Self Release for Your Neck
Wendy Bowen, RPT reviews some techniques that you can use to release your own kinks in your neck.
Stretching for your hip
Wendy Bowen, RPT demonstrates a couple of stretches for your hip area.
Stretching for your upper body
Wendy Bowen, RPT demonstrates some general stretching for your upper body (done after shovelling out from our rare Vancouver Island snow storm).
3 Ways To Tissue Trauma
Wendy Bowen, physiotherapist discusses how the tissues in our bodies become damaged.
Know Your Body Better - Neck Anatomy
Wendy explains some of anatomy of the neck.
Wendy will show you a few simple stretches for your neck. Stretching should make you feel better. If you get more pain when stretching, she recommends that you consult your therapist.
Wendy shows you how you can traction your own neck.
TMJ Dysfunction (Jaw Pain)
Wendy discusses TMJ dysfunction, including the anatomy around the joint, some release techniques, neck stretching, jaw traction, and other treatments that can help out.
Wendy describes the shoulder joint and frozen shoulder, along with a few exercises that you can use to help reduce pain and improve the movement of the shoulder.
Releasing a tight shoulder
In this video, Wendy Bowen, physiotherapist will review some stretching exercises for the shoulder area.
Stretching the front of your shoulder
Wendy will describe a few stretches for the front of your shoulders.
Wendy Bowen, physiotherapist shows you an exercise that can help strengthen the subscapularis shoulder rotator cuff muscle.
Strengthening for your Shoulder
Wendy Bowen, physiotherapist will review some general strengthening exercises around the shoulder using the theraband.
What is tennis elbow and what can you do about it?
A Healthy Hip
Why your hip may hurt?
Wendy discusses piriformis syndrome - what can be causing it and some stretching and strengthening exercises.
Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS)
Wendy describes the iliotibial band, the discomfort you may get with ITB syndrome and what can be done to help, including rolling/stretching exercises and some hip strengthening exercises.
This is a brief description on patellofemoral syndrome and a possible cause.
Muscle imbalances around the knee
Wendy describes how imbalances around the knee can cause pain in the knee and shows you a couple of stretches.
Wendy describes stability around the knee and will show you a few exercises.
Plantar Fascia Pain
Stretching the Soleus
Wendy describes how to stretch your soleus (deeper calf muscle)
The Importance of posture for back health
Wendy Bowen discusses the importance of posture in this 10 minute presentation for the BNI group in Duncan.
Learn a bit more about spinal degeneration.
Wendy discusses some do's and don't when sitting.
Spinal Decompression and more
Wendy discusses spinal anatomy, degeneration, and how you can decompress your spine and help reduce back pain.
Wendy describes the anatomy of the pelvis and demonstrates how you can do a self release of your tailbone.
Psoas Muscle Tightness and Stretching
Wendy discusses the tightness of the psoas related to lower back pain and shows how you can stretch this muscle.
You can have someone help you with traction of the lower back. Please make sure that you have been cleared by a therapist before doing this technique. In some cases of lower back pain traction can aggravate the condition. It should make it feel better.
Mid back and hip mobility
Wendy discusses how mid back and hip tightness can contribute to your lower back pain. She gives you a stretch she likes to do to increase mobility in these areas. Remember that stretching should reduce your pain. If you notice an increase in pain, consult your therapist.
Back extension pain
Wendy discusses why you may get pain in your lower back when you stand, walk or bend backwards.
Thoracic Extension Exercises
Wendy discusses some ways to increase the mobility in your mid back area. She recommends consulting with your therapist to determine if this exercise is right for you.
Wendy demonstrates some stabilization exercises for your mid back area.
Arthritis - What can you do?
Wendy discusses what arthritis is and gives you some tips of what you can do to reduce the pain associated with arthritis.
IMS - What is it and why would you use it?
Wendy explains when and why Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) is used and why it works.
Releasing Tight Muscles with IMS or Shockwave
Running and Injury Prevention Talk
Wendy does a brief educational talk to a group the Ceevac running group's annual 10K training program.