Physical Health

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.

Neck stretches

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.

Neck traction

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.

Shoulder impingement

Frozen Shoulder

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.

Subscapularis Strengthening

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.

Tennis Elbow

What is tennis elbow and what can you do about it?

A Healthy Hip

Why your hip may hurt?

Piriformis Syndrome

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.

Patellofemoral Syndrome

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.

Knee Stability

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.

Back Health

Learn a bit more about spinal degeneration.

Sitting Posture

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.

Sacral mobilization

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.

Back traction

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.

Thoracic Stabilization

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.