want to […]

Move. Fuel. Recover. Connect. ENDURE.

At last, we come to the final pillar of well-being in this stretched-out blog series: Endure. Arguably one of the most difficult items to conceptualize and conquer. Perhaps a more common word used is Resilience, meaning “the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties.” Much like a physical object having resiliency – being able to spring […]

Popping In Our Joints

Do you have any joints that regularly crack or pop with movement or positional changes? So do I! The advice that I give my patients with this popping is pretty straight forward. If the popping you’re feeling is not painful than we won’t worry about it too much. But I do find occasionally that the […]

Why is hip mobility important?

Hip mobility is important because…… It allows muscles to function optimally. If the muscles can’t move a joint through a normal range, they’re missing out on opportunities to be stronger and more efficient. Limited joint range of motion also predisposes muscles to get abnormally shortened, which limits their ability to be strong. It encourages optimal […]

Occupational Safety

April 28th is the World Day for Safety & Health at Work, established by the International Labour Organization to promote the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases worldwide. The concept of injury prevention and wellness has always appealed to me, so in 2017 I took some extra training to become certified in Applied Prevention and […]

Exercise with a Purpose

I would like to dedicate this blog to a topic that can be a contributing factor to your fitness success; adding purpose and intention to your exercise by considering what muscle you would like to do the most work. They say that motion is lotion! I would agree that exercise for the sake of exercise […]

Move. Recover. FUEL. Endure. Connect.

It’s mid-February already. Stereotypically, January is the time when a lot of people decide they need to make some healthy changes – whether or not they call them resolutions. Eating healthier is usually one of them. If you decided this, how have you done so far? Still at it? Everyone knows it’s important to eat […]

Take Time to Laugh

“Take advantage of the season” is the theme of the month for Advantage Rehab. This is the Christmas and winter season but there are many seasons to take advantage of. There are seasons related to our age; to our education, the time of year, and holidays.  Each comes with unique experiences and opportunities. The thing […]

Move. Recover. Fuel. CONNECT. Endure.

Previously, we have shared detailed blogs regarding the importance of movement and adequate rest/recovery for physical wellness.  These are most-easily relatable to the profession of physical therapy. However, a lack of social well-being also has been shown to have several negative physical effects, which may lead to a pain issue. A study done in 2011 […]

Kinesiology Tape

1. What is Kinesiology tape? Kinesiology tape was developed in the 1970’s by a chiropractor named Dr. Kenzo Kase. Dr. Kase was born in Japan in the early 1940’s and later graduated from National University of Health Sciences in Chicago, Illinois. While treating his patients, he became frustrated with traditional taping methods secondary to limited […]

Concussion is a Rehabilitative Injury

Did you know that there are over 43 definitions of concussion? Basically, a concussion is a brain injury that causes a change in brain function following a force (blow, jolt or hit) to the head or body, which may be accompanied by temporary loss of consciousness, but is identified in awake individuals, with measures of […]