Monthly Archives: September 2012

A Summary of September’s Events

Each month we’ll highlight local community and athletic events that we’re excited about, or we think are of interest to you. This month we’re featuring two Movéo events, three clinics, and three races.

Events

Bronze winning Olympians coming to Movéo on September 28th!

We’re extra-excited that two of the Olympic cycle team, Gillian Carleton and Jasmin Glaesser, are coming to Movéo on Friday September 28th to talk about their experiences at the Olympics, and the build up to the games.

Admission is free, but we have a limited number of tickets as space limited to 50 people.

Call us at 604.984.8731 to get a free ticket today.

Training Clinics

There are several excellent Trail, Road and Triathlon Clinics on the North Shore.

North Shore Athletics & Mountain Madness run clinics:

KNC Multisport Triathlon Clinics:

  • From $125/mth, 6 coached workouts per week, Starts Sept 15th @ 8am

 Races

5 Peaks: Buntzen Lake trail race – Sept 29th, 2012
Run the North Shore: Hallows Eve 1/2 Marathon and 10km – Oct 28th, 2012

And a one more thing:

Our friends at YogaPod  have a new High 5 challenge starts October 1st.

September Email Newsletter

Movéo represented at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Dr Jenn Turner with the Canadian Women's Cycle teamThis summer was one to remember for our very own Dr Jenn Turner. Jenn is the Head Chiropractor for Canadian Cycling and just returned from traveling to the Olympics with the Track Cycling team. You may have caught a glimpse of her on TV as she supported the Canadian Women’s team to their bronze medal in the track pursuit race, or while she was cheering on the other Canadian Olympians.

Here’s what Jenn had to say about it:

“I have always imagined doing something huge like this. My Olympic experience was unbelievable! It exceeded my expectations in every way. We were at training camp in Apeldoorn Holland for the 2 weeks leading up to the Olympics, and that’s where my work was primarily done. Once we got to London and settled into the Village, it was about fine tuning their bodies, and prepping for competition. Our Women’s team pursuit winning a bronze medal was a highlight for sure. They deserved every ounce of that medal with the hard work they had put in over the past few years!” Read the full article here.


Take the pain out of back to school.

Children with backpacks walking to school.

With the anticipation of a new school year right around the corner, parents and children are preparing; purchasing books, binders, sports equipment and of course an oversized backpack to fit all of the new gear.

But not too fast, reports Dr. Lindsay Rite, parents and students need to be careful. Excessive loads and improper usage of backpacks amongst students have been linked to an increased prevalence of injuries (e.g. Neck & back pain, headaches, bad posture and nerve injury) in both children and youth.

Research suggests that when students are exposed to carrying backpacks regularly they may experience muscular fatigue and become susceptible to overuse injuries. For young students their muscle development may not be adequate to sustain the unbalanced heavy loads placed on them from poorly worn backpacks.

Read the rest of Dr Lindsay’s article, including the 4 “Pack it Light, Wear it Right” tips here.


A new look and some snappy content…

We are very excited to pull back the curtains on our new Moveo website. Designed by Christie at Flying Horse Design Studio, the new site brings our online presence up to date, and mirrors the changes that have happened in the clinic in the last few months. Here’s a preview of some of the new features:

Getting Social

We’re already pretty social animals, but the new website brings our Facebook, Twitter and Youtube channels right to the front page. Follow us online to keep up with the latest chatter in the clinic, and ensure that you don’t miss out on exciting events, such as the Olympic bronze medal winning cyclists visiting the clinic on September 28th.

Our Blog and Newsletter

The blog and newsletter are central to our vision of supporting people on the North Shore who are passionate about sport, health and the outdoors. Each week we’ll post stories and case studies that help you make healthy choices and support your body. We’ll also highlight interesting events, seminars and offers in the local community, and keep you abreast of all that happens in the clinic.

Resources

It’s always been our goal to educate our clients to help them sustain the benefits of our services during their daily lives. Over the years our team has written hundreds of articles on preventing injury, building strength, stretching and recovery; all these are organized in the resources section, and each month we’ll add more to keep it up to date.

Team & Services

Our team and services sections help you get a sense of what we have to offer before you visit the clinic. Each of our practitioners brings their own skills, experience and passion to the treatment room. That experience and passion combines to create what we believe is the most holistic sport rehabilitation clinic on the North Shore.

Media

We don’t like to brag…but, many of the Moveo team have been featured in local and national press for their work and we’re very proud of them. Whether it’s Jenn Turner’s hands on experience at the London Olympic Games, or our team’s participation at this year’s Coho Run; we want to shout about it! We’ll link to articles and news stories as they come out, keep your eyes peeled.

Check out our Media section.

Our New Patient Intake Form

Last, but not least. We want our website to help people find us, learn about our services, and book their first appointment. Our New Patient Intake Form is downloadable on our website and helps make your first appointment with us a smooth and pleasurable experience. Thanks for checking us out. We welcome feedback on the new site, and look forward to travelling with you as you continue to get into your bodies and the outdoors.


