What’s Hurting

 

apollo physical therapy centres

 

Problems with daily self-care

  • Showering
  • Washing/blowdrying hair
  • Putting on/taking off your bra
  • Putting on/taking off your shirt
  • Trouble putting socks on

Problems with Exercise

  • Pain preventing exercise
  • Pain during exercise (not the “good” pain)
  • Pain or swelling after exercise
  • Pain or limitation preventing you from progressing with cardio or weights
  • Recurring pain from old athletic injuries

Problems with work

  • Sitting at your workstation for extended periods
  • Typing
  • Standing for long periods

Problems driving

  • Showering
  • Washing/blowdrying hair
  • Putting on/taking off your bra
  • Putting on/taking off your shirt
  • Trouble putting socks on

Problems with daily activities

  • Lifting your kids
  • Putting groceries away
  • Vacuuming
  • Gardening
  • Playing with your kids at the park
  • Sitting on the couch or floor
  • Standing to do dishes
  • Going up or down stairs

Nagging issues

  • Poor posture
  • Weak or imbalanced muscles
  • Dull aches and pains
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Digestive issues

What I do around here:

I prescribe, progress, and regress exercise programs as well as teach correct movement techniques to help others recover, stay mobile, and injury free. I also apply treatment modalities such as thermotherapy, cryotherapy, TENS, STIM, IFC, ultrasound, and taping.

I became an Exercise Specialist because:

I am passionate about interacting and learning from others, and love being able to see people reach their full potential and live with good quality of life through exercise and physical activity!

My personal philosophy is:

Get to know the person, not just the patient.

What I do for fun:

I enjoy activities that allow me to spend time with my wife and two daughters.  Riding on the bike trails of Ottawa, playing golf, hockey and soccer are just a few of the things that keep me active.  As well, spending a few days at the gym working on strength and aerobic conditioning allow me to stay fit and keep pace with my active children.  With very little down time, I occasionally like to spend a quiet night at home watching a movie or playing the Wii.

Need Physical Therapy Help?

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