Meet Dr. Lindsay Rite, our newest team member.

Dr Lindsay Rite and Dr Jenn Turner at the 2012 Coho Run

Dr. Lindsay Rite is a native to the North Shore although she began her post-secondary education in the United States where she held a full scholarship as a NCAA DI soccer player.

Dr. Lindsay Rite

She continued her education at the University of British Columbia where she completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Kinetics, Kinesiology and Health Sciences, and attained her Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.

Dr. Rite continued her passion for sport not only as an athlete, but also as a coach, trainer and therapist, most recently working with the Ontario Provincial and National Soccer Teams.

Dr. Rite is trained in various manual techniques and believes strongly in providing evidence-informed, patient-centered care. She is excited to be back on the North Sho

re as part of the Movéo team and is looking forward to helping you achieve your goals.


Upcoming Events at Movéo and in the community

Each month we’ll highlight local community and athletic events that we’re excited about, or we think are of interest to you. This month we’re featuring two Movéo events, three clinics, and three races.

Events

Bronze winning Olympians coming to Movéo on September 28th!

We’re extra-excited that two of the Olympic cycle team, Gillian Carleton and Jasmin Glaesser, are coming to Movéo on Friday September 28th to talk about their experiences at the Olympics, and the build up to the games.

Admission is free, but we have a limited number of tickets as space limited to 50 people. Call us at 604.984.8731 to get a free ticket today.

 

Learn Myofascial Release Techniques with Ceilidh Beck

Call us today to book your ticketJoin Ceilidh Beck at Movéo on Saturday October 20th for a 90 minute workshop on Myofascial “Rolling” Release techniques. Rolling using correct technique not only increases flexibility, but also improves aerobic capacity in your muscles.

 

AC Campobasso vs Shaheen FC

Movéo is proud to sponsor AC Campobasso soccer team. AC Campobasso is the flagship team for the NVFC Campobasso soccer club. Started back in 2009 bearing the club’s name, the team has risen from the depths of Division 3 in the VMSL, and is now competing in Division 1 as reigning BC Soccer Provincial Champions.

AC Campobasso play Shaheen FC on Sunday Sept 30, 2012 at 6:00 PM. Visit their website for more information.

Training Clinics

There are several excellent Trail, Road and Triathlon Clinics on the North Shore. North Shore Athletics & Mountain Madness run clinics:

 Races

And one more thing:

Our friends at YogaPod have a new High 5 challenge starting October 1st.


Canadian Olympic Medalists Gillian Carleton and Jasmin Glaesser visit Moveo!

We’re very excited to host Canadian Olympic Medalists Gillian Carleton and Jasmin Glaesser at Moveo on Friday 28th September, 2012.

Gillian and Jasmin will talk about their Olympic experience in London, and the preparations that led to that success. The event is free, call our office at 604 984 8734 to reserve your spot.

Olympic Medalists Visit Moveo

Canadian Bronze Medalists Gillian Carleton and Jasmine Glaesser visit Moveo to talk about their experiences at London 2012.

Welcome to the new Moveo website!

A new look and some snappy content…

We are very excited to pull back the curtains on our new Moveo website. Designed by Christie at Flying Horse Design Studio, the new site brings our online presence up to date, and mirrors the changes that have happened in the clinic in the last few months.

Here’s a preview of some of the new features:

Getting Social

We’re already pretty social animals, but the new website brings our Facebook, Twitter and Youtube channels right to the front page. Follow us online to keep up with the latest chatter in the clinic, and ensure that you don’t miss out on exciting events, such as the Olympic bronze medal winning cyclists visiting the clinic on September 28th.

Our Blog and Newsletter

The blog and newsletter are central to our vision of supporting people on the North Shore who are passionate about sport, health and the outdoors. Each week we’ll post stories and case studies that help you make healthy choices and support your body. We’ll also highlight interesting events, seminars and offers in the local community, and keep you abreast of all that happens in the clinic.

Resources

It’s always been our goal to educate our clients to help them sustain the benefits of our services during their daily lives. Over the years our team has written hundreds of articles on preventing injury, building strength, stretching and recovery; all these are organized in the resources section, and each month we’ll add more to keep it up to date.

Team & Services

Our team and services sections help you get a sense of what we have to offer before you visit the clinic. Each of our practitioners brings their own skills, experience and passion to the treatment room. That experience and passion combines to create what we believe is the most holistic sport rehabilitation clinic on the North Shore.

Media

We don’t like to brag…but, many of the Moveo team have been featured in local and national press for their work and we’re very proud of them. Whether it’s Jenn Turner’s hands on experience at the London Olympic Games, or our team’s participation at this year’s Coho Run; we want to shout about it! We’ll link to articles and news stories as they come out, keep your eyes peeled.

Our New Patient Intake Form

Last, but not least. We want our website to help people find us, learn about our services, and book their first appointment. Our New Patient Intake Form is downloadable on our website and helps make your first appointment with us a smooth and pleasurable experience.

Thanks for checking us out. We welcome feedback on the new site, and look forward to travelling with you as you continue to get into your bodies and the outdoors.

TAKE THE PAIN OUT OF BACK TO SCHOOL

Children with backpacks walking to school.

With the anticipation of a new school year right around the corner, parents and children are preparing; purchasing books, binders, sports equipment and of course an oversized backpack to fit all of the new gear.

But not too fast, reports Dr. Lindsay Rite, parents and students need to be careful. Excessive loads and improper usage of backpacks amongst students have been linked to an increased prevalence of injuries (e.g. Neck & back pain, headaches, bad posture and nerve injury) in both children and youth.

Research suggests that when students are exposed to carrying backpacks regularly they may experience muscular fatigue and become susceptible to overuse injuries. For young students their muscle development may not be adequate to sustain the unbalanced heavy loads placed on them from poorly worn backpacks.

The “Pack it Light, Wear it Right” campaign lead by the British Columbia Chiropractic Association and its members actively advocates for prevention of such injuries. They state that education is crucial and recommend the following tips for safe and comfortable backpack use for the upcoming school year:

  1. Choose the right backpack: Choose a vinyl or canvas pack that is lightweight. Pick a pack that has plenty of pockets, a padded back surface, two adjustable, padded shoulder straps, and an additional waist and/or chest straps.

  2. Packing it properly: Make sure the pack contains only what is needed for that day with the total weight being no more than 10 to 15 percent of the wearer’s own body weight. Ensure the weight is distributed evenly with the heaviest objects closest to the body.

  3. Putting the backpack on: Put the pack on a flat surface, at waist height. Slip on the pack, one shoulder at a time, then adjust the straps to fit comfortably.

  4. The right way to wear a backpack: Both shoulder straps should be used, and adjusted so that the pack fits snugly to the body, without hanging to the side. Backpacks should never be worn over just one shoulder. Waist and chest straps should also be worn to add stability and distribute weight.

“Posture is habit” and improving these habits early is important for young people. Incorrect backpack usage can interfere with proper postural tendencies, additionally so can incorrect desk ergonomics and prolonged use of computer tablets and videogames. Ensure that students are taking short breaks regularly from their desks and handheld electronics, at minimum every 20 minutes, and are participating in daily physical activity. This will aid in prevention of injury amongst students and ensure that they develop healthy habits throughout a crucial period in their development.

Dr. Lindsay Rite, BSc(Hkin), DC
Moveo Sport & Rehabilitation Centre

Moveo represented at the 2012 Olympic Games in London!

This summer was one to remember for our very own Dr Jenn Turner. Jenn is the Head Chiropractor for Canadian Cycling and just returned from traveling to the Olympics with the Track Cycling team. You may have caught a glimpse of her on TV as she supported the Canadian Women’s team to their bronze medal in the track pursuit race, or while she was cheering on the other Canadian Olympians.

Chiropractor Dr Jenn Turner with the Canadian Bronze Medal winning cycling team.

Here’s what Jenn had to say about it:

“I have always imagined doing something huge like this. My Olympic experience was unbelievable! It exceeded my expectations in every way. We were at training camp in Apeldoorn Holland for the 2 weeks leading up to the Olympics, and that’s where my work was primarily done. Once we got to London and settled into the Village, it was about fine tuning their bodies, and prepping for competition. Our Women’s team pursuit winning a bronze medal was a highlight for sure. They deserved every ounce of that medal with the hard work they had put in over the past few years!”

“Besides my usual duties as chiropractor, I assumed my role as “helper” or swannie, helping the athletes with race prep and recovery, providing towels and water bottles and just being there for anything the athletes need. This is why I was able to be at the events and stay in the Olympic village and get to experience so many aspects of the Olympics! I am looking forward to continuing my work with the national program.”

Jenn also got to experience the full Olympic atmosphere, taking in the Women’s Gold Medal soccer game, the Men’s Marathon, some women’s race walking and marathon swim in addition to experiencing some of the free events as an “Olympic Tourist”. “Staying in the village was incredible! The atmosphere was unparalleled to anything I have ever experienced before, I tried to take advantage of every single opportunity that was given to me so memories of this experience would stay with me for life.”

Jenn is excited to be back in the clinic treating clients and encouraging the staff team, and we’re excited to have her back!

Bronze winning Olympians coming to Moveo in September!

We’re extra-excited that two of the team, Gillian Carleton and Jasmin Glaesser, are coming to Moveo on Friday September 28th to talk about their experiences at the Olympics, and the build up to the games. Admission is free, but we have a limited number of tickets as space limited to 50 people.

Fill out our online reservation to book your place today